Stranded in No Man’s Land on the Pamirs

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The sun sank behind the snowy peaks in no-mans-land and the wolves began to prowl the wastes. How would I survive the night?

Golden Idol and Bloody Sacrifice above the Himalayan Clouds

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All in all, nothing that day went as planned. And I damn glad of it; it was the best mistake of my life so far.

On The Way Back: The thrills and trials of the hero’s return

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Soon I’ll be returning to the place I’m from. I haven’t visited in nearly 2 years.

Making the Most of Train Travel

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Tips and tricks for long distance rail journeys.

Carping the Diem, Solo-style

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A couple of my women friends called it “crazy.” I wanted to see the Rockies for the first — and only — time in my life.

A Solo Female Cross-Country Trip Through Azerbaijan

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Pushing the boundaries of solo female travel in the rugged, unexplored landscapes of Azerbaijan.

Big Shots – Guns, Gangs and UN Agents in Haiti

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I was looking for a ship to get away from the island, but found myself in one of the most dangerous places on Earth instead.

Tips for Backpacking Alone

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Here are a few tips to help you stay engaged and make the most of your solo travel experience… Whether you’re a first time traveler or a long term nomad.

Being a Woman in a Country Where You Do Not Speak the Language

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Age and gender are only limiting factors if you let them be, so get out there get lost in some mistranslations.

Reclaim Your Power After Harassment (or Worse) as a Solo Female Traveler

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…While a lot of advice focuses on how to be prepared, it’s equally important to have strategies for recovering if harassment – or worse – happens on the road.