Travel & Terrorism: Choosing Between Freedom and Safety (#12DaysOfTravel, Day 9)

Disclaimer: The words I write today have been in my head and on my heart for a long time. This is a more critical piece than usual, so make of it what you will. Tomorrow will return to my usual travel musings – my top eats of the year, to be exact.  A few weeks ago, the U.S. Department of State issued a worldwide travel alert.  To … Continue reading Travel & Terrorism: Choosing Between Freedom and Safety (#12DaysOfTravel, Day 9)

3 Things I Learned from Solo Female Travel in 2015 (#12DaysOfTravel, Day 8)

“You’re going to walk Bourbon Street, by yourself??” “You’re going to eat dinner, alone??” “You’re going to go there, as a solo woman?” Yes. Yes, I am. This year, I’ve done more solo female travel than usual thanks to several business trips and a few situations where my husband, my favorite travel companion, couldn’t come. Though some people insist on a shock reaction, I always find traveling … Continue reading 3 Things I Learned from Solo Female Travel in 2015 (#12DaysOfTravel, Day 8)

A Year of Culmination and Rediscovery (#12DaysOfTravel, Day 1)

If I had to pick a theme for this year’s adventures, I’d say this year has been about culmination and rediscovery. It seems like all of my travels this year have fallen into one of two categories: either I’ve visited places I’ve wanted to go to for years or I’ve visited places that I’ve been to year after year and know well, and yet I still found new things. Continue reading A Year of Culmination and Rediscovery (#12DaysOfTravel, Day 1)