Travel

Rolling with the changes…..

Driving along Skyline drive

Earlier this year, I had planned to resume this road trip to volunteer in every state with an epic sweep of the northern states. I spent countless hours calculating miles and alternate paths around potential bad weather; contacting organizations to set up volunteer opportunities along the way; plotting places to sleep, camp, see friends, etc. I relished the adventures that awaited me. It turns out…. all of this careful planning didn’t guarantee one key thing:…
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10 Solo Road Trip Must-Haves

10 Solo Road Trip Must-Haves

Ahhh. The open road. You’ve been bitten by the travel bug, but nobody else shares your longing for adventure. No worries. You aren’t going to let the lack of a travel companion stop you. By hitting the road solo you can choose when and where you stop (or don’t). You control the radio dial. You will live by your whims, your rules, and quite frankly – your bladder. Nobody else’s. You’ve got this. You’ve mapped…
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Q and A with Kristin Lajeunesse, Author of Will Travel For Vegan Food

Will Travel for Vegan Food

Every now and again I come across a story about somebody who is doing something completely unique, a little bit “crazy” (in a conventional world) and absolutely awesome. When I first read about a young woman traveling around the country in order to eat in every vegan restaurant, I was in the midst of planning my own solo road trip around the country. I felt an immediate kinship with her. Who else quits a job…
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How to Find Volunteer Work While Traveling

Traveling the US in order to perform volunteer work in every state can present a few challenges. While volunteers can help fill many gaps in an organization, and their collective hours can accomplish tasks they would otherwise be unable to complete, it isn’t always easy to find limited-time, last-minute volunteer work. Many volunteer positions require some amount of training, and organizations want to maximize their training efforts with volunteers that are committed to working for…
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My Favorite Podcasts

I absolutely love driving across country. I’m not such a fan of sitting in traffic and navigating cities, but get me on the open road and I am in travel heaven! Most of the 30,000+ miles I have driven over the past year or so have been solo trips. Some people seem to think this is strange – my preference for driving alone rising with each hour added to a road trip. When traveling by…
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