Confessions of a Solo Traveler

After four solo trips to Europe since January 2017, I guess it’s about time I spilled my guts on what it’s like to travel with me, myself, and I. As an introvert, I rarely mind being alone. I’m also fiercely independent, good with navigation, and a cross between MacGyver and Nancy Drew when it comes …

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Don’t Do It for the Gram

Are we Instagramming because we travel, or do we travel so we can Instagram? I was struck by this question in the opening of a recent Robb Report article, titled: Instagram is Changing the Way We Travel (and Not Necessarily for the Better). While I won’t give you a full summary of the article (read …

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Do the Things That Scare You (Like Bungee Jumping in Switzerland)

There was a time in my life when I swore I’d never go bungee jumping. Never ever ever. I was open to skydiving, but falling head first, hooked to a cord, with the ground so close and no parachute? Noooo thanks. That was my solid stance on the matter until two years ago. Until I …

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Adventures in Fashion: My Charleston Fashion Week Volunteer Experience

Fashion Week. Attending the Holy Grail in NYC is every fashionista’s dream. Mine included. Easier said than done, though. I once stood outside one of the NYFW shows, watching all the VIP ticketholders arrive. But being one of those ticketholders? Pretty sure I'd need to know somebody AND save up a whole lotta cash to …

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The Anticipation of a Trip

The anticipation of a trip. You know what I’m talking about. It starts the moment you make plans to go anywhere away from home – and lasts until you actually go. It’s basically travel-induced impatience, consuming you ALLLLLLL the days leading up to a trip. Day after day spent wishing time would just hurry the …

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My Top 7 O’ahu Recommendations

It’s a given. No two people have the exact same recommendations for a travel destination. Naturally, there will be some duplicates, but we all just have our preferences. Before my O’ahu trip, lots of folks reached out with quite the variety of recommendations. Some recs I tried. Some I didn’t. But all were appreciated! They …

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Seeking Authenticity: My Hawaiian Hike Adventure

If you don’t already know this about me, lemme fill you in real quick. I try to avoid being a tourist when I travel. Sure, I’ll take LOTS of photos and visit a few famous landmarks (here’s looking at you, Eiffel). But I wanna go beyond that, too – away from the crowds, off the …

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