women traveling alone

Ghost Ranch

May 12, 2017 // 13 Comments

In the great wide open places, I can see the forever. The sky enfolds you, and then you are inside it. Whatever small place you came from is no more because you are part of that sky and the big beyond, and the rest isn't important. When the Spanish first rode into this valley in norther New Mexico, they called it Piedre Lumbre -- the shining stone. [...]

Road Trip to New Mexico

March 12, 2017 // 13 Comments

One of my best friends is living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for several months to complete a project -- and I thought, what a perfect excuse for a road trip! “I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.” --- Jack Kerouac, On the Road [...]

First Solo Travel

November 17, 2015 // 10 Comments

The year was 1985: an account of the first time I traveled solo in Europe. At twenty, I traveled abroad alone. I had two weeks in Britain by myself before going to Paris for [...]