After working in corporate America for 15 years (and recently divorced after a ten-year marriage), I quit my job, sold my house in Los Angeles, packed up my Subaru Outback, and hit the road. I started my travels in the Pacific Northwest and drove through Canada to Alaska. After that, I spent a month in Thailand, a month in Vietnam, and then six months exploring Australia. Future locations might include: Eastern Europe, New Zealand, and Japan. Follow along to see pictures/videos, and hear stories of people and places along the way.
I write about what it’s like traveling as a solo female, the feelings that come along with it (good and bad), the people I meet, and the thoughts that run through my head. I also share some beautiful pictures and history of the places I go! Each post is a quick 5-15 minute read.
I enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and biking. During my travels, I strive to push myself both physically and emotionally. Some of my favorite adventures have been: sleeping on the deck of a ferry in Alaska; camping at a glacier; snowmobiling in Canada; hiking in Thailand; learning how to scuba dive; driving a motorbike in the mountains of Vietnam; flying in a powered hang-glider over the Ningaloo Reef; and rock climbing and rappelling into one of the oldest canyons in the world.
I’ve had the fortune of meeting some of the most interesting and caring people on the planet, like: a retired VP now running a B and B in Alaska; a woman in Vietnam who started her own food tour company; fellow travelers; and an Australian outback woman who has presented at New York Fashion Week. Those just a handful of many.
As a single female, I’ve also tried to date while traveling, which has been challenging. From first signing up on apps, to getting my first kiss after my divorce, to spending 16 hours with a guy at a bar and having to say goodbye, to confronting a guy who ghosted me, to a guy who I followed to the airport to express how I felt.
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Editors: Mandy Strider and Misty Kosek