Why haggle?

I’m so happy to, once again, introduce Aine! In her last guest post she talked about standing out as a mzungu in her Tanzanian community. Now she tackles the question of haggling. Do you barter at markets when you travel? I certainly do and, sometimes, I admit I almost make a sport out it. But why? Aine examines this question and breaks down the reason … Continue reading Why haggle?

Product Review: GapFit Breathe long-sleeve T

Like most women, I always try and keep an eye out for affordable, quality and comfortable clothing. In addition to asking myself if it fits, I’ll ask myself if it will fit in my suitcase. When I try on an article of clothing at a store I try to picture myself bringing it along on a trip or adventure – oftentimes, if it doesn’t pass … Continue reading Product Review: GapFit Breathe long-sleeve T

Using Instagram on the Road

Social media has changed how many people travel in the past decade. Before leaving on a trip, we post to Facebook or Twitter, asking for suggestions. We make Pinterest boards that inspire our next destination. We troll internet booking site for good rates and take Yelp and Trip Advisor reviews as gospel when choosing a hotel or tour company. But what about once all of … Continue reading Using Instagram on the Road

Becca Powelson: February 2014’s A Lady Away

Becca Powelson gets around. Literally. And this year’s American Airlines Road Warrior winner has no plan to slow down. An Ohio native, Becca graduated from Miami University in 2005 with a degree in Early Childhood Education.  “As a child I knew two things for certain: that I would be a teacher one day and that I wanted to celebrate every birthday at McDonald’s forever.” But, as many … Continue reading Becca Powelson: February 2014’s A Lady Away

No Need for Menus

I’m going to admit something here. I’m not a foodie. Let me say that again, make sure you understand. I’m NOT a foodie. In the travel writing and blogging world I feel like everyone is a self-proclaimed foodie and I might get my passport revoked for this blatant admission. But amateur foodies/critics/photographers can be found in all walks of life. All you have to do is … Continue reading No Need for Menus

Meet Jen, DTourist to the Middle East and Africa!

I had the pleasure of meeting Jen when I was in London on my DTour. We enjoyed a lovely sushi dinner, ventured to the Charles Dickens Museum and strolled through central London to taste our way around Borough Market. Jen and I were fast friends and I’m sure our paths will cross again. She left on her DTour a couple of days ago and I’m … Continue reading Meet Jen, DTourist to the Middle East and Africa!

Meet Virginia, the North American DTourist!

I’ve been back from my DTour to Europe for three days now and all that I was able to do and experience doesn’t even seem real! I have plenty of photos and videos to sift through and edit and have several travel stories and write ups in the works. I’m just barely over my jet lag and off goes Virginia – the second of the … Continue reading Meet Virginia, the North American DTourist!

12 things I wish I’d known before climbing Kilimanjaro

Click any image to enlarge. It’s been nearly four years since I stood on the roof of Africa alongside two of my best friends. Kilimanjaro had been a dream ever since I first spotted it, the great wedding cake of a mountain, between parted clouds while on safari at Amboseli National Park. I have a distinct memory of sitting on the savannah in the pitch … Continue reading 12 things I wish I’d known before climbing Kilimanjaro