The Tortoise and the Rat

Sure, you were expecting the the tortoise and the hare, right? Well, yesterday, I met a giant tortoise, or rather a hawksbill* sea turtle (or caguama tortuga), on a secluded beach in Maunabo, Puerto Rico’s nature preserve, and she reminded me of the rat race. I’d been working all day, engrossed in the proverbial state […]

Are you traveling alone? (If not, you should be!)

As a solo traveler/adventurer, I am frequently asked in shock and bewilderment things like: “Are you traveling alone?!” “How can you do this by yourself?┬áDo you feel safe?” “Why would you do this by yourself? I could never…” Looking past the (usually) unintentional and slightly patronizing assumption that I should evidently be incapable, there are […]