The Yucatán Peninsula: Isla Holbox

Back in May 2016 (which feels like a lifetime ago), I traveled alone in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula region. When I looked back on this trip, I could hardly find any evidence! After ten days alone in Mexico, I had only a handful of pictures, no emails home or angsty journal entries, and a couple sparse…… Continue reading The Yucatán Peninsula: Isla Holbox

Travel Tips for Curly Hair

It’s one of travel’s great unanswered questions: Is it possible to have consistently good hair while traveling (or, God forbid, camping)? Having curly hair complicates things even further. So many travel blogs feature (white) women with long, shiny, straight hair and provide travel hair tips like using shampoo bars, limiting yourself to a tiny bottle…… Continue reading Travel Tips for Curly Hair

How To Convince Your Mom (and Yourself!) That You Won’t Die on a Solo Trip

When I’m planning a trip, my mom is the first person I call. I try to casually hint at the idea of traveling solo (again!), but she always cuts in to inevitably ask, “Is it safe?” I will reply, “Of course!” And I’ll laugh and say something along the lines of: “I know how to…… Continue reading How To Convince Your Mom (and Yourself!) That You Won’t Die on a Solo Trip

Why Start a “Travel Blog” in 2020?

Solo at Maroon Bells 2020

I’m a planner. That means before I board a plane or hop in the car, I research the location, gear, route, and everything else into oblivion. I’ve been down the rabbit holes of everything from “is it better to use a gas stove or make one out of an empty can of cat food?” to…… Continue reading Why Start a “Travel Blog” in 2020?