Solo Travel Tips & Destinations

Peruvian Esteem

It’s taken me awhile to put pen to paper (or, more truly, fingers to keyboard) on this one. I’d love to tell you that there’s a simple explanation like I’ve been too busy. However, in all honesty, it’s been because...

Dumpster Diving (And More) in Bogotá

If you said to me in August, “By the middle of September, you’ll be riding through the streets of Bogotá, Colombia in a cab listening to Frank Sinatra’s version of Jingle Bells,” I’d likely have said, “I’ll believe you up...

Last Minute Trip to Jackson Hole, WY

“Let’s do that on Monday,” I suggested in a meeting last Thursday. “Umm. That’s Labor Day. The office is closed. Right?” someone said with a tone of desperate hope. She was right. I’d failed to load “National Holidays” into my...

Austin’s Tags

It’s called “The People’s Republic of Austin” because it’s Texas’s left-leaning pocket. If Austin changed its name to “San Jose without the taxes,” it wouldn’t be too far off. It’s hard to miss the high tech scene as people in jeans and...

The Greenbrier

The Greenbrier The Greenbrier has been around since the 19th Century. Hidden in the high hills of West Virginia, it’s one of America’s first resort destinations. The site was selected for the healing powers of the natural warm springs. Those springs...

Four Free Hours in San Diego

“The Christian version of the Hajj should be to San Diego. It’s Eden. Perfect in every way.”  At least according to my Kurdish cab driver who’d recently moved here with his family from Phoenix. I asked him how he felt about Kurdish...