Meet the Blogger: Crystal Egan from Castaway with Crystal

Crystal Egan, Castaway with Crystal, LGBTQ travel, lesbian travel

  This week we are talking to the super awesome Crystal Egan from Castaway with Crystal. I connected with Crystal on Facebook and instantly loved her adventurous spirit, as well as her great blog (seriously, read it). As a lesbian traveller myself, I am always interested in how others in the LGBTQ+ community experience the […]

Best Laid Plans: Things I Never Manage to Accomplish When I Travel

Travel tips, travel plans, travel mishaps
It's been a long time since this volcano erupted.

  With each new trip, comes ideas of me as a photogenic, confident, and savvy traveller.  As I prepare to leave home again, I think I have learned from my past mistakes.  I recall the things that made me feel uncomfortable or less adventurous than I could have been, and I think to myself, ‘This […]

Coping with Homesickness While Travelling

"Homesick," Tina Leggio

After the initial excitement of your trip has begun to wear off and you find yourself in an unfamiliar situation, you may find yourself longing for home.  The feeling of homesickness can be especially confusing when it arises outside of the desire to return home.  That’s because we all have an “instinctive need for love, […]

Why I love Coming Home: Getting Over the Shock of Returning from Travel

Welcome home.
(Pete Lambert, www.flickr.com/photos/peterjlambert/6907106690)

Travel is exciting.  Planning for travel is exciting.  Learning about new places and cultures, fresh adventures and different people every day, constant surprises, discovering strengths you never knew you had… everything is thrilling and even simple chores like doing laundry become an adventure when you have no idea where you are going or how to […]