Personal stories

Stories about me as a person.

10 reasons to travel solo

10 reasons to travel solo

“Travel solo,” they say. “It will be fun,” they say. Well, this is one time you should listen to them. When you travel by yourself, it frees you like nothing else. You learn to rely on yourself both physically and mentally. Solo travel also gives… Read More »10 reasons to travel solo

Dealing pre-trip anxieties

A friend recently asked me for advice. She had a trip coming up where she would be traveling alone on a long car ride to meet up with some other friends. Knowing that I love traveling solo, she asked the usual things – tips for… Read More »Dealing pre-trip anxieties

How not be a travel snob

Does this sound like you? You love to travel, and talking about your travel experiences gets you excited and makes you happy. So you do it…a lot. But you don’t want to be that person who always destination name drops or has to top your… Read More »How not be a travel snob

Solo Road Trip Safety Tips

Solo road trip safety tips

Note: this post contains affiliate links. Shopping through those links supports Right Kind Of Lost at no extra cost to you, for which we are eternally grateful! Traveling solo doesn’t have to be scary, darning, or brave. I love a good solo road trip, but… Read More »Solo road trip safety tips

snow falls in a wooded area

Hobos in the woods

When my sister and I traveled to North Carolina a woman said to us at our campground, “Y’all sure come a long way to live like hobos in the woods.” It was funny and we love to quote her. In true Right Kind Of Lost… Read More »Hobos in the woods

Cali misadventures

California trip misadventures

With Instagram and Facebook showing us all the amazing times other people are having on vacation, sometimes it’s hard to remember that we are only seeing the highlight reel. You know, the best parts of the trip. But with social media giving everyone FOMO (fear… Read More »California trip misadventures

Missing Solo

I know this sounds weird, but while we’ve been in lockdown and social distancing, I’ve become a little peopled-out. It’s an oxymoron, yes, but it’s true. I’m not quite sure if I’m an extrovert or an introvert. If you had asked me 10 years ago… Read More »Missing Solo

To bail or to keep pushing?

I stood still on the trail drawing doodles in the dirt with my trekking poles. Before me, was yet another human-sized boulder. And yup, the trail went straight up and over it. I was going to have to use my hands and knees again to… Read More »To bail or to keep pushing?

On the rocks near Mexico

“Border towns have the best tacos,” was what my friend texted me. Sold. I was ready for some real food and a border-town taco sounded like it was going to hit the spot! I parked my car and walked up to the diner that sat… Read More »On the rocks near Mexico