Seriously, who came up with the idea of making the ‘anniversary’ of a death a thing? I feel like the whole first year of my grief I was in such a fog, that I just automatically fell into what society was ‘telling me to do’. (to be clear, no one ever told me to honor Vince one year after he passed away – but everyone … Continue reading Bye bye deathaversary.
Just a two hour cab ride from Havana, the plan was for two nights in the countryside of Viñales. It was so lovely that two nights turned into three—and I could have stayed longer. This is a small town (about 20,000 people) full of amazing mostly single-story homes. In contrast to Havana, the streets are clean, everything is close together and it actually sleeps. There’s … Continue reading An incredible stay in Viñales, Cuba
Planning travel to Cuba can feel daunting, but it is so worth it! Continue reading Five things to know before traveling to Cuba
I was itching to see some family and friends in the Midwest. I was also itching for a solo travel getaway. I combined the two and scored a cheap direct flight into Chicago. How could I make the most of my time – maybe some quintessential Chicago stops mixed with a little exercise? Here’s how it went: After not a lot of research, I made … Continue reading 36 Hours in Chicago: Solo Travel
I started my time on the South Island in Nelson—a small, easy to navigate town surrounded by water. I wasn’t here for long and wanted to make the most of my time. It was hard to choose, but here’s what I did: Biking along the Maitai River Landing in the afternoon after a 21-hour flight, I needed to stay awake. I rented a bike … Continue reading 36 Hours in Nelson, New Zealand
The Azores are perfect for solo travel and lovely for solo hiking. Easy to navigate, affordable and well marked trails are just a few of the pluses. Continue reading Loving Sao Miguel, Portugal for Solo Travel
In the early stages of grief, finding your pants and brushing your teeth can feel like big wins. When you’re out of this phase, solo travel may be just the right thing for you. Continue reading Four reasons solo travel after losing a spouse is brilliant