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.
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...]
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.
I was incredibly excited to be tagged by Gray at SoloFriendly.com to be part of Tripbase.com’s My 7 Links project. What is it? Well, I’ve got to choose a link from this site that falls into each of the following seven categories and then tag up to 5 other bloggers to do the same. I’m really excited to participate in… [Keep reading...]
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...]
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...]
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...]