I've spent the last ten years experimenting with the boundaries of risk and fear, and this is my advice to women who want to walk alone.
Earlier this year I was travelling alone in Europe when I randomly ran into a woman in Cinque Terre whom I'd met briefly at a travel writers' conference in New York.
“Don’t look down,” said the person behind me, and so, of course, I turned and shone my light downwards.
Some parents say that travelling with kids is not worthwhile. "They won’t remember it," these people say. "It’s a waste of money." Is that true?
You open your computer to start your workday. You've got a lot on your to-do list, but you decide to take one cheeky peek at Facebook. And then this happens:
Would you go camping on your own for a month? Travelling with a partner or friend can be a great way to deepen a relationship, but there is incredible value in flying solo too…
I found these drawings when my family was cleaning out my dad's office. They're probably from when I was five or six years old. Dads are pretty special people, aren't they?
I lost my dad last night. He has battled cancer for three years. We were all in the room when he passed away : his six girls and my mum, plus many of his grandkids too. I can tell you that there was a whole lot of love packed into that little room. It was sad and beautiful all at once.
Who knew an animal the size of a loaf of bread could teach a person to overcome fear?
What happens when you spend ten days in a silent meditation retreat? This…