Everywhere I go, people still ask me how I manage to travel carry-on-only. They typically ask this while wrangling their own oversized, overweight, about-to-be-checked suitcase (or three). People want to travel more lightly. They just don’t believe that they can. So today I’m here both to inform and inspire. Trust me. You can do this!Read more
After only a short visit to Florida’s state capitol, I have become 100% convinced that Tallahassee is somewhere I would be happy to call home. Here’s why…Read more
Is this freelance life what I want for the long term? I don’t know. I’m still trying to figure out how to make my life work. And in the midst of all of this, something else just happened: I was diagnosed with cancer.Read more
One of my least favorite words when it comes to travel planning is neither a noun nor a verb. It is a conjunction.
Of course, so is my most favorite word.
What can I say? I’m a fan of conjunctions.
Yet sometimes you have to choose. (Do you see what I did there?) Sometimes you can’t visit all of the places and see all of the things and eat all of the food. For times like that, I bring you…Read more
This year sucked. It was just awful. Really, really bad. I’ve been looking forward to the end of 2015 almost since the year began. And now here we are, one sunset away from 2016. To which I say: good riddance, 2015. Don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.Read more
Yes, folks–I’m just that confident that I’ve created the single Gifts for Travelers list that you need to read this holiday season–or any holiday season. And as an added bonus, it’s not even a slideshow post. You’re welcome, interwebs. (Death to slideshow posts.)Read more
If you can honestly say all of that about this about spending 50+ hours per week in an office, then please tell me where that office is. I’d like to submit my resume.Read more
The phrase ‘living like a local’ is thrown around a lot in travel writing. But the term is typically reserved for stories of international travel. An American can ‘live like a local’ in, say, Ecuador. But a New Yorker would be unlikely to attempt to ‘live like a local’ in, say, Tulsa–or vice versa; Tulsa residents most definitely do not travel to New York City to live like New Yorkers. They travel to New York City to stand in Times Square while holding a selfie stick.Read more
A Spoiled Business Traveler Flies Frontier: The True Story of a Fare Sale Flight on a Budget Airline (With Bonus Kittens!)
There was fear in my heart as I boarded my first $15 flight. Would there be seats? A lavatory? Wings? An engine???Read more