Why, After Brussels, Travel is More Important Than Ever

I woke up yesterday, as did the rest of America, to the news that there had been another alleged terrorist attack in Europe - this time in Brussels. My first thought, naturally, was shock - this attack comes so soon after the bombings in Paris last November - and of...

Essential Items for Your Carry-On

I actually travel entirely with carry-on luggage, even on the longest and farthest trips abroad. (Don't believe me? Check out My Go-To, Long-Term, All Carry-On Travel Packing List for Women.) But my "carry-on" is still a large backpack containing everything I need for...

6 Inspirational, Game-Changing Woman Travelers

I am constantly inspired by brave women in history - whether it's recent history or hundreds of years ago - who face the odds, defy obstacles, and make waves (in a good way.) I was lucky enough to be raised by two parents who encouraged me to be anyone I wanted to be...

10 Safety Tips for Solo (Female) Travelers

I've been traveling solo for 8 years now, and I can't tell you how many times I've heard reactions along the lines of: "You travel alone?! What! I would never let my daughter travel alone!" or, "I couldn't travel alone, I'm too scared." But the good news is that solo...

Bucket List Challenge: 30 Before 30

The 30 Before 30 trend is pretty popular. (If you aren't familiar with it, just Google it.) It's a way to encourage anyone under 30 (whether they're a month or 10 years away from hitting it) to push boundaries, make changes in their lives, embrace new experiences, or...

5 Reasons You Should Travel Solo (at least once)

"You're going alone?!" That's the number one response I get when I tell people I'm traveling somewhere (even still, after how many solo adventures?) Yes, I'm going alone. No, I won't be lonely all the time. Yes, I know it's dangerous - but not as much as you probably...