• I Ditched My Child To Travel Alone & It’s Not Abandonment

    My eyes are burning and when I loosen the grip on my passport my pointer finger twitches slightly. Seven days… Just a week, but the pit in my stomach feels like a hole large enough to engulf the entire terminal. I haven’t bitten my nails in years, but I...
  • Bum A Ride: Not Your Mother’s Hitchhiking!

    Finally, I’m no longer ashamed of my travel behavior and ready to admit it out loud: I am a hitchhiker. Oh! I also pull over for hitchhikers and drop them where they need to go! Finally, there’s an app and a website for people like me! While some call...
  • Maybe I’ll Go. Maybe I’ll Stay: A French Road Trip

    Our first night, we found ourselves so deep in conversation in a stranger’s living room in St. Tropez that we forgot to listen to J. Cole rap, “Roll up and smoke my sins away /
I’d like to go to St. Tropez / Maybe I’ll go, maybe I’ll stay
/ Maybe...
  • Books As Passports & Notes On Copenhagen

    Through books, I’d traveled the world a hundreds time over before I reached adulthood, navigating France (Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin) like I navigated my middle school hallways, falling in love in Ethiopia (An Ethiopian Romance by Heliodorus of Emesa) like I fell in love with Miranda in my...
  • Will Travel For Food, Love, Hammocks, And… : #TravelGoals

    As a true explorer and traveler, I love my “I travel where the cheap tickets take me” attitude, but after my last “glitch” destination vacation to a place I barely liked with friends I sometimes love, I decided I need to sometimes travel for something other than travel sake....
  • The Japan Experience!

    Yes, Japan!!! and all of it! Well, not all, but most. For my end of the year holiday, I decided to take a trip to Japan. This came about while looking up random places to go in August 2016. When I was searching around for different places to go,...
  • Traveling For Likes: Don’t Be That Person

    I’m in several travel groups, friends with plenty of folks who’ve recently gotten that infamous travel bug bite, and I’m starting to notice something: Too many people are talking more about the traveling than they are about the places. They’re bragging about their ability to get to these places...
  • New Year’s Eve Destinations: Church Not Included

    Now that Thanksgiving (whether we celebrate or not) is over, we can finally start talking about what the hell we plan to do for New Year’s Eve. Yeah yeah, I know Christmas is next, but it’s probably safe to assume you’ll be with family or that one fling you...
  • South Africa & Travel & Happiness: An Interview

    It was DC on election night and I moved my flight back a day out of fear of being on a plane, an environment I’m unable to control, with a gaggle of racists when CNN, BBC, or whoever British Airways had on their entertainment channels, announced America’s new President-Elect....