Romance as a Solo Traveler

Solo or not, Trailheaders go for it! When it comes to seeing the world, it’s better to go alone than not at all. But finding travel buddies along the way adds a new dimension to the journey. After all, they don’t call it wanderlust for nothing.

Travel Romance

Celebrating the Things That Didn’t Happen (Or Why I’d Rather Be in Pittsburgh Than Barcelona)

Celebrating the Things That Didn’t Happen (Or Why I’d Rather Be in Pittsburgh Than Barcelona)

I was supposed to get married yesterday. Well, a decade ago yesterday, 07-07-07. But we didn’t go through with it, and I have no doubt that was…

Fat Bottom Girls, You Make the Rocket World Go ‘Round

Fat Bottom Girls, You Make the Rocket World Go ‘Round

This goes out to everyone who’s wondered if they measure up (or down) enough. By attending the GOES-R Satellite launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, I was…

Missed Connections and Missteps: Rome to Vienna

Missed Connections and Missteps: Rome to Vienna

“We are not going to make it to the airport on time,” lamented my new travel companion as we sweated tequila and anxiety in a traffic-stalled Roman taxi…

Numbers and Never Agains

Numbers and Never Agains

For travelers, it’s how many states or countries or continents visited. For Lotharios, it’s how many lovers bedded. For social media users, it’s the number of friends…

8 Guys You’ll Meet as a Backpacker and What You Can Learn From Them

8 Guys You’ll Meet as a Backpacker and What You Can Learn From Them

There was a time when I’d walk to Winnemucca, hula-hoop through Honduras and kayak to Kenya to find The One. Globe-trotting romances are often fleeting, but they…

Long Distance Relationships

Choosing Between Romance or Travel: Key Turn-of-the-Millennium TV Characters Help You Decide

Choosing Between Romance or Travel: Key Turn-of-the-Millennium TV Characters Help You Decide

Maybe you just met, but it’s been days, months, even years since someone piqued your interest like this. Or maybe you’ve known each other for years, and the…

Lift Lilt: My Eurotrip Elevator Speech

Lift Lilt: My Eurotrip Elevator Speech

Attending networking events and meeting lots of new people lately, I’ve honed my elevator speech (lift lilt in Euro parlance, perhaps?) answering, “So what do you do?” Everyone should…

Crossing the International Date Line

Crossing the International Date Line

My French Then-Boyfriend, Part I: How We Met What happens in France is unlikely to stay in France, in the life of a solo female traveler. It will be…

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