Meet Vibrant: Retired and Wandering

She must have been in her 60s. She was retired with children about my age. She was reflective and open-minded. Her energy and enthusiasm for life, people, and travel were wicked-awesome, without being over-the-top annoying. She brightened up my days. I met Vibrant in the dorm room one afternoon on Holbox Island. I was just…

Meet Spirit and Mal

This girl radiates positive energy and happiness. She is an artist, studying to be a yoga teacher and is very spiritual, which is quite apparent in her attitude, the way she speaks, and what she says. Her and her boyfriend have been travelling since September. She is Italian, he American. They met working in Texas,…

My New Favorite Gay

The first of what I hope will become a recurring feature (weekly? bi-weekly? monthly?) about the amazing people I meet around the globe. Today, I write about a new friend I’ve made on the road…. enjoy! I walked into the hostel in Mexico City one night, two weeks ago. Beyond the unattended reception desk, there…