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Airplane wing flying over the Manhattan skyline skyscrapers with views of Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridge

Rebooting the blog: traveling again after lockdown

It’s been a minute since I posted here. I had dozens of ideas for posts about how to start a blog, DIY projects to do during lockdowns, and other COVID related posts all lined up for everyone. The fact is, I just didn’t have the heart to blog about travel last year. Thankfully I am living in a place blessed enough to have widespread vaccination now, and it looks like...

Stack of Vintage Suitcases

Quarantine Voyages

Everyone around the world is still staying home, social distancing while we weather this virus (I hope anyways). I truly don’t believe it will be safe to travel until we hit herd immunity and/or invent a vaccine. I’m currently looking to get a COVID antibody test and waiting to hear back from my insurance on whether or not it’s covered (thanks...

The Statue Of David in the Piazza della Signoria In Italy Wearing a Protective Face Mask

Traveling in the time of coronavirus (hint: don’t)

Hi all, I’ve been a bit quiet while I deliberate what to post about during the COVID19 lockdown. Obviously posting and encouraging straight up traveling at this time is irresponsible and tone deaf. I’m a bit of a pessimist, and I’m leaning towards believing that the global lockdowns will continue well into summer and fall of next year. I actually am recovering from a...

Beautiful vaulted arch passageway at the Shah Mosque in Isfahan

Reflections on traveling as an American in 2020

My country’s actions weigh heavy on my heart this week. I’ve grown up during pointless war after pointless war while my country itself festers from not taking care of its own people. I realize much of my privilege in being able to travel stems from previous generations of my family serving and receiving educational benefits from the G.I. Bill. I’m...

Best Travel Blogs for WordPress 2018 edition

Best WordPress Themes for Travel Bloggers (2018 edition)

Did you make a resolution to start a blog this year? Or maybe give your website a much-needed update? Check out these travel blog themes! I’ve been obsessed with blog themes for over 11 years (since WordPress came out!) I remember looking through the theme store with my mom when I was 17. Themes today certainly are much more beautiful and practical than back then...

Best Travel Journals to get before your next trip | Wondrous Paths

10 beautiful travel journals to buy before your next adventure

I’m an obsessive journaler and sketcher when I’m on the go. I collect every little thing for making collages – even cookie wrappers from foreign airlines. I also am hopelessly addicted to beautiful notebooks and travel journals. I probably have owned 300+ notebooks and sketchbooks in the 27 years I’ve been alive (I’ve maybe filled about 75% of them). These are...