On the heels of a break-up, I booked a solo trip to go hiking in New Zealand. I needed a fresh start, a break from my life as a couple – something to lift me out of my depressed state, which felt like a tidal wave engulfing me. My career had stalled, my relationship was over, and half of my thirties . . .
I just returned from a hiking trip in Alaska, and man. It was beautiful and intense. Stunning landscapes, especially as the snow was melting. The trails were difficult - icy, muddy, steep - and incredible. Alaska really is Into the Wild, magic bus from the movie . . .
I don't know about you, but I was ready to put 2016 behind me. I entered the New Year with a good attitude and a LONG to-do list. But now here I am in mid-January, trying to get motivated, and still feeling the residual depression of 2016. If you're feeling "stuck," or you've just been . . .
In case you were wondering why I hadn't been posting as regularly, I've spent the last two weeks in Spain and Portugal on a little vacay. I played hooky from my life and work to do some traveling. It felt good. . . .
Picture it: a nice beach with margarita in hand, or a hike up the Andes mountains, or a five-star meal in a bustling city like Hong Kong or Tokyo. Yes, it is possible to have these things without a romantic partner in crime. Or even a friend. I know, the thought of solo travel is scary. You're . . .
Last Christmas, one of my good friends decided to take a solo trip to Thailand, just because she could. That is, she's single, had some vacation time saved up at work, and it was a slow period anyway - why not? I love that some of us can be that spontaneous and courageous. After all, it takes . . .