Solo Travel Tips & Destinations

Antarctica Episode One: Prologue

I warn you in advance. This is a long post. In fact, it’s so long that I’ve chosen to divide it up into several “episodes.” It’s long because Antarctica was awesome in the true sense of the word “Awesome.” As...

Valparaiso: A History Lesson

Valparaiso is a name that appears throughout history. For example, on March 28, 1814 during the War of 1812, the U.S.S. Essex was sunk by the British in the harbor there killing 58 marines. There’s a touching memorial in the...

A Southern Journey: Santiago

Flying into Santiago, it’s hard not to be impressed. There are only a few cities I’ve visited where, on approach, I had to look UP to see the mountains. Santiago, Chile is one of those places. As soon as we...

Benelux Lockdown

My cousin recently approached me asking about where I’d recommend he spend a year living in South America. Since I’m a “fast traveler,” I wasn’t really in a position to advise him about where to spend such a long time....

Walking 25 Miles in Edinburgh

Since I’d been working in Northamptonshire for the week, I thought I’d tag on a quick trip to Scotland for the weekend. As you probably could tell from my last post, I’m an unabashed Anglophile. But, I’ve never been super...

Strolling Through the English Countryside

In all of my travels, my favorite place to visit is Southwestern Virginia. I’m sure part of the reason is because it’s where my family is from. It may also be because I’ve been visiting that part of the world as long...

What Brings You to Wisconsin?

What do you do when you visit Chicago? Nope. I drive to Milwaukee. You see, my pursuit of seeing new places has reached a near-fever pitch. It draws the question: “What are you looking for?” A question I’ll pose to the nearest...

Dining and Driving in Montevideo, Uruguay

So, after risking life and limb in Paraguay yesterday, I decided to take it a bit easier in Montevideo, the capital of neighboring Uruguay. After checking into the hotel, I asked for a suggestion about where to eat that was nearby...

Safety Second in Asunción, Paraguay

“Let me put it to you this way: Do you have any hobbies?” I asked. “Yes. I like singing and going to the gym. But at different times,” She said. “Makes sense. Doing them both at once would be challenging, I...