March 29, 2017



Travel Your Truth

Here’s my truth. I love getting behind the wheel and dream of the open road. There’s something about being in the outdoors that simply satisfies me in a way little else can. For some strange reason, although I’ve never lived there, the West Coast of the U.S. always feels like home.

One of my most life-changing travel experiences happened three hours from home, one state over.

Life-Changing Travel: It Can Happen Anywhere

Why do I love travel? Travel is not just recreation. It is re-creation. In the early days of this website, I waxed poetic about travel in a short, heartfelt love letter. What I’d settled on was that travel had the power to transform me by changing my perspective of the world–and my place in it–in both small and substantial ways…. [Keep reading…]

View of Montreal from Mont Royal

Weekend Wanderlust For One: Solo City Break to Montreal, Canada

Editor’s Note: Weekend Wanderlust for One is a series where I give my favorite bloggers a $500 budget and ask them to plan a weekend getaway less than 4 hours away from their hometowns that lasts 3 days and 2 nights for 1 traveler. The blogger who answers the challenge this month? Gray Cargill of Solo Friendly.

Weekend Wanderlust for One

Weekend Wanderlust for One: Road Trippin’ Harrisburg/Carlisle, Pennsylvania

I’m beyond excited for the first installment of Weekend Wanderlust for One, an exciting collaboration with some of my favorite bloggers who show you how they’d do a long weekend alone and on the cheap. Basically, I give them a budget of $500USD and ask them to plan a trip to a destination less than four hours from their hometowns… [Keep reading…]

You don't have to travel far to travel well.

Introducing Weekend Wanderlust for One

A week or two ago, I asked Facebook friends and Twitter followers to fill in the blank: “I’d travel more if I had _________.”  The top two responses weren’t surprising: most people surveyed would travel more if they had more time and more money. Personally, I’m convinced that you don’t need a lot of either to travel. All you really… [Keep reading…]


Weekend Intelligence, Special Edition: A Tribute to Mom

For my seventh birthday, my mom gave me the best present a girl could ask for: the ability to choose for herself. I had two options: having a birthday party with all of my friends or going on an overseas trip as her companion. I chose travel. I guess you could say that even then I had the bug. But… [Keep reading…]


By Horse or By Hearse?: 5 Unique Ways to Experience Savannah

I’ve said it before: Savannah’s a terrific walking city. Personally, I don’t think there’s a better way to experience all the sights, sounds, and smells of Savannah than on two feet. Your pace is (naturally) slower than if you’re in a car. You notice details more closely than you would when you’re whizzing by and quite frankly, unlike driving a… [Keep reading…]