I am a solo female traveler. As such, I completely understand that it is not everyone’s idea of a holiday/ adventure experience, but I feel more comfortable and safe when traveling as part of an organized tour. I found the tour I wanted, but being a thrifty traveler, I didn’t pay full price and here’s how I did it.
There are a surprising number of people in my life that have trouble flying because of anxiety -- or won't even fly at all. This post shares some personal stories of those who have been able to fly regardless of their fears and anxiety. Have a read for some inspiration.
I made my way to Belmore Park in Sydney where I met up with a few dozen other travel lovers to take part in the Great Nomads Chase, sponsored by World Nomads. To be honest, I, along with many of my mates, didn't know what exactly was in store for us. We waited in anticipation for the instructions to be released and the games to begin!
I sometimes find it a little embarrassing to admit to people that I have never been to California before. Sure, I’ve lived in K-stan and Down Under, and even Ukraine, but California I had never stepped foot in until this past week. Amazing.
Since I hadn’t been, I thought that a little sampler plate… Read more
Who do I know that you know? Normally, I wouldn’t think to ask this question except there have now been several — almost freaky — incidents where I’ve come to meet someone in some random part of the world to find out they have encountered someone I know. It is a small freakin’ world, people, and… Read more
I wouldn’t say there is a huge number of Americans in Sydney at any given time, at least not in comparison to the other nationalities that populate this part of the world. For some reason, though, I do seem to find and hang out with more than a few.
I’m not one to… Read more
There was a time in my life where I obsessed over reading travel blogs. I read and read and read until my eyes couldn’t take it anymore; the more I read, the more confident I grew that I could take the leap and travel the world. I loved the idea of hitting the road, and to be honest, travel… Read more
I had the pleasure of meeting up with an epic traveling family, Soultravelers3, last week in Sydney. It was strange meeting someone you have known via the Internet for the past 5 years in real life… and in Australia of all places. Meetings like this really make me think.
More so, it makes me think about family, the future… Read more
Sydney Travel Tribe is kind of like Cheers. You walk in and everyone’s like, “Oh, right, right, I know who you are.” It makes you feel all good and proud, and then Graham Robertson walks up and explains to them that you’re also the person who made a video review of her underwear. Yep, I’m THAT girl, but I’m… Read more
I was feeling a bit philosophical lately after doing some of those recap posts, such as the Story of Brooke vs. the World. My mind got to thinking about why I’m even in this whole blogging business, and if it is worth continuing (not that I could really give it up). There’s a mad rush in the travel community… Read more