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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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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What IS adventure, really?

You know why I adventure. (Or maybe you don’t, so READ IT.) But, adventures themselves aren’t one-size-fits-all. What constitutes an adventure for me might seem too boring, dangerous, odd, uncomfortable [insert word of choice] to you. And vice versa. And, guys. I love that about adventuring. It is what you make it. So, real quick, …

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