Moved to Travel: What Books and Films Inspire Women’s Wanderlust?

What inspires you to travel to a particular place?  I posted that question on four sites for women travelers  (Girls Love Travel, Female Digital Nomads, Not So Young Female Bloggers, and Over 60 Female Travelers), asking them to share the books and films that made them take off for parts unknown. I received an avalanche … Continue reading Moved to Travel: What Books and Films Inspire Women’s Wanderlust?

Talking Turkey: Another Best/Worst Trip

It was 2:00 a.m. and we hadn’t slept for almost 35 hours. We had been waiting for a car to pick us up from the airport in Istanbul, and I couldn’t reach our hotel on my phone. Then I realized that the man standing near me had been holding up a sign since we arrived. … Continue reading Talking Turkey: Another Best/Worst Trip

Someday YOU’LL be a Mother and You’ll Know How It Feels: When Your Child Takes to the Road

It was 1970 and my first trip to Europe. My parents accompanied me to the airport, and, as I was on line headed for the plane, my mother said, “If you’re not back in six months, you’ll never see me alive again and my death will be on your hands.” Flabbergasted, I turned to everyone … Continue reading Someday YOU’LL be a Mother and You’ll Know How It Feels: When Your Child Takes to the Road

Who Did You Say is Getting Divorced? Hint: it’s not Millennials

So my original idea for my blog was to comfort women in their 20s and 30s who are not yet married or do not have a significant other. Years ago I, too, felt envy, anger, and frustration at seeing photos of adoring couples or capsule PR-heavy descriptions in the Vows section of the newspaper. I … Continue reading Who Did You Say is Getting Divorced? Hint: it’s not Millennials

Travels with Babs Darling: The End of All Our Exploring

We all have our secret destinations, places we have dreamed of visiting. We will mostly likely never reach all of those places---time, money, fear, and sometimes laziness prevent it. But, with that long list of dreams, does it make sense to return to a place where we’ve already been? I decided to revisit one place, … Continue reading Travels with Babs Darling: The End of All Our Exploring