February Roundup: Giving Matters

February Roundup: Giving Matters

February, my favorite short month flew by, and we’ve already completed a whole month of the #Give10 Reboot.To be completely honest, February didn’t feel short or easy. A lot of things happening around the world have made my heart feel sad. Some days it’s easiest to bury my head in the sand–or more realistically–in my case–search for plane tickets to escape to… more…

Flying Solo on Honeymoon Island: Lessons Learned in Traveling Alone

Flying Solo on Honeymoon Island: Lessons Learned in Traveling Alone

I mostly travel alone. Sometimes it is by choice, and sometimes it is simply because I’m not one to let my perpetually single status stop me from doing anything I dream of doing. To be honest, most times I travel solo, I don’t even notice. I’m pretty awesome company (I think), and there are always… more…

Practical Activism: The #Give10 Comeback

Practical Activism: The #Give10 Comeback

Here at wanderingforgood we talk a lot about travel (because it’s awesome), yet we care equally about the “good” part of our name and the “change the world” part of our mission. As someone who loves the world, and has a strong passion for social justice, I’ve been experiencing a lot of overwhelm lately. Over the last weeks I’ve lost a lot of… more…

Bora Bora or Bust: Why aren’t you getting on the plane?

Bora Bora or Bust: Why aren’t you getting on the plane?

For several years I’ve been helping people learn how to travel for nearly free using points and miles. There’s something amazing about encouraging people to dream about a place they’ve never visited—one that would most likely never be accessible to them if they had to save the money to get there—and then show a few practical tools to make… more…

Roots and Regrets: Travel Lessons from Italy

Roots and Regrets: Travel Lessons from Italy

My first trip to Italy was in 1993. I was a young and hip backpacker, too cool for the universe—as most teenagers are—and especially too cool for my family. Or so I thought. Now that I’m much older and a little wiser I’ve come to realize that this whole time my family is awesome. My… more…

The Art of Taking Up Space

The Art of Taking Up Space

You’ve probably heard of the “manspread” – the cultural phenomenon that has taken the New York City subway by storm. If you haven’t, it may be time to Google it. The topic of manspreading been laughed about on comedy shows and trending across social media networks. In fact, a “manspreading” illustration of the famed New… more…

The Paradox of Settling

The Paradox of Settling

“When are you going to settle down?” As a wander of more than 20 years, this is the question I’ve learned to field at least once a week. Friends, family, people I date, random acquaintances, and readers of the internet inquire about my ability to “settle” all of the time. “Settle down?” It’s a simple question, and… more…