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)

Common Travel Scams

It can be sad to check your trust at the ticketing counter, but not everyone has good intentions; stealing from tourists can be very lucrative. To avoid getting scammed or pickpocketed, take a healthy dose of pragmatism, keep your eyes open, and consider that if something seems too good to be true that it probably … More Common Travel Scams

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

When can we travel again, and where can we go now?

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed, we’re wondering when we’ll be let out. There is much speculation, but we did a bit of research to provide the latest expert opinions, as well as destinations you can still travel to right now, with some added planning and testing.  Currently, countries are deciding what’s best … More When can we travel again, and where can we go now?

New Year’s Travel Resolutions: 10 Ways to Change How You Travel

It’s the time of year when it’s hard to avoid thinking about change. Some years I’m really into setting resolutions and goals. This year…not so much. We’re meeting goals every day just trying to survive and stay sane! Any extra effort can seem exhausting. So I thought it might be more fun to think about … More New Year’s Travel Resolutions: 10 Ways to Change How You Travel

German Christmas Markets: What to eat, drink, and shop for

Before I tell you about the depth of my love for the German Weihnachtsmarkt, you should know that Christmas isn’t even my favorite holiday (it’s Halloween)! That’s how powerful the markets are. Germans excel at Christmas. I’m not entirely sure they gave us the Christmas tree and Santa Claus as we know them today, even … More German Christmas Markets: What to eat, drink, and shop for

How to Work While Traveling…From the Ground Up

Disclaimer: this post focuses on advice for those of us who spend most of our working lives tethered to a desk or a computer, in a traditional office working environment. For those of you who work differently, we salute you! 2020 marks a huge shift in office-based working environments and culture. We’re gaining new leverage, … More How to Work While Traveling…From the Ground Up