Posts tagged "wanderlust"

Wanderlust: It’s Good To Be Home

When I stepped out of the airport in Trinidad and Tobago, the first thing I noticed was the beautiful, sprawling green mountains that have welcomed me back "home" every time I return to my island of birth. Also familiar? There were Black and Brown people everywhere! That acknowledgement forced a tiny grin to form o…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / April 8, 2015

Wanderlust: Sometimes, You Just Got To Go With The Flow

Last week, I wrote about knowing and accepting when it's time to move on. I've been getting that itch lately, telling me that it is time to leave the Big Island of Hawaii. I know that I don't really have any other choice but to scratch it and say "see ya later." Though, as nature…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 24, 2015

Wanderlust: On Failing Plans & Learning To Move On

I arrived on The Big Island on the night before New Year's Eve. It was the cheapest day to fly and even though I would've preferred to spend the holidays with family and friends, I really wanted to start my travel adventures on a fiscally responsible note. Which also made me decide to get o…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 17, 2015

Wanderlust: I May Be Smitten, But I Will Not Be Your Educator

I've written before about "distancing myself From white people" to avoid being constantly subjected to racial and cultural insensitivity. After years of dealing with well-meaning, but often ill-informed or inexperienced Whites, the emotional turmoil had taken its toll and I simply wanted to avoid feelings of discomfort, disappointment and even anger. I concluded that the…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 2, 2015

Wanderlust: Finding Community While Traveling Alone

I was casually strolling down a sunny Hawaiian street in the small town of Captain Cook alongside a new girlfriend I hadmade a few weeks earlier, when a man pulled his truck over just behind us and tried to get our attention. My immediate response was to ignore him and continue walking, immersed in our…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / February 23, 2015

Wanderlust: A Pit Stop At The ER & Why You Should Travel With Health Insurance

The only thing I didn't consider when planning this solo traveling adventure is that I might end up in hospital. Sadly, I did. I woke up in a pool of my own blood a few nights ago and was faced with a difficult choice: Do I go to the ER (which would be ridiculously expensive…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / February 9, 2015

Wanderlust: 8 Types Of Guys To Avoid On An Island Vacation

Solo traveling can be a great opportunity to meet cool adventurers, especially for single ladies looking to spice up their love lives or have a little fun with dudes with foreign accents. Yes, travel dating can certainly have perks! Exotic locations make for perfect date options, the island breeze brings a nice calm and there…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / February 2, 2015

Wanderlust: I’m Not Afraid To Travel Alone

I am traveling alone through the islands of Hawaii and I am a young woman. I am not worrying about getting raped every moment of my journey, unlike writer Tara Burton, who wrote about her fears in an article for Salon called "Dangers of Traveling While Female." I don't feel as if my life or…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / January 23, 2015

Weekend Playlist: The Frisky’s Ultimate Road Trip Mix

To cap off our Wanderlust content, what could be more fitting than a road trip playlist? Besides a car, gas money, and comfy pants, there's really nothing more integral to a road trip's success than a good selection of music. On our recent drive from Oregon to Tennessee, my boyfriend and I didn't prepare nearly…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 5, 2013

How To Come Back From Vacation Without Being A Jerk

We all know the trope: a young college student leaves the country for the first time and then returns home acting the part of a world-weary jetsetting dilettante. We all also know that that person is annoying. While there’s nothing wrong with going on an awesome vacation and coming back feeling relaxed and happy, there’…

By: Lilit Marcus / May 3, 2013

10 Travel Apps To Make Any Trip Better

Smartphones are a way of life these days. I take mine everywhere, and look at it approximately 3,458 times a day. With so much time and attention lavished on our mobile phones, isn't it about time they did something useful for us? As we come to the end of our two weeks of wanderlusting, we've…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 3, 2013

Travel Porn: 15 Otherworldly Travel Destinations On Planet Earth

Unfortunately, unless you're Richard Branson or a card-carrying member of NASA, it's not looking good that you'll be able to vacation on another planet anytime soon. Instead of mourning the fact that you'll likely never wander the terrain of Mars or Jupiter, I have 15 suggestions for bizarrely beautiful otherworldly travel destinations right here o…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 2, 2013

A Practical Guide To Picking Guys Up At The Airport

I'm no longer a single traveler, but I was, OH I WAS, for most of my 20s. And not to big myself up or anything, but I did well at airports. You're probably asking yourself, What does she mean by well? I mean at least a dozen phone numbers/email addresses, three dates, two hookups (one in-air!),…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 2, 2013

Who’s Your Favorite Person To Travel With, And Why?

Traveling with the right person or group can turn even a weekend at the beach into an unforgettable experience. On the other hand, traveling with the wrong person can turn the trip of your dreams into a total nightmare. We've made an extensive list of the pros and cons of different travel partners before, but i…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 1, 2013

Etsy Spotlight: Travel-Themed Jewelry To Celebrate Your Journey

We've been sharing our favorite travel tips, stories and destinations with you the past couple of weeks, so it seemed like a good time to pick out some of our favorite travel-themed jewelry. We've selected some great map, compass and plane-themed pieces to help feed your travel bug!

By: Julie Gerstein / April 30, 2013

7 Simple Conversations With My French Lover Made Possible With Google Translation

A month and a half ago, I went to France for a week and while I was there, I took a French lover. He was a 24-year-old waiter that I met at the first restaurant I had dinner at and he didn't speak any English. Don't judge me (unless it's for being awesome). I took two…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2013

5 Reasons AirBnB Is Way Better Than A Hotel

I've mentioned AirBnB in a few of my traveling posts, most recently the story of my roadtrip from Portland to Nashville. Ever since my boyfriend Nick and I discovered the site, which lets people rent out their homes to travelers, we rarely stay in hotels anymore. In fact, thanks to AirBnB, we've spent a few…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 30, 2013

14 Must-See Hello Kitty Destinations For The Hello Kitty Fanatic

Hello Kitty was born in 1974, and since then, the beloved Sanrio character has only grown in popularity, as evidenced by the plethora of travel options that will fulfill every Hello Kitty lover’s fantasy. To read while you travel: Christine R. Yano’s cultural exploration Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek across the Pacific and to bookmark:…

By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / April 29, 2013

26 Travel Tips To Make Any Journey Better

When it comes to traveling, the best motto is probably "Keep It Simple, Stupid." It's really easy to overwhelm yourself by packing too many things, or making too many plans. But I've found the best trips are the ones that are well-conceived but leave a little time for spontaneous fun. There are little things you…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 29, 2013

The Plaza Introduces “The Great Gatsby”-Themed Suite

Our "The Great Gatsby" obsession just reached a fever pitch: the Plaza Hotel in New York City has debuted a suite that will transport you right to the Roaring Twenties. Filled with grey and sea foam tones, Deco-furniture and chandeliers, the Fitzgerald Suite — so named for The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2013
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