May 27, 2015

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The One Spot in NZ Every Kiwi Told Me to Visit

The One Spot in NZ Every Kiwi Told Me to Visit

During my first week in New Zealand, I made it a habit to ask every Kiwi the following question: “If you could only recommend one place in your country, what would it be?” The answer by a long shot? Milford Sound. Of the dozen or so people I asked, maybe 10 of them recommended this glacially-carved masterpiece in the South Island. So I knew I had to go. One of the first things I...

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Mar 18, 2015

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Why I Changed My Domain Name

Why I Changed My Domain Name

You may start to notice some things changing around here. First and foremost, please note that my new domain name is SusanShain.com. (TravelJunkette.com will still redirect to this domain, but is no longer in active use.) So… why the change? Because I no longer feel like I am *just* Travel Junkette. Over the past few years, I’ve managed to carve out a space for myself...

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Mar 4, 2015

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Meet Katelyn, Who Worked in Alaska + Hiked the AT ...

Meet Katelyn, Who Worked in Alaska + Hiked the AT Solo

After a brief hiatus, the popular Seasonal Worker of the Month series is...

Jan 28, 2015

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Start the Year Right by Saving #JustOneRhino

Start the Year Right by Saving #JustOneRhino

Let me just ask you one question: Have you ever seen a photo of a baby rhino?...

Jan 19, 2015

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PHOTO: Gorgeous Sunset + Sailboats in Costa Rica

PHOTO: Gorgeous Sunset + Sailboats in Costa Rica

This photo is part of my Meatless Monday series, in which I feature a new...

Jan 12, 2015

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PHOTO: Kissing Street Art in London

PHOTO: Kissing Street Art in London

This photo is part of my Meatless Monday series, in which I feature a new...

Jan 7, 2015

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A Simple Way to Make This Your Best Year Yet

A Simple Way to Make This Your Best Year Yet

Happy New Year! If you’re anything like me, you love this time of year...

Jan 5, 2015

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PHOTO: Making New Year’s Mochi in Japan

PHOTO: Making New Year’s Mochi in Japan

Here’s what I was doing one year ago! New Year’s is a major...

Dec 8, 2014

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PHOTO: Colorful Market in Antigua, Guatemala

PHOTO: Colorful Market in Antigua, Guatemala

Bonus points if you can spot the gringo! This photo is part of my Meatless...

Dec 1, 2014

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PHOTO: Serene Driftwood on Folly Beach

PHOTO: Serene Driftwood on Folly Beach

This photo is part of my Meatless Monday series, in which I feature a new...

Nov 17, 2014

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PHOTO: Railroad Tracks at San Clemente State Beach

PHOTO: Railroad Tracks at San Clemente State Beach

I took this while camping last weekend at San Clemente State Beach. As soon...

Nov 14, 2014

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Travel Link Roundup – 11/14/14

Travel Link Roundup – 11/14/14

Phew! I don’t know when the last link roundup was — too long ago,...

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