Cherry Blossom Time

For many spring time in Japan is a scene of blossoming cherry, plum and wisteria trees which start in the south and move gradually north. Tourists from around the world converge on the small islands of Japan in order to catch a glimpse of the fleeting cherry blossoms which only bloom for a short time before falling to the ground like snowflakes. During the last two weeks I was fortunate to catch sight of the cherry blossoms as I travelled through Japan. Continue reading “Cherry Blossom Time”

A History of Solo Women’s Travel

More and more women are choosing to go it alone and explore the world. Twice as many more than men. So it is interesting to note that the first woman to travel solo was a pilgrim named Egeria in 381AD. She woke up in her Galicia home and made a decision to make the journey of a lifetime to the Holy Land. However, she ended up walking half the world alone. It was the start of an inspiring line of women who made the choice to go it alone. Continue reading “A History of Solo Women’s Travel”

Have we Lost the Ability to Question?

As children, we constantly asked questions to learn. What is this? Why is the sky blue? How does that work? We directed a constant stream of questions to our parents and adult figures in order to learn. However, as soon as we got to school all that stopped. We seemed to automatically trust the answers received from teachers, trusted leaders and those in positions of power. We no longer challenged why. Continue reading “Have we Lost the Ability to Question?”