Can Wanderlust be Stationary?

Merriam Webster defines wanderlust as “strong longing for or impulse toward wandering.” I had long assumed that wanderlust naturally implied travel to far distances, but does it necessitate a physical…

Love or Loathe: Travelling Solo

Last month’s poll told a tale of travel-savvy women in favour of budget airlines and their cheap, frill-free flights, but what about boarding that plane on your own and setting…

Amarillo skies

The road was my home away from home for two months. Everything I owned went either into storage or to friends and family. I packed necessities into the back of…

Feeling lost in fallen empires

I’ve always found it helpful to have a sense of direction. Going from high school to college to grad school to a post doc to an academic faculty position, there…

Traveling Identity

I have a weird relationship with my birthday. It falls right at the end of the school year, so rather than celebrating me, it tends to call attention to goodbyes…

No husband, no meat and a side of humor, please.

“Your husband, where is he?” asked the petite woman with jet black coiffed hair sitting quietly behind me, four hours into our eight hour journey from Phomn Penh to Ho…

Road Tripping Part 1

There is something distinctly American about road trips: The highways and interstates, wide open roads, cheap gas, symbolic rest stops, music and drive-through fast food. I’ve driven across country to…

My First “Real” Adventure

Looking at my last three or four years of travel, I’m amazed how far I’ve come as a traveler (Moscow, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Colombia, Vancouver, Mexico City, and more)….