Amanda Burgess shares her tattoo tourism story. Learn the meaning behind the tattoos she got on a two-month travel adventure spanning three countries.
Finding Renewal in New Zealand: How I Overcame my Fear of Travelling Solo Again
After the death of her husband Gabe in 2018, the prospect of going through life solo filled Amanda with dread. She faced her grief, anger and loneliness in a two-week solo travel adventure in New Zealand.
Maria Finds Total Healing in Spanish Retreat
Looking for physical healing post knee surgery, Maria S. booked a wellness retreat – and walked away with a ‘prescription’ for a lifetime of health in mind, body and spirit.
Seeking Solace in the Healing Springs of New Mexico
How one woman went from rock bottom to the top, burned herself out, and found rejuvenation in the healing mineral springs of New Mexico.
Event Planner Learns to Loosen Her Travel Itinerary in Portugal
A burned-out, broken-hearted event planner moonlighting at a Portuguese tapas bar in Toronto rediscovers herself in a Habitat for Humanity build in Portugal.
How I Rediscovered my Solo Travel Mojo in New Zealand’s South Island
In the first installment in a new New Zealand series, Editor Amanda Burgess chronicles her two-week solo travel adventure through New Zealand’s South Island – the crazy things she did on her ‘Adrenaline Junkie’ tour, the friends she made, and her insights about this breathtaking country, its people, and herself.
Sex Worker Secrets of Amsterdam’s Red Light District
Empowering lessons about sex, love and empowerment from an immersive Airbnb virtual tour in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.
Solo Travel Memoirs: When Asking Questions Invites Adventure
As these solo travel stories show, when we use curiosity as our compass, we invite new adventures into our travels.
What We Miss Most During the Pandemic
COVID-19 has disrupted everyday life the world over; JW editor Amanda Burgess takes a look at our shifting perspectives, and reaches out to see where our community stands.