Adventure, Party of 2

My love for solo travel knows no bounds—the freedom and empowerment of escaping to a far away destination alone is simply exhilarating. But after leaving my plus one stateside for my last two adventures, I knew it was time to take the plunge into traveling as a party of two. I’ve said it before, and…

I Kissed a Ray, and I Liked It

Circling back to my #mostepicadventure in Grand Cayman, I share with you one of the coolest experiences of my trip: visiting Stingray City. In actuality, Stingray City is a sandbar. In the middle of the ocean. It’s not an enclosed habitat where all the creatures have been trained to be around humans. It’s a place…

The Virtue of Traveling Solo

What fills your soul in a way that nothing else can? Are you mountains or ocean? Sun or snow? Adventurer or relaxer? If you plan to fill your life with travel, getting to know yourself and your own travel style is incredibly important. And the only way to truly discover that is to venture out…

Adventure, Party of 1

At the intersection of hope and fear, we find adventure. That’s precisely where I found myself last week when I was 37,000 feet above the Caribbean heading out on my first solo international trip. My mood was a healthy mix of nerves and excitement. Excited because I was heading to an island I’d long wanted…

Travel Tale: Go with the Gondola

Gondolas. One cannot think of the city of Venice without picturing those long, skinny and beautifully crafted boats and their perfectly uniformed gondoliers. As my husband and I were preparing for our trip to Italy a couple of years ago, we struggled with the question of whether or not to spend money on a gondola…

Swimming with Sharks…Literally

For most of my life, I have been afraid of swimming in the ocean. Maybe it was the giant wave that sent my six-year-old self tumbling head over heels through the surf, maybe it was the stingray I almost stepped on in middle school, or maybe it was that time one of my high school “friends”–knowing…