“Oranges Are Your Friend”

“One of the most frequent questions I receive is ‘are you lonely travelling alone?’ … The nature of travel is that it intensifies human experiences, transcending social rules that would apply at home. So when I meet a great group of people we end up spending days talking, sharing meals and exploring — despite the fact that if this was New York and I said ‘hey, let’s share lunch, dinner and drinks for the next seven days straight’ I’d be deemed a stalker. Those rules don’t apply.”
— Jodi Ettenberg, “a former lawyer from Montreal currently eating my way around the world,” shares 21 pieces of wisdom from her four years of eating her way around the world. (No. 7: “Stop listening to people who tell you not to pack jeans.”)