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 ...
Hellooooo, readers! I’m back again! Did you miss me? A week and a half feels like ages, I know. You ...
Time for some brutal honesty: I’m not a fan of those “30 before 30” and “vacations you *must* take in ...
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, […]
Scotland is one of my favorite destinations in the world. If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, then you know Scotland changed my outlook on life, and encouraged me to keep traveling alone, even with reckless abandon. Scotland’s wild landscapes, warm people, and welcoming hostels made me realize we only live […]
Welcome to Blond Wayfarer’s Monthly News – an assortment of odds and ends relating to travel news, books, highlights, photography, and much more! April Highlights My spring break to San Francisco technically took place at the end of March, but I’m including my time in the Bay Area as an April highlight anyway. I LOVED […]
In college, I had a weird fascination with prisons. Let me clarify before you all run screaming in the opposite direction. I know it’s kinda weird to admit. Believe me. When I attended good ol’ Rutgers University (was it really that long ago?), I majored in both English Literature and Sociology. The latter required me […]
I’ve been accepted to BlogHouse Philly 2016! I can’t believe it! I’ve been celebrating literally all weekend. Now I don’t normally discuss “blogging on my blog,” but this is such a big deal for me, you guys!! I just needed to spread the good news all over social media and my website. Let’s rewind for […]
Many of my readers have told me they feel nervous about solo travel. This is understandable. Even though I’ve gone on a whopping eight trips alone, I don’t think the jittery travel nerves ever completely disappear. I still question my sanity whenever I book a plane ticket and know no one will join me for […]