Every year on New Year’s Day, Mr. V and I make our way to the coast, and go for a walk. We spend that time discussing our personal and professional goals – and this year we’ve added marriage goals to the list since we’ll be tying the knot in July 2020. I love using January … Continue Reading

Twenty nineteen. What a year. What a long year. With political, social, and environmental issues at the forefront under a constant barrage of headlines and the 24/7 newscycle, it’s a little hard to look back on the year as a whole. But if we don’t look back – on society as a society and on ourselves … Continue Reading

Thank you Expedia for sponsoring this post. Visit Expedia.com to book your first trip of 2020! Back in 2011, I started tracking all of my travels on a calendar. After each trip, I would mark the dates on my digital calendar, and set the event to repeat yearly. Each year, I could see where I … Continue Reading

It’s been one year since Tony Bourdain died, and my life is completely different. I wanted to share why that happened.

Curious what it takes to write a book for Lonely Planet? Learn about Dark Skies: A Practical Guide for Astrotourism, the book I wrote and how it came to be.

On the 2nd year of my 10-year goal challenge, I check in on all the goals I’ve set. Learn more about my 40 Before 40 goal challeneg, and how much I’ve accomplished.

Curious about Mr. Valise, my #1 travel buddy and life partner? Here’s an introduction to Mr. V and our relationship history, for interested readers!

Looking to spend your hard-earned PTO on an unforgettable trip? Here are 12 brilliant destinations to visit each month – a list of where to travel in 2019.

Want to set a yearly mantra? Learn about my 2019 mantra and why I chose “reach” to inspire the coming year — plus how to set your own mantra for 2019.