Author Archives: wanderingzito

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…

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…

When What You Have Isn’t What You Want

When What You Have Isn’t What You Want

We’ve all been there. In situations we’ve made from our own doing, or in situations dictated by circumstances we haven’t chosen–We desperately want something different than what we’ve been dealt. Or at minimum would like to alter our circumstances a bit to make life a little more comfortable. I’ve been here myself, and it sucks…. more…

5 Lessons from a Half a Life of Travel

5 Lessons from a Half a Life of Travel

It’s official. I’ve now been traveling over half of my life. And I don’t regret it for one minute. Now that I’m twice as wise as I was when I got my first passport stamp on 01/26/93, I thought I’d share a few of the hundreds of lessons I’ve learned from 23 years on the… more…