Southern Indiana Road Trip: 21 Things to See, Do, and Eat

Southern Indiana Road Trip

Driving through Indiana might not be the first place that comes to mind when planning a road trip, but it’s a route that definitely should be considered.  Road trips can be a ton of fun, especially when there are stops all along the way that blend together a mix of fun, good food, adventure, … [Read more...]

Solo Road Trip: Ten Best Stops on the Gulf Emerald Coast

The Emerald Coast of the Gulf of Mexico

I moved from New England to South Carolina a few years ago to escape the snow. Like many other parts of the country, it was an unseasonably cold winter, even in the South. So when we got that half-inch of snow in February, I jumped in my car and headed even further south! Emerald Coast … [Read more...]

On the Road for the Donuts in South Dakota

Wall Drug donuts

“You have to stop at Wall Drug,” said Kathy, my buffalo safari guide at Custer State Park. I’d just told her I was going to visit South Dakota’s Badlands the next day.  “And make sure you get one of their homemade donuts – they’re legendary.”  Decision made.  I’ll travel just about anywhere for … [Read more...]

On her own in Bend and loving it

Hmmm... this throttle thing was a blast!  Now I know what the attraction to motorcycles is...

Bend, Oregon, dubbed the "outdoor playground of the West," is the perfect destination for women traveling solo.  With outdoor pursuits like dogsledding and snowshoeing, to touring microbreweries, and boutique hotels with staff that cannot do enough for you, the friendliness of the residents is … [Read more...]

On the Road in Oahu: Three Girls, Three Days

Girls just wanna have fun

The best view of Oahu came right at the moment I leaned forward and tumbled out of the plane. Read about our adventures in Oahu in GoNOMAD, January 7, 2013 … [Read more...]

Blown Away by the Badlands. Literally.

Badlands SD

With just 48 hours to spend in Rapid City, I had already scheduled a visit to Mt. Rushmore, a drive on the Needles Highway, and a Buffalo Jeep Safari at Custer State Park. From my hotel the first night, I spontaneously Googled “things to do” and found that Badlands National Park was just an hour … [Read more...]

Weekend Roadtrip in Northern California

Redwoods CA

  ....and then it hit me. I’d never been to northern California, just a few hours’ drive from Sacramento. So I did my due diligence and created an itinerary for a long weekend on the northern California coast. Read about my adventure in Northern California in The Travel Writer's Life, … [Read more...]

Sedona’s Pink Jeep Adventure: Not for Prissies

Pink Jeep Hang Sedona

Click here for pdf of Sedona's Pink Jeep Adventure: Not for Prissies Sedona’s Pink Jeep Adventure: Not for Prissies Over the Kitchen Counter -  October 5, 2011 “You simply must go – it’s so…. you,” friends would suggest.  This beach girl would always respond with the same condescendingly … [Read more...]