Overcoming fear has helped me do the scariest thing of all: quit my job to travel, life on my own terms and silence societal pressures. Here’s my story.
Okay, so let me start off by saying that when I say “non-traveler” I don’t mean my boyfriend doesn’t travel. In fact, he speaks fluent Italian, loves getting away to remote destinations and is super adventurous (he just took me […]
Despite the fact I’ve traveled to countless countries as a solo female, I’m still told every time I book a flight on my own how dangerous what I’m doing is. While friends ask me I’ve ever seen the movies “Hostel” […]
When I When I got to college — the State University of New York at Albany, to be specific — I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to major in, so I chose Communication because I really enjoyed writing and […]
I love this quote by Lao Tzu. To me, it’s not referring so much to the actual hotel and your bookings, but to a mindset of taking things as they come and being open to any outcome. It’s going on a […]
Have you ever look down from a high perch and feel your stomach fill with dread, your arm hairs prick up and your palms drip with perspiration? I used to be like this, too. Heck, sometimes I’d get dizzy just […]
I remember recently my now-ex-boyfriend and I were out to dinner, and somehow the topic of the Seven Virtues — chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness and humility — came up. We started laughing, talking about which qualities the other […]
“I’d Rather Die Standing Than Live On My Knees” This is a quote was stated by editor Stéphane Charbonnier of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, who was killed on January 7, 2015, along with 11 colleagues by Islamic extremists […]