Hello dear internet friends.  It’s been a long while. I hope you’ve been healthy and working on your happiness.  I’ve wanted to get back into sharing my travel stories for so long, but life got in the way for a bit there. Mainly, I went back to school for my master’s degree in 2020 which […]

hoe park plymouth sunset lighthouse

March 31, 2023

Introducing Carefree Compass 2.0

I’ve read for many years about the wonders of solo travel – why it’s good for you, how to stay safe, why everyone should do it at some point, etc. I’ve always wanted to travel solo, but the first time I ever did, it was completely by accident. On my way home from Barcelona last […]

view of fraumunster church with limmat river zurich and buildings

May 14, 2018

Missed Flights and Food Poisoning: My First Solo Travel Experience

Until the day I die, I will never forget how to count to eight in Italian. Only to eight, with overdramatic emphasis on each number, and kilt-wearing Scottish dancers doing the jig in my memory. Sound bizarre? It was, completely. But it also had a rather deep significance to my family and me on our […]

scottish dancers in a pavilion

April 9, 2018

Family Heritage with a Twist in Maori, Italy