I have the clearest memory of asking my father for help tying my shoes. I was sitting on the bottom step of our unfinished basement—I […]
Tag: solo female travel
As Long As You’re Moving, You’re On Your Path.
In this moment of deep transition, a few brief thoughts on “following our path,” and what that really means. A well-intentioned friend recently cautioned me about […]
How to Go Out Alone (& Not Hate It)
It’s 2009, and I’m eighteen. Paris is home for the year. It’s a chilly night in early winter. Ten or eleven o’clock. I’ve just gotten […]
12 Ways to Move/Travel to a New City/Country Where you Don’t Know Anyone—and Totally Rock It
I write about venturing into the unknown often. You might say it’s my favorite theme—in life and in art. You could say it’s my greatest […]
“Don’t go to Morocco Alone.” And other Fear-mongering you should Ignore.
A rooftop terrace in Taghazout, Morocco. Me: “I’m thinking of going to Morocco.” Everyone: “Awesome! Just don’t go alone.” As you may have guessed, I […]
Strangers on a Train
“We’re on our way to bible study,” says my friend. (He likes to make up stories, but let’s get real, who doesn’t?) It’s 10:00 pm, […]
The Invisibility Wish
Living here, I find I cycle between feeling very comfortable and, dare I say it, assimilated (as much as such a thing is possible), and […]
Links to Latest Article and the TV Interview That Followed
I’ve had an exciting publication recently on Salon-http://www.salon.com/2013/10/07/tales_of_a_female_hitchhiker/ …which led to a TV interview this morning with WGN:http://morningnews.wgntv.com/2013/10/25/woman-describes-challenges-excitement-while-hitchhiking-across-europe/ Getting my foot in the door, one […]