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Kissing Traditional Hotels Goodbye

I’ve never understood why some people travel to see the world and spend more time in their hotel room than actually seeing said world. Perhaps that’s why I’ve never wanted to spend too much money on accommodations – because I want to see so little…

Africa Perspectives

Africa by the Hand

When the conversation of travel comes up over cocktails and I get ready to launch into my African adventures, I’m usually asked the questions that immediately kill the buzz… “Alone in Africa?! Weren’t you scared?! Wasn’t it dangerous?!” As a look of disappointment parks itself on my…

Perspectives

Why Every Woman Should Travel. Alone.

I’m not always adventurous. I tried my first yoga class about three weeks ago. I’m afraid to eat ham because it reminds me of a dog’s tongue, and if it were up to me, I would still own a VCR. But there are some things…

Perspectives

All That Baggage…

On my most recent trip abroad, I found myself at one of the worst airports I’ve ever been to for an extended layover. It was dirty and chaotic and most of the people I encountered were not the…’happiest’, let’s just say. It got me…

Perspectives

Interview With Caroline Stolzy

When I first met Maia, almost 2 years ago now, I was struck by her smile and openness. Her face was literally an invitation to talk. When I discovered her passion for travel and volunteering, I knew that open face had to have been…