Travel Well: Miracle Muscles

It’s the Year of Active Travel! To really expand this year’s blog theme, I thought a few posts about staying safe while traveling actively might prove useful. So this week is Wellness Week! Each day this week I’ll be posting (with the help of a personal trainer) about how to get the kinks out, preventContinue reading “Travel Well: Miracle Muscles”

Solo Travel: Come Backs for Rude Comments

Solo travelers have a problem that other travelers don’t have to worry about: the “naysayers.” These are the people who automatically think you “can’t” travel solo. “It’s lonely,” they say. “It’s too dangerous,” they say. “It’s irresponsible,” they say. Well, I know they’re wrong!

Alaska: The Climb

Originally published on 27 December 2007. I went to Alaska for a week after my college graduation. Alaska in December? You bet! This morning we got up and ate a hearty breakfast, packed all our climbing and survival gear (enough for a day or two’s survival, just in case), and left the house about 10:15amContinue reading “Alaska: The Climb”

Alaskan Flying Adventure

Originally published on 27 December 2007. I went to Alaska for a week after my college graduation. Alaska in December? You bet! Hey, everyone! I’ve been in Alaska a total of 42 hours, and already I’ve flown a plane, gawked at glaciers and mountains, seen moose from the air, learned to ski in the dark, and camped onContinue reading “Alaskan Flying Adventure”