Tag - inspiration

How I Fell in Love with an Expat Who Encouraged Me to Travel the World

I was never one who dreamed of the perfect family with a white picket fence. I didn’t have my wedding planned out or how many children I was going to have. While my friends were getting married and having babies, I was focused on my career. I’ve always been a work-aholic. Several years ago, my friends encouraged me to sign up on a dating site after I had...

My Path to Becoming a Travel Writer

Lately I’ve felt the need to really open up with my readers. I want to become more personal so that we can connect on a deeper level and you aren’t just coming here for a destination review. After I shared my thoughts on Anthony Bourdain’s passing last week, I received many messages of appreciation for just being ‘real’. I hope you...

5 Inspiring and Thought-Provoking TED Talks About Travel

I attended my first TEDx talk several years ago in Charlotte, NC. The ideas and the accomplishments the speakers had were on another level. The chatter among the crowd between breaks proved they were just as impressed as I was. I left feeling empowered and my brain was spinning thinking of all the ways I could change the world. If only I could attend a TED talk every...