Getting Sick in Prague

No one wants to be sick away from the safety of our own bed. I’ve been sick SO many times out on the road. It’s comical at this point that almost every trip I go on, I get sick. It happened on the road trip in Ireland. It happened in Arizona. And it’s happened countless other …

Am I Afraid to Travel?

Often, I am asked, “Are you not afraid to just show up in a city by yourself?” “Don’t you worry about terrorist groups?” “Aren’t you scared of what could happen?” “You could get drugged!” “How do you do it?!” My answer to those questions is usually the same. I chuckle and put on my brave …

A Travelers Code

I believe God puts us in the right place at the exact right time. Our paths are crossed by people, and it is those crossings that change us forever. We as humans do not always know when these moments are occurring. Sometimes, it takes years to realize that one happened and others are figured out …

Valentine’s Day and Travel

Everyone knows the story of how I became single. Old boy friend was mean so I dumped him and moved to Ireland. Since then, I’ve “dated” and “hung out” with several guys. They ranged in nationality from Irish to Polish to Canadian to French to American. Each of these guys were different, and by different …

Official Response to Kristin Newman Quote

I love that I am but one of millions of single girls hitting the road by themselves these days. A hateful little ex- boyfriend once said that a house full of cats used to be the sign of a terminally single woman, but now it’s a house full of souvenirs acquired on foreign adventures. He …

The Times I Fell in Norway

I posted this gem on Instagram earlier today. I was looking through Norway photos and found this gem from Tromsø. See, I'm from the Southern States, and we never get snow. I'm clumsy as it is, but put me in thick snow and ice and I'm practically useless. No, I'm not making a snow angel. …

A Traveler’s Thank You Note

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I thought I would write a thank you note from the perspective of a traveler to the things that make these experiences possible. Dear Mom and Dad, Technology, Reader, and God, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for being so awesome. You are all awesome for very different …

Thinking about Turkey

Wanting blue waters and sandy white beaches? Looking for some sailing and deep relaxation? What about exploring ancient cultures? Have you thought about Turkey? I’m thinking about Turkey. Tour companies such as First Choice offer top-notch experiences around the world, and one of the locations they promote is Turkey. Turkey is rich with history, culture, …