Swiss walking path

Inspiration

HOW SOLO TRAVEL TAUGHT ME TO LOVE MYSELF
One girl’s journey to self-affection.

WHAT YOU WANT IS GOOD ENOUGH
Is your dream a simple one? Perfect. No need to make it more complicated or difficult.

SOLO TRAVEL IS HARD. DO IT ANYWAY.
If what you want is a life of travel, don’t let being alone stop you.

WHY I’M GRATEFUL FOR EVEN THE TOUGH STUFF
Sometimes we don’t know just how far we’ve come until we hit a snag.

NOTES FROM A BEAUTIFUL, DIFFICULT LIFE
For me, depression is something like this.

HOW TO PACK UP, TAKE OFF, & EXPLORE THE WORLD BY BIKE WITH SHIRINE TAYLOR
One girl’s journey around the world on two wheels.

Travel Tips

HOW TO STAY STYLISH WHILE LIVING OUT OF A BAG, PART I
In which I share the secret of style on the road. (See also: parts two and three.)

HOW I MAKE MONEY WHILE TRAVELING THE WORLD FULL-TIME
I left my permanent address behind almost two years ago. Here’s the job(s) that make it possible.

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT TRAVELING WITH A DOG
A roundup of the common questions I get about ESAs, therapy animals, and traveling the world with a dog.

HOW TO MAKE A TEMPORARY HOUSE FEEL LIKE HOME
Hint: it’s the little things that make a space feel cozy.

HEY SOLO TRAVELER GIRL, DON’T YOU EVER GET LONELY?
Addressing one of solo travel’s most common fears.

HOW TO TRAVEL EUROPE FOR $2,000 A MONTH
Real budgets for adventures in France, Scotland, Switzerland, and more.

Travel Tales

CONFESSIONS OF A LESS-THAN-SAVVY TRAVELER
When it comes to travel, no one really has it all together.

THE DARK SIDE OF SOLO TRAVEL
What happens when you’re hospitalized in a foreign country?

CONGRATULATIONS, BRITISH IMMIGRATION. YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY JUST CAUGHT A DANGEROUS CRIMINAL.
Welcome to my nightmare.

HIKING THE ALPS: TO THE TOP OF SCHILTHORN
My favorite Alpine hike.

Writing & Business

THE NOT-AS-SEXY-AS-YOU-THINK STORY OF HOW I MAKE MY LIVING AS A WRITER
Can you make a living as a travel writer? And what does getting there look like?

HOW I BECAME A PAID TRAVEL WRITER
Want to be a writer? It’s not just about writing.

SO YOU WANT TO BE A PAID WRITER?
There are lots of ways to make a living off your words. Here are a few.