Using Time-Zone Tricks to Survive Time Changes

Most areas of the U.S. are subjected to involuntary time changes, like the one that may be hitting you hard today, good old “Spring Forward” into Daylight Savings Time, where we lose an hour of our well-earned sleep. The audacity! A creature of habit, time changes can leave me feeling disoriented for a good week … More Using Time-Zone Tricks to Survive Time Changes

Why and How I Went on a Solo Trip to Hawaii for my 40th Birthday (In a Pandemic)

I celebrated my 40th birthday with a solo trip earlier this month to the Big Island of Hawaii. It was fantastic and the best thing I could have done. Here’s how that decision-making process took place, how I planned for the trip, and some ideas that might inspire you to travel now or in the … More Why and How I Went on a Solo Trip to Hawaii for my 40th Birthday (In a Pandemic)

You CAN Go Back Again

For the past six years, my goal has been to visit at least one new country each year. It was going pretty well until 2020, when international travel was (and as of this writing still is) largely closed to Americans, or there are strict quarantine requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This had me thinking … More You CAN Go Back Again

5 Ways to Deep Dive into Travel Research

Many of us respond to uncertainty by diverting our energy to things we can control. Back when there were stay-at-home orders, some people became expert bakers, others started their own at-home workout regimes. And while I don’t feel comfortable pulling the trigger to book an international trip any time soon, and many countries are not … More 5 Ways to Deep Dive into Travel Research

Museum Nerd Series #3 George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Like other Hamilton musical fanatics, My interest in the history of the revolutionary war and the founding of the United States has piqued as a result of the many lyrics of the musical bouncing around my brain at all hours of the day and night. Perhaps the greatest gift Lin-Manuel Miranda has given me – … More Museum Nerd Series #3 George Washington’s Mount Vernon