• Solo Travel

    Solo Travel Tips: Let’s Start the Conversation

    When not globe trekking , I travel around the U.S. & Canada in my red truck, “Bert” (named by my friends Steve & Karen and short for Big Red Truck), pulling my 18” T@B 400. Custom built by NüCamp RV in Sugarcreek, Ohio, my camper allows me to go off grid with solar panels and not rely on external water and electric. To honor our adventures, I named her Ameli@. Like most solo women travelers, I get a lot of questions related to safety and route planning. Recently fellow camper, Jenn Grover, started a series of videos about solo women and our experiences. In this first of several, she and…

  • Destinations

    A Stranger in a Strange Land: Lockdown in Portugal during Covid-19 Pandemic

    “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” J.R.R Tokien, The Fellowship of the Ring Truer words have never been spoken. Yet, like Bilbo, I don’t see these words as a warning – they speak to adventure. Little did I know when I left Florida on March 1, 2020 to cruise for 2 weeks across the Atlantic that I would arrive in Europe with the world having turned upside down. During those 2 weeks, The World Health Association had declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic, most countries…