If you’re new here, I’m a single, never-been-married woman in my mid-30s, who is traveling and dating around the world. Over the years, I’ve grown from verbally abusive relationships, infidelity, and body image issues, and I won’t settle for a relationship where there is dysfunctional behavior or treatment, a misalignment of values, or a lack of physical chemistry. How did I get here? I'll kick off this chapter with a quote by Rupi Kaur: "How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you..."
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Discovering Some Bittersweet Truths, Six Weeks Into Nomad Life
The nomad life, so far, has been bittersweet — bitter because I just got a taste of what life would be like. But sweet — because a new adventure is right around the corner.
Maybe I’m Alone for the Holidays, But Lonely I’m Not
Christmas: whether one is single or in a couple, whether traveling to family or vice versa; typically, it’s a holiday one spends with loved ones. But this year, my Christmas looks a little different. And I love the flexibility and freedom.
Why I Constantly One-Up Myself with Travel
My flight into Dublin landed around 8 a.m. Sunday. When I approached the passport control officer in the non-EU citizen line, he fired off a number of questions. The exchange went a little something like this: “How long are you staying in Ireland?” he asked...
When Not to ‘Give the Guy a Shot’
If I can’t imagine a future with someone within the first few dates, I probably never will. And then it's sayonara.
Continued: Solo Travel is a Gateway Drug (an Autobiography)
Costa Rica. My first international trip ENTIRELY ALONE, opened the floodgates to my new wave of solo travel.
Traveling Happily Means Rolling with the Punches
When things “go wrong,” as they almost always do, your reaction to it is far more important than the actual event itself.
Packing for Backpacking: The Toiletry Bag
Packing your backpack is definitely an art. Your backpack is your life force; your source of all things. Follow along as I pack my toiletry bag for 8 days in Ecuador!
Local Travel within Europe… Navigating the Train System
How should I get around within Europe? This confounded me when I got to planning my 4-week, multi-city, multi-country European adventure.
From Laid Off to Off-Loading: A Tale of What’s Really Important
Do you love your job? On my surface, my job was a dream job. But when people asked me that, I could never give them an emphatic yes. (My diplomatic response was, ‘Well, I get to do a lot of cool things…’)
How to Meet People While Traveling Solo
So you decided to go on a trip alone. How do you actually meet people? Let me share with you the methods I used to meet people. It's not what you think...
Why Travel Solo?
Traveling alone is an experience not to be missed.