My Flight From Honolulu to Oakland—Just Call Me Amelia

I left Oakland, California, on Sunday, March 10, for Honolulu, Hawai’i. Not piloting a plane—I wish!—but as a passenger aboard a Boeing 737. When I returned Wednesday night, flying from HNL to OAK, I realized we were following the same route Amelia Earhart had in 1935. That’s when she became the first pilot to fly solo from Honolulu to Oakland. ...more

Food Tourism: A Trend You Can Sink Your Teeth Into!

"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." - James Beard"Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture." - Mark Kurlansky"There is no love sincerer than the love of food." - George Bernard Shaw...more

Erin Go Bragh

I'm headed to upstate New York for my parents' St. Patrick's Day party, so I thought I would share a few of my favorite photos from our trip to Ireland....more

Moving to Europe

Moving to Spain didn't happen overnight; it evolved over the course of a year and took many differents shapes (au pair, international student, writer, etc.) and places (France, Italy, Chile, etc).Now that I've decided to teach in Spain through the CIEE program, I feel good about my decision. It's risky, yet safe. (I am moving with a friend and will have a roommate.) Crazy, yet practical. (I'll be paid a salary and have health insurance, which I need for obvious reasons.)...more
@Geri Dreiling  Thank you so much! I am so sorry for my late response. I got placed in Madrid ...more

Why I still love old fashioned, paper maps.

After months of backpacking in my university days using tiny maps torn from the pages of Lonely Planet and Lets Go, I remember when websites like MapQuest and MapBlast were the new, hot thing. I seemed incredible that I could just type in an address and get directions for where I wanted to go. And it made travelling seem so easy!...more

Solo Travel: Thinking of Going Solo? You're Not Alone!

Solo travel has been cited by Travel Agent Central as one of the top trends of 2013 and all indications are that its popularity will continue to rise.People travel alone for many reasons. Sometimes a travel partner (much less a compatible one!) isn't always available. Others enjoy the solitude and freedom of being a solo. This freedom, to make your own choices and not feel or be responsible for someone else, can be quite liberating....more

Healthy Travel Tips: What's in My Carry-On

As I was packing for our trip to Canada last week, I starting thinking about the different kind of air travelers. There are the people who roll out of bed the morning of a flight, grab a muffin and a magazine on their way to security, and get to their gate right as the plane is boarding. Then, there are the people who pack everything they could possibly need, print off their boarding passes as early as possible and feel the most comfortable sitting at the gate at least an hour before boarding. I supposed there are probably people that fall somewhere in the middle, too....more
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It's Easy to Be Green! Making Green Choices for Your Next Vacation

"Take only memories, leave only footprints."- Chief SeattleIf making “green” choices is a priority, you can go green with your greenbacks and with your choices. In addition to destinations that appeal to the eco- and agri-tourist, today you can support those companies that are environmentally conscious....more

Nourishment for the mind, body, and soul

Hello everyone, I have two exciting announcements for you and I don't want you to miss out on one more second. My husband and I wrote this awesome e-book that you must make a part of your collection. Here is the details that you need to get your hands on it at Kobo Books....more