The magic of Rio

Of all the places I have visited, I was most nervous to visit Rio. Rio has a reputation as a wild city – which can be the most fun but also can skew dangerous in a second. With these cautious ringing in my ears, I arrived in Rio with low expectations. However, this city really … More The magic of Rio

Every season and all the weather on an endless and beautiful drive: Westfjords

After my evening soaking in the Drangsnes hot pots, I jumped into my rental car to take on an epic road trip through the Westfjords! The entire time in Iceland, we experienced the constantly changing weather, but never had it been to this extreme. There were big blue skies, fluffy clouds, snow storms, hail, thick fog, … More Every season and all the weather on an endless and beautiful drive: Westfjords

Avoiding highways, tiny dirt roads, spectacular beaches, and miles of sand: Santiago do Cacém and south

Day 3 of my bike trip was not my longest day, but it had more than its share of adventure from the very beginning. My day got off to an awkward start. Basically, the A series highways are full-on motorways, upon which it is illegal (and inadvisable) to cycle on. My camping spot was close … More Avoiding highways, tiny dirt roads, spectacular beaches, and miles of sand: Santiago do Cacém and south

Do I need permission to exist as a woman in the world?

Usually, when I discuss travelling, I glowingly discuss the spectacular things I have seen, the incredible people I have met, and the things I have learned along the way. And all of those things are true. Travel, particularly travelling solo, has transformed me, has opened my eyes to new ways of being and numerous wonders … More Do I need permission to exist as a woman in the world?