A pair of tinted aviator sunglasses on a table.

The Reality of Traveling Solo as a Woman in the Middle East

My elbow nudges the covered woman next to me as we sit shoulder to shoulder on the front seat of a cramped Turkish dolmuş (shared taxi). Our bodies sway and jolt on the unforgiving pothole-infested roads of the remote Biga Peninsula as we leave the Aegean coast behind. In a moment of awkwardness our eyes meet and we share an apologetic smile.

Planning Your Time on Maui

Handy advice on making the most of your time on Maui, including how to choose where you stay & tips for day trips exploring the island and its neighbours.

A sea stack on the beach at Port Orford, Oregon.

Driving to the Oregon Coast

Dotted with unique towns, the Oregon Coast is a PNW road trip must. Here are directions to the Coast’s tide pools and townships from other PNW destinations.

View of a long stretch of beach in front of the Grand Hyatt Kauai.

South Shore Kaua‘i Beaches

Here’s a helpfully detailed rundown of south shore Kaua‘i beaches, including locations, kid-friendly areas, crowd and water conditions, and unique features.

A woman rests on a park bench in the sand at Kailua beach.

Beaches Near Kailua, O‘ahu

Together, the beaches near Kailua, O‘ahu cover all the must-haves for a perfect day in the sun. Here are the best for solitude, swimming, families, & more.