Hello from Stockholm! I hope summer’s providing you with many travels, adventures, and dreams come true. As for me, my ...
Women need to travel alone. Seriously, at least once in your life, hop onto a train, plane, or bus, and ...
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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 ...
Welcome to my Beginners Guide to Porto. Are you visiting Portugal? Great choice. In my opinion, Portugal is one of the best destinations for new solo travelers. It’s affordable, safe, diverse (cities, beaches, and more!), and plain ol’ awesome. While most travelers stick to Lisbon (with good reason, I love Lisbon), you want to add […]
I’m an expert at making mistakes on the road. “You missed your appointed time,” the guard told me, pursing her lips. “I did? I didn’t see this door…” I glanced at the solid metal door behind her. Knots formed in my stomach. “I’m sorry. I thought the vault’s entrance was there,” I said when she […]
June Highlights June was totally the month of blogging, blogging, and more blogging! Why’s that? Pfft, you already know! I attended BlogHouse in Philadelphia early this month, and learned everything I possibly could about the wonderful world of travel blogging. I thought I would be ahead of the curve since I immediately joined Travel Blog […]
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 […]