Best Of

Best Of / Unbrave Girl
My blog posts are like my children — I focus my time and energy on them, I nitpick and fuss over them, I brag about them to all my friends and family on Facebook… and then I send them out into the world in the hopes that people will laugh at them. (What? That’s not how you’re supposed to raise children? Guess I should probably stick to blog posts.)

And just like a mother with her children, it’s hard for me to pick my favorites.


No, it’s not.

So, here you go, my bestest blog posts ever. (If I do say so myself… and, well, I do.)

(Don’t want to read them on the interwebs? Download a free eBook which includes most of my Best Of posts here.)

Advice (or “Me Pretending to Be Helpful. You’re Welcome”)

Super Sized Me: The Big Girl’s Guide To Surviving Asia

5 Travel Mistakes I Make Over and Over Again

The Solo Travel Girl’s Guide to Dealing with Unwanted Attention in Asia

Advice You Really Shouldn’t Follow: How to Begin Traveling

Advice You Really Shouldn’t Follow: How to Travel with Annoying People

Advice You Really Shouldn’t Follow: How to Become Famous on the Internet

Places (or “Been There, Done That, Probably Sat On a Couch”)

Unbrave Girl’s Guide to Traveling Solo in Japan

Chiang Mai on the Cheap: the Unbrave Girl’s Guide to (Reluctant) Budget Living

A Love Letter To China: 5 Reasons I Have a Crush on My New Home

That Time I Went to Vietnam

5 Things to do in Niagara Falls, USA (Or “Why the American side is way better. So there.”)

Mitten List: Frankenmuth

Deep Thoughts (or “Every Once In A While I Say Something Smart”)

Unbrave Girl Takes on Travel Bloggers: In Defense of Fear & Why Traveling Doesn’t Make You Brave

I Quit: 5 Reasons I Can’t Be Your Inspiration Any More

By Any Other Name: Why I Call Myself a Writer

On What 9-11 Taught Me About Home

On Being Single, Not Looking & the People You’ll Meet

On Being Honest on the Internet

On Self Doubt, Ira Glass, and Why We Can’t All Believe in Ourselves and That’s Okay

Challenges, Feats of Derring-Do and Stuff That Almost Got Me Killed

Taking the Slow Boat to China (Or “A supposedly scary thing that I’d do again… Maybe.)

Weeklyish Challengey Thingie: Get a Date

The 10K Race of Doom (Part 2! Yay! I didn’t die! I think!)

5 Things I Learned While Driving Fifty-Billion Miles By Myself

The No Body-Snark Diet and Full-Length Photo Challenge

The Go Solo Project (Or “How I ended up at a male strip show. By myself. Because that’s not weird.”)

The Go Solo Project: How to Eat out by Yourself like a Boss

Me, Me, Me! (or “Yes, My Blog Is All About Me. How Nice of You to Notice!”)

10 Things I Learned in 10 Months of Traveling (with pictures!)

Top Ten Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me (Because I Don’t Tell You Everything, You Know)

37 Things I Don’t Know How to Do Despite Being 37 Years Old. So Stop Calling Me Ma’am Already.

38 Signs I’m Really Super, Duper Old. Or Really Super, Duper Awesome. Either one really.