What do you pack for a vacation at a beach resort? This list of essential items will help you travel light, yet take everything you need for a great holiday. You don’t need to be an experienced traveler to know what to pack for a… Read More »10 Things You Need to Pack for a Resort Vacation at the Beach
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Extra weight is the last souvenir you want to bring home from your holidays! Post vacation weight gain is a problem for many travelers. Feeling chubby and flabby after a beach holiday – especially after a long overseas flight – is normal (but no fun).… Read More »Did Your Vacation Make You Chubby? 13 Weight Loss Tips
What gift do you give a woman turning 50 – especially if that woman is you? I planned to celebrate my 50th birthday with a life-changing pilgrimage to India. Instead, I found myself exploring the historical neighborhoods of Dubai and climbing to the peak of… Read More »Where is the Best Place to Celebrate Your 50th Birthday?
Journaling helps travelers remember the trip, process experiences, and even make smart decisions on the road. Whether you’re going on a solo spiritual pilgrimage to India or a group trek up Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, you need a good travel journal. Journaling while traveling will transform… Read More »10 Best Travel Journals for Solo or Group Treks
Even if you prefer to travel solo, you want company sometimes. Meeting new people and making friends when you travel makes the trip more fun – even for introverted writers like me, who love being alone! But how do you make friends when you’re in… Read More »7 Easy Ways to Make Friends When You’re Traveling Solo
Jet lag causes insomnia, disrupts the sleep you do get, and even makes you feel sick. How do you sleep when you’re jet lagged from traveling across different time zones? These natural remedies from four sleep experts will help you fall asleep – and stay… Read More »Tired of Insomnia? 10 Natural Ways to Overcome Jet Lag
Come, sit beside me! We’ll lean on each other and be comforted. My tips for overcoming homesickness when you’re traveling solo will help you feel less alone. One of the healthiest ways to cope with loneliness while you travel is to share your story. Feel… Read More »Are You Traveling Alone and Feeling Homesick?
A reader emailed me, excited about being accepted into a school program – a cultural exchange – that will send her to Delhi to do volunteer work in an orphanage for four months. But what if she gets homesick while volunteering in India? She really… Read More »What If You Get Homesick While Volunteering in India?