I want to take a literary dream trip. Actually, I want to take a million literary dream trips to a ...
“Owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww,” I moaned, lying on the pavement in a crumpled heap. A horse neighed in the distance as I examined my ...
Happy birthday, Blond Wayfarer! Aw, my baby turns a year old on Monday! Unbelievable! It feels like only yesterday I ...
I turn 29 on May 7th. I don’t know how I feel about my approaching birthday. I’ve heard hitting 30 ...
Today, April 23rd 2016, marks 400 years after William Shakespeare’s death. To be honest, I had no idea such a ...
I’m devoted to Philadelphia. For my entire adult life, except for four years at Rutgers University, I’ve lived in southern NJ in the shadow of the 5th largest city in the United States: Philadelphia! Needless to say, Philadelphia holds a special place in my heart. No matter how many cities I check off my global […]
Public Service Announcement: All photographed food tasted divine and resulted in no illnesses. Fear sucks. My greatest travel fear sucks even more. Okay, I’ve debated posting about this topic for a few weeks now, but resisted temptation. First of all, I wasn’t sure whether or not my greatest travel fear teetered into “too emo territory.” […]
The National Park Service turns 100 in August. Wanna hear something embarrassing? I’m American, but still haven’t visited many National Parks in my lifetime. Like, at all. It took me, uh, quite awhile to embrace the outdoors. My trip to Western Canada changed me for the better. I love you, Mother Nature, even when I get dirt under […]
Confession: I’ve only watched “The Sound of Music” once and barely remember it. So, I wanna apologize in advance to fans of Dame Julie Andrews! Salzburg and “The Sound of Music” go hand-in-hand. I know. However, I didn’t even take a movie tour during my two and a half days in this adorable Austrian city. Check […]
Welcome to Blond Wayfarer’s Monthly News – an assortment of odds and ends relating to travel news, books, highlights, photography, and much more! May Highlights May is one of my favorite months. Why? For me, May not only means spring and sun, but that “birthday season” has officially arrived! This year I celebrated both my 29th birthday […]
Time for me to share my first solo travel mistake. As most of my readers already know, I’m a late bloomer in the world of solo travel. I didn’t jet off alone until I was a seasoned 26 years old. Better late than never, I guess. But you’d think I’d research more than a spirited and eager kid […]
I’m spending my summer in Scandinavia and the Baltic States!! Well. Not my entire summer vacation. More like the month of July. So, while I’m not exploring as much as last summer, I still have an amazing itinerary planned for a corner of Europe I haven’t yet experienced. Let’s hope no random heat waves hit […]
As promised, I’m dedicating May to mythical and amazing Scotland! Scotland is one of my favorite travel destinations. Ever. It’s safe. It’s beautiful. It’s great for solo female travelers. It’s exciting (guh, the festivals!). So, understandably, I feel like Scotland deserves special recognition on my ol’ little blog. Last week I discussed why the Orkney […]
I’m scared of flying. A single lousy voyage destroyed my confidence in planes. Destroyed it. I was on a transatlantic flight to Rome, and out of nowhere, heavy turbulence struck us. I’m talking overhead compartments springing open. Wine spilling. Screaming. Everything. Now I need to mentally prepare myself before boarding any flight – especially overnight, […]