Antarctica and the Traveler’s Ego

Antarctica and the Traveler’s Ego

I thought I would come back from Antarctica in triumph, my fists raised in exultation. Hey, I can say I’ve been to seven continents now! And you know the Polar Plunge? I did it WAY south of the Antarctic Circle! Also, here are dozens of adorable photos of...
AK Monthly Recap: February 2018

AK Monthly Recap: February 2018

If you told me six months ago that I’d be spending much of February in Japan, I wouldn’t have believed you! But it turned out to be a total delight. And a good reminder that even when you’re driven to visit new places, it’s good to go back and...
Visiting Hokkaido, Japan, in Winter

Visiting Hokkaido, Japan, in Winter

Ever thought of traveling to Japan in the winter? I suggest you consider the wild island of Hokkaido. I recently had the opportunity to return to Japan and explore the best of the Japanese winter. Did I enjoy it? I absolutely loved it! How This Trip Began ANA —...
Travel Burnout is Real. Here’s How to Deal with It.

Travel Burnout is Real. Here’s How to Deal with It.

Imagine that you’re finally on the long-awaited trip of your dreams. You planned everything perfectly — the carefully spaced itinerary, the comfortable and ideally located accommodation, the highly recommended restaurants, the Instagram shots that will...
AK Monthly Recap: January 2018

AK Monthly Recap: January 2018

This month was all about moving. In fact, I didn’t leave New York once within the month. This is the third time in two years that I’ve gone a full month without leaving the city, and I’ve made my peace with it, but I’m looking forward to...
Off the Beaten Path in Italy — A Tour by Vespa!

Off the Beaten Path in Italy — A Tour by Vespa!

The following branded content post is brought to you by The Vespa Trip, an easy and fun way to tour Italy while riding a Vespa. As soon as I heard about this trip, it sounded awesome and I had the feeling you guys would love hearing about it! One of my favorite travel...