I just got back from a totally blissful six-day vacation in Tulum, Mexico, a quiet beach town about two hours from Cancun. I went alone. I’ve traveled solo (i.e. not in the company of a friend, boyfriend, or family member) before, but always as part of an organized group. This trip was the first time I was traveling alone without built-in activities and social opportunities. It was wonderful. I really enjoy my own company and loved having the freedom to do whatever I wanted — including nothing. But as a single woman traveling alone to a foreign country, I also knew I needed to be cautious and mindful of my safety. I took cabs at night if the area I was going to wasn’t well-lit, I locked my cabana door tight at night even though the ocean breeze would have cooled things down, and I kept a watchful eye on my drink at all times. Keep reading »
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My favorite thing about the trailer for “Harmless,” a Christian propaganda/horror movie about the evils of porn, is that this fictional family is being terrorized by a box of porn. Now, let’s just pretend that I actually thought porn was metaphorically evil enough to make a horror film about — I would be far more terrified by the seemingly limitless array of pornography available via the internet, not a little ol’ box of VHS tapes. You know? This isn’t the ’80s!