Why Traveling with Me Isn’t for Everyone

Solo travel is a polarizing topic. You've either done it / want to do it / applaud folks who do. OR, you think they're crazy. And if you're in the latter group, I'm not mad. In fact, I think it does take some level of crazy to embark on a trip by yourself. Especially an …

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Food Adventures: A Non-Foodie’s Guide to Local Foods in Australia & New Zealand

I’ll admit, I am not a foodie by ANY stretch of the imagination. In my everyday life, I tend to keep it pretty basic – as in, I rarely spend money eating out, and if a recipe has more than 5 ingredients, I start to lose interest. Not exaggerating. Now, I will say that travel …

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Adventure with me!

**UPDATE** Due to an insufficient number of enrollees, this trip will not be taking place. Stay tuned for future opportunities to travel with me!   Friends. I'm going to Scotland, and you're invited! But first, here's how it happened... Ten years ago, I visited Scotland. Well, I visited Edinburgh. And it was magical. Old town. …

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Highlights From My Trip to Switzerland

I spent an entire week in Switzerland back in May and put a whole lotta effort into creating the perfect itinerary. But, the perfect itinerary also includes time for spontaneity – which is why I’m not surprised that my list of favorite Swiss experiences includes both planned and unplanned things. Truthfully, the title of this …

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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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How Traveling Solo Makes Me a Better Travel Partner

Wanna discover your travel personality? Travel solo. After traveling to Europe solo three times this year, I certainly proved that I am the ideal solo traveler. But, more importantly, I learned just what sort of traveler I am – which is really good to know for those times when I actually do travel with others. …

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Six Reasons I Have Mad Love for Minori, Italy

All those picturesque photos you see of the Amalfi Coast? The real thing is at least 100x more unbelievable. Trust me. I spent four days of my Italy trip here and my eyes and brain were at odds the entire time! Every millimeter (go metric system!) of that coastal road had me questioning reality… practically …

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Serious About Adventuring

Today, I felt like reflecting. I guess you could call this a #flashbackFriday -esque post. But really, it felt like time to take inventory of the adventures I’ve experienced since I got good and serious about adventuring. Good and serious back in May 2016. Prior to that point, I adventured. Oh sure! But I wasn’t …

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17 Travel-Friendly Products on my Wishlist

The more I travel, the more I’d rather only shop for travel-friendly things. Clothing. Accessories. Travel necessities. Stuff that celebrates adventure and makes traipsing around the world more convenient. Would it surprise you to know that I have a ‘wanderlust wishlist’? Because I do. If Travel Santa existed, this would be my list to him. …

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The YOLO Lifestyle

YOLO or FOMO? I randomly asked myself this question the other day. Not even sure why. But random thoughts pop into my head so often that it doesn’t even phase me now. So anyway, YOLO vs. FOMO. This prompted me to ponder the idea behind each one – beyond the obvious cool factor of using …

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