Travel as Solace

A person needs at intervals to separate from family and companions and go to new places. One must go without familiars in order to be open to influences, to change. ~ Katharine Butler Hathaway


My summer has been one of change and unspeakable loss. I was wondering how I would cope, but I have challenged myself to travel a minimum of once per month, but with the condition that the trip must have a real purpose related to one of my careers. I threw myself into planning my trips and I’m finding myself away from home more than once per month, which is perfect, because I don’t want to be alone at home to dwell on the past. The process of planning and booking is also an activity that keeps my mind occupied.

My first purposeful trip as a solo traveler is this week. I will be traveling to Seattle, Washington, my first trip to the Pacific Northwest. I will be visiting Woodinville, Washington to taste wines from smaller, boutique producers. I can’t wait to share this trip and the wineries with you. I hope you will continue to follow my blog as I take my first step into a positive, purposeful future.


  1. So sorry that you have been through a difficult time. I honor your quest to travel as part of your healing. I am currently sitting in a hotel room, unwinding and enjoying being solitary before a big conference. I have always loved travel (and trip planning), it has been my refuge as well as my creative recharge. I look forward to following your adventures.

    1. Thanks, Alana. I do love travel and my interest in wine is growing every day, so if I can get accustomed to solo travel, I should be OK.

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. Solo travel has its own kind of adventure… you can go at your own pace. Which can be disconcerting at first, but can also be freeing.

    Best wishes with your wanderings — I look forward to reading about them!

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