Halloween: DC vs NOLA? just have fun!

My favorite Halloween lasted a week. First of all, my Dutch friend was in town so I was able to enjoy pumpkin picking and all kinds of candy guilt-free. Secondly, we had to make the most of her first and only American Halloween so things may have gone a little crazy. So we started in Washington, DC. Traditionally, in DC, Halloween parties are the Saturday … Continue reading Halloween: DC vs NOLA? just have fun!

30+ Tips on Traveling Alone and Enjoying Solo Adventures

This summer I was with a close friend. Don’t get me wrong, friends are good things. But I realized about halfway through the trip that this particular friend wasn’t adding anything to the experience. In fact I felt more like a babysitter than partner in crime or fellow adventurer. So I promised myself to sing the praises of traveling solo when I got home. If … Continue reading 30+ Tips on Traveling Alone and Enjoying Solo Adventures

10 Steps: How to Prioritize as You Plan a Trip

I’d like to share the most basic travel planning advice I’ve got: prioritize. Sure it sounds simple, but when we get excited for adventure and have the good ol’ internet at our fingertips, we can easily spiral out of control. I am guilty of the following: looking up Trip A that I am thinking about, getting sidetracked by Trip B on my mind, then wondering … Continue reading 10 Steps: How to Prioritize as You Plan a Trip