I know it’s been a long time since I have added to this page. Life has gotten away from me. I have dealt with things I never thought I would have to deal with. Through all the darkness, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I have been accepted to work for … More Big News!
If it is one thing I have learned in my two years as a solo traveler, it’s this: plans rarely work. It’s nice to think you have your entire trip planned down to the minute, packed full of adventure and sightseeing. I can’t think of one instance where I actually followed my plan. There is … More Plan to Unplan
Despite being a solo traveler for two years, I’m still asked quite frequently why I would ever want to travel alone. Some would get annoyed by being asked the same question over and over again, but I love it! I love explaining my reasoning. Below are some questions I received and answers. Don’t you get … More Why Solo Travel?
It’s the story of every dreamer out there: leaving the 9-5 corporate life to take a risk on a something they love. Self titled Corporate Refugees, Ed and Randy, left behind the corporate life and created Cento Anni, a custom wood working shop located in Holland, MI. Unlike most transactions one will encounter while buying … More Cento Anni
“You won’t take any more solo trips now that you’ve got me.” That is what a man said to me once, as if the solo trips were a punishment and he was my refuge. He believed he was right, he believed that I was some fragile woman who was lesser than he was. Because I … More The Day I Left
Overview Not many people can see they’ve been to Hell and back, but if you venture to the quaint little community of Hell, you too can go to Hell and back. Hell is located fifty minutes south of Lansing, Michigan. Hell is well aware of the many jokes that can be derived from its name, … More Hell, MI
I was raised in a community where most issues were swept under the rug and placed with a pretty bow on top. It was a very conservative, traditional Dutch community strong in patriarchy. I however was also taught by my parents to be independent, strong, and brave. I did not conform well to the community … More Be Brave With Your Voice
“No reason to stay is a good reason to go.” I never will understand the cowardness behind ghosting. For those who do not know what the term means, it is simply vanishing from someone you are involved with, no explanation, no phone call, no goodbye. I don’t know why this is such a common practice. … More Ghosting the Ghosted
“Sometimes life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see but you.” -Author Unknown I knew a man that never settled; he was always chasing the next best thing. He worked night and day chasing dreams that he knew no one would understand but him. He missed occasions, he lost friends, but … More Chasing The Dream
It’s midnight, my eyes are red from the lack of sleep I experienced flying all day after many delays. I’m hungry, tired, and yet full of energy because I’m coming home after another solo trip. The passengers get up around me ready to get off the cold plane. I tiredly walk down the ramp and … More Coming Home