The Freedom Traveller

Fighting barriers to women's mobility

Cumberland Island

Posted on Nov 7, 2015 in Cumberland Island, Travels, United States of America

Cumberland Island

Right off the coast of St. Mary’s, Georgia, buried among the dark waters of the Atlantic Ocean, lies a treasure that many have never heard of– Cumberland Island. Accessible only by ferry, the island has very few cars and no paved roads. This might seem inconvenient to the modern traveler, but the quiet of the wild woods on the island allows for you to really hear the soft sounds of the...

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Characters I’ve Met

Posted on Sep 26, 2015 in Travels

Characters I’ve Met

Of all the reasons why traveling has rejuvenated my spirit and captured my heart, the characters I have met along the way are some of the greatest. The fields bobbing with sun flowers and lakes brimming with sunlight may move me to tears, and the sweeping architecture of the Portuguese castles may silence me in awe, but nothing gives me hope like the kind and curious strangers who have greeted...

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Five Things to Do in New Orleans

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 in Louisiana, New Orleans, Resources, Things to Do, Travels, United States of America

Five Things to Do in New Orleans

New Orleans is a vibrant, dark-eyed city with one of the juiciest souls you’ll ever meet. The streets are lined with houses too eerily beautiful to be real– wrought iron banisters frozen in ornate twists frame the doorways, and sturdy boxes of burgeoning begonias line the shuttered windows. Artists stand with their oil paintings in the square, happy to talk about the nightmares that...

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Monsoon over the Sand Dunes

Posted on Aug 1, 2015 in New Mexico, Travels, United States of America

Monsoon over the Sand Dunes

Black clouds tumbled overhead; the air boiled with electricity. Sheets of water were forcing us back, and the wet sand dunes began to collapse under our feet. The storm had begun a few hours earlier, and we had decided to tough it out. Call it a pride issue, but neither Austin nor I enjoyed calling it quits, and so we burrowed deep into our sleeping bags, ignoring the icy water that had seeped...

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Italia

Posted on Jul 18, 2015 in Italy, Travels

Italia

“Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life?” ― Henry David Thoreau There is nothing more beautiful and awakening than taking the time to slow-travel. When you give in to this natural, slower pace of exploring, all deadlines, strict itineraries and to-do lists melt away. Traveling becomes so much more significant when the process takes precedence over the end result– a list of...

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The Danger of Resorts

Posted on Jun 6, 2015 in Dominican Republic

The Danger of Resorts

Floating among the Greater Antilles in the turquoise Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is an island of sugary beaches and relaxation. The islanders enjoy an abundance of fried plantains, simmering sausages, and frozen pina coladas. The shorelines are dappled with beach chairs and carefree children at play; the lively rhythms of Méringue are carried with the breeze. At least, that’s what we knew...

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