A Girls’ Guide to Travelling Alone

I am so very proud and honoured to announce that A Girls’ Guide to Travelling Alone is now available on Amazon!

About a year and a half ago I became involved in this amazing project, submitting a piece I wrote called Rediscovering Me. Those of you who are familiar with my stories from the past two years probably already know there has been some underlying themes in my writing — mainly separation, divorce, finding myself, and travelling in Canada. This has been the foundation of most of my self-discovery stories since I began this blog. Rediscovering Me is no different, however it took some extra courage to write.

Through my participation in this project I became fast friends with the lady behind it all, Gemma Thompson. She’s been busting her butt to put this collection of stories together, and it’s been done not necessarily for profit, but to be able to share our voices with all of you. A lot of heart and hard work has been poured into this book, and I was flabbergasted to find out that Gemma decided to quote me in her introduction.

Please, please help support this project by downloading your copy through Amazon (for those of you without an e-reader, the book will be available soon through iTunes so you can download it to your iBooks). You’ll get an amazingly varied collection of stories from solo female travellers, including a piece by Gemma about her time in New York City during Hurricane Sandy.

This is my first foray into the world of published writing (aside from my beloved blog, of course), so be a champ and check it out.

Cheers, happy travels and happy reading! 😉

Book Cover

Meandering Mac Turns Two!

cakeIt’s my birthday!! Well, not my birthday, per se. Technically it’s Meandering Mac‘s birthday (or “blogaversary”, if you will). Two years ago today I published my first post as the buffalo-plaid traveller and since then I’ve spent every spare moment and cent that I’ve had travelling, writing, and living life. I’ve experienced a lot and I’ve seen some things, and if there’s one thing the past two years hasn’t been, it’s boring. Continue reading

Thank You!


As of today, Meandering Mac has reached 15,500 reads in 99 countries worldwide!! I just wanted to say a quick “thank you” to everyone for dropping by and sticking around. This blog has become my creative outlet and an incubator for my love of travel. I hope that while it soothes me and keeps me focused, my stories help inspire you to dream, explore and discover your own journeys.

So once again…

Thank you! Gracias! Obrigado! Merci! Grazie! Danke!*

*sorry if I missed your language, but that’s all I know 😉

In Memory of a Captain

Captain CookOn this day 235 years ago, the great Captain James Cook was killed in Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii. I wanted to take a moment to give my regards to the man who essentially came from nothing to become one of the greatest navigators of history. Continue reading

Merry Christmas!


I’d just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and happy holiday season! I’m currently at my Auntie’s with a belly full of good food and the company of my crazy yet lovable family.

I hope that everyone takes some time out to relax and reflect on what’s important: love, life, family and friends.

Merry Christmas, everyone.

Lots of love,

Ashley Mac