Pura Vida: Janel’s Costa Rican Travel Diary (Part 1)

I’ve wanted to visit Costa Rica for some time, and finally had the opportunity to travel there on a solo adventure this past April. For me, the main draw of Costa Rica was its eco-tourism; I wanted to see the rainforest, spot a sloth or two, and just...
September 13 2019   
by Janel - Washington, DC, USA

Keeping Up with Global Connections: How I Stay Connected to the World from My Backyard

Traveling is one of my major hobbies, but the reality is that I live and work full-time in the United States. Americans generally have less vacation days than people in other industrialized countries and therefore, the amount of time I have to explor...
September 30 2018   
by Janel - Washington, DC, USA

South of the Border: Solo Getaway In Mexico Featuring Beautiful Sights & Fear of Heights (Part 2)

In Part 2, Janel continues sharing her recent experience as a solo female traveler in Mexico, from Mérida to Mexico City (be sure to read Part 1; cover photo from Chichen Itza). One of her goals as an ESG blogger is to empower other women to take the...

South of the Border: Solo Getaway In Mexico Featuring Beautiful Sights & Fear of Heights (Part 1)

In Janel's second post for ESG, she shares her recent experience as a solo black female traveler in Mexico, from Mérida to Mexico City. One of her goals as an ESG blogger is to empower other women to take the leap: “Believe it or not, I still find th...