AK Monthly Recap: May 2021

This month, I finally got back to solo travel. My first solo trip since 2019. Since Newfoundland. That is a long-ass time to go without taking a solo trip while writing about solo travel for a living! It wasn’t supposed to be like that. I had plans for a monthlong solo trip to Peru and …

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What NOT to Do in Boston

A small suspension bridge over a pond in the Boston Public Garden, a swan boat with a wooden swan in the front and people sitting on red benches, floating down the pond.

What is the worst thing you could possibly do in Boston? Throw a one-woman “Dunkin’ Sucks and I Love the Yankees” parade? In January? In flip-flops? Wow, actually, that might be the most “what NOT to do in Boston” moment I can imagine. I grew up 20 minutes outside Boston, spent several years living in …

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AK Monthly Recap: March 2021

Kate and Charlie take a selfie together outside on the Charles Bridge in Prague. You can see Prague Castle rising behind them above the river. They both wear white pointy respirator face masks and smile for the camera.

March 2020 was endless, confusing, and frightening. March 2021? Not as scary, but defined by exasperation and resignation as we entered the 13th month of the pandemic taking over our lives. It was mostly spent indoors. It wasn’t interesting. But most importantly — there’s light at the end of the tunnel, vaccine-wise. Scroll to the …

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What NOT to Do in Mexico

Beach shacks and bars beneath palm trees on the beach in Holbox, Mexico.

So you’ve figured out the best things to do in Mexico — but now you want to know what NOT to do in Mexico. Ha! No worries. That’s a very good thing. I’m sure you don’t want to make any major mistakes on your trip! Mexico is a country I love dearly and one of …

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