If you travel alone, you’ve got no one else to bounce ideas off of, to debate having an early dinner versus a late one, or to perhaps even tell you it’s okay to take an afternoon nap. Here are a few tips on what to do when you travel solo.
Posts tagged ‘portugal’
It was the geometric tiles I found myself drawn to the most—for the way their patterns repeated themselves, extending graceful rows of diamonds, squares, triangles and flourishes across the city.
The past week or so has brought a surge of year-in-review posts from fellow travel bloggers. No matter how much these posts may resemble each other, they all matter simply because we’re telling our stories.
Have you royally messed up your Indian travel plans and given yourself an impossible 24 hours to experience Goa–arguably one of the country’s most popular states? Not to fear–yours truly did just the same and has lived to tell about her race through the state.
“Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live.” –Mark Twain When driving around the North Island of New Zealand last year, I spent a night on the Coromandel Peninsula in a hostel not far from the famous Hot Water Beach. That night I got to know three Germans (well, two Germans and one [...]
“God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.” –Jacques Deval I hadn’t been looking for a market. Indeed, on such a lazy Sunday morning in Porto, Portugal, I hadn’t been looking for anything much at all–but isn’t that when the great finds always happen? From the bus on my [...]
“Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.” –Henri Matisse It’s funny the things that remain with us after we leave a place. After a weekend in Porto, Portugal, I’m left with the usual sort of activities to look back on–the four-hour bike ride down the coast [...]
While I get my act together and start processing my last month in New Zealand into blog posts, I thought you might enjoy this shorter piece I wrote earlier in the year for a travel writing contest. I can’t help but look for them all over the city; strings of red Chinese lanterns above the [...]