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New York is Not as Overwhelming as You Think

For the longest time, I’ve been afraid of visiting New York. I've always perceived it as totally intimidating, as far as talking about 'the big city' goes. But boy, was I wrong about this place. There’s a lot of getting used to in NYC especially for a woman who lives and travels alone. But once you give it a chance, it’s not as overwhelming as it’s always made out to be. [...]

“Becoming Brave in Montreal” by Brittany Dickey

All settled into our hotel rooms, we decided to venture out into the streets of our new home for the next 6 weeks: Montreal, Quebec. We struck out on our own, thrilled to finally be walking around in the alluring city of Montreal. French words filled the air. The soft sound of a street musician’s acoustic guitar echoed from a metro entrance. Hare Krishna followers were brightly dressed and chanting on [...]

4 Incredible Island Destinations Off Of Africa

African tourism guides tend to boil down to a few specific types of vacation. People go to dive into local communities, experience nature unlike anywhere else on Earth, go hiking and engage in other outdoor sports, and sometimes enjoy a luxury or party atmosphere in some of the continent’s bigger and more noteworthy cities. What we don’t talk about as much, at least not as an overarching topic, is the fact [...]

By |2018-08-23T10:48:51+00:00August 15th, 2018|Africa, Destinations, Guest Post|2 Comments

"We left our kids at home and took a trip to Chicago" by Hannah Lacy

Chicago: a city full of historical architecture. A city where you can see the skyscrapers from the beach. A city where you will eat the best pizza and the best hotdog. Chicago: the city where my husband and I found ourselves kid free for the first time in years. A city where we made new discoveries and refueled our passion for creativity. “Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful [...]

"Love, Loss and Passport Stamps" by HMD

I've had many people point out to me that they "can't just hop on a plane and go heal their broken hearts in Italy, Greece or Peru.  Who will watch the kids for God's sake?  Who will pay the mortgage?" I hate the fact that I have been kind of tunnel-visioned as I globe-trotted away suggesting everyone do the same, without offering up an accessible approach to healing.  REAL people with [...]

"My Strange Addiction: Take Off" by HMD

There have been ceaseless probing questions, primarily from my fellow Americans, about my decision-making and life choices lately, which (obviously) stems from my unsettledness and restless roaming.  I've met these Probers on the road while they were on vacation or business trips, all temporary travelers wondering WHAT ON EARTH I've been doing traveling for so long. There's one question I've faced regularly, as a nomad, that can induce an immediate headache [...]

"My new happy place in SoCal" by HMD

I found a new happy place on the West Best Coast of the United States. The perfect place to breathe, relax and retire early, or just escape from the noise of La La Land. Dana Point, California: Where have you been all my life? As I sipped my prosecco on the balcony overlooking the ocean, I wondered how I ever left sunny, beautiful California in the first place.  That's what Dana [...]

By |2018-08-07T20:09:31+00:00June 13th, 2018|North America, Solo Female Travel, USA|3 Comments

10 Things You Should Never (ever) Do Abroad

With all the lessons I've gathered up over the last three years of travel, I can say in total honesty that I know exactly as much about what NOT to do, as what TO DO abroad.  With every "travel hacking" notation I've made along the way, there's been a warning frantically scribbled on my notebook beneath it. Today, I figured I'd share a few of those "warnings" from my own experiences [...]

20 Hours in Reykjavík (and what to do on a long layover in Iceland)

Well, WOW Air did one thing right in my books recently... they planted me in Reykjavic, Iceland for a day long layover. Iceland. My #2 bucket list country (next in line to Japan) and I had 20 hours to taste test the capital of the world famous island. Ready, set, GO! We landed at 10 PM. My next flight wouldn't be until 6 PM the next day. Airport shops were closing [...]

100 Hours in Scotland

Country: Scotland Number: 35 Date: March 2018 Length of Stay:  100 Hours Time it Took to Arrive Here: 28 LONG years I've been dreaming of visiting Scotland, seemingly, forever.  I saw the Scottish countrysides in movies and television shows and envisioned myself amongst it all.  The lush green scenery grabbed my attention and had me daydreaming of the day I'd see it with my own eyes.  I pictured myself running through the [...]

By |2018-08-07T20:15:51+00:00April 25th, 2018|Destinations, From ___ with love, Solo Travel|2 Comments