Tag: women traveling alone

Asphalt highway in New Mexico

Road Trip to New Mexico

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

Ann Paris Carte Orange

First Solo Travel

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 a semester of study. It was my junior year at university. My plans included a […]

The Fedora Rides Shotgun

“Mom, you’re so weird.” I just returned from camping by myself in Big Bend National Park. I had not been camping since 2009, and as I looked at what to do with a few days off in September, all I could think of was what it sounds like […]