Female Adventure Travel: Is it Safe to Brave it Alone? When you’re a female solo backpacker, you are going to hear the question, “Is it safe?” a lot. In fact, some people might even try to discourage you from going alone.
Mindful Travel: Peace in a Noisy World We’re slowly learning to disconnect from our digital devices and reconnect with ourselves. In the digital age, it’s getting more and more difficult to tap into our inner voices. An endless onslaught of information
Backpacking: Is that even a thing anymore? Right after my college graduation in 1993, everyone talked about backpacking through Europe. It was a rite of passage started by the “hippies” in the 1970s, which gained popularity in the following decades. My
You can read hundreds of books, but nothing replaces seeing, breathing and feeling history. In Monument Valley, Arizona, the monuments or sandstone buttes stand in the landscape like teachers waiting for students. Come in and listen. What I have to share
In my travels BC (before children), I realized how important it is to not just be fit, but be strong the first time I went snorkeling. It was in Belize in 2000, and although I could swim with the
Going out on a day trip to snorkel is a fun way to engage with nature and see a whole new world—the underwater world. However, this fun day trip can quickly turn into a nightmare if one of your kids
I spend hours planning our family excursions, and once plans are made, I spend hours thinking about what to pack and how to improve my packing list from our last trip--especially when we have forgotten important items! It seems inevitable