Traveling as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) | Top 10 Ways to Thrive

Shortly after turning 30, I discovered a book that helped me understand myself more than any previous diagnosis pinned on me by doctors, or any mind-altering medication I'd been prescribed throughout my 20's for a plethora of conditions from depression to anxiety to attention deficit disorder. It's pretty ironic the thousands of dollars that went… Continue reading Traveling as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) | Top 10 Ways to Thrive

Plan a Successful New Year

As we collectively embark on 2023 (will it ever stop feeling like time stopped in 2020?), most of us think about what we've accomplished in the previous year and then take on what has become the socially obligatory task of setting resolutions for the future. I've never been a big fan of New Year's resolutions… Continue reading Plan a Successful New Year

A Beginner’s Guide to Slow Travel | How to Travel Slowly and Reasons Why You Should

Since The Virgo Voyager is, first and foremost, a blog focused on slow travel, I'd like to define what exactly slow travel is, and why it's beneficial - to you and to the rest of the world. In this beginner's guide to slow travel, I'll share why this movement became important to me in the… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Slow Travel | How to Travel Slowly and Reasons Why You Should

Meet Griffin, An Adventurous Chihuahua

From the size of a TV remote to an avid hiker No recovering from this without surgery The beginning of this story starts in early summer of 2017 and I'm currently on my second month of short term disability leave due to an impending surgery for a slipped disc in my back. My pain started… Continue reading Meet Griffin, An Adventurous Chihuahua

Meet Kelton Goes – My Partner and Fellow Blogger

Riding the funicular in Porto, Portugal A Little Background My partner Kelton and I met on Halloween in 2017 and quickly formed a bond over our shared love of travel. We met through the app Bumble and I was instantly impressed by his photos in Paris and Venice - it was a quick "swipe right"… Continue reading Meet Kelton Goes – My Partner and Fellow Blogger

The Virgo Voyager: My Backstory and Intentions

THE BEGINNING: At a young age, I started writing short stories and poetry constantly, probably because it provided a much needed emotional outlet. It also gave me a break from reading, which, as a homeschooled child, was what I did the majority of the time. I spent most of my adolescence dreaming of going "anywhere… Continue reading The Virgo Voyager: My Backstory and Intentions

A Little Lost 30-Something

I might be a lot like you. A little overwhelmed, a little lost, 30-something looking to escape the daily grind, wondering if I’m taking good enough care of my mental health, and pushing myself to create a more fulfilling life...all while being intensely worried about the state of the world. Before I started this blog,… Continue reading A Little Lost 30-Something