March 29, 2017

road trip

One-way car rental

Solo Travel Roadtrip: Finding a Cheap One-Way Car Rental

It takes a little bit of work but you really can find an affordable one-way car rental–you simply have to get creative and approach the process from different angles. Spend a little extra time and energy upfront and you’ll spend less money in the long run. Here are my top three tips for saving big on a one-way car rental:

Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach, California

Lone Cypress Letdown in Pebble Beach, California

If you don’t do your research and show up in search of the solitary Monterey Cypress standing sentinel on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, what sticks with you after your visit may not be the warm memories of a leisurely drive along a spectacular stretch of coastal California. Instead, you may be left reeling from sticker shock.


Adventures Along the Pacific Coast

The past two weeks have been fulfilling–and full–as I’ve made my way north through the Pacific coast states.


My Summer Vacation Preview

I can’t believe it’s been a month since I last posted but it’s been time well spent. I found a new place to live, I’m in the process of moving, and I’m in the middle planning my most epic trip EVER. Yes, I said it: EVER.

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…]

What do you do when a 2,000-pound bison strolls up to your tent? Go and hide in the car!

Creative Storytelling, or How To Tell My Mom I’m Traveling Solo…Again

Sometimes to best way to tell your parents you’re traveling again is with a little creative storytelling…

Driving through eastern Montana.

What Six Days, 3,000+ Miles, and a Stick-Shift Saturn Taught Me About Life

Driving over 3,000 miles alone in a small, silver sedan with nothing but the sound of my own voice and the asphalt beneath to keep me company became so much more than a physical journey, more than just the transference of metal and flesh from one place to the next. As the miles rolled past, the road shared its secrets with me, the gentle hum of revolving tires like a whispered chant.