Relationships

A selection of Sunny’s articles and essays on love and relationships. Published in Lonely Planet, Off Assignment, and elsewhere.

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TRAVEL SUSTAINABILITY HEALTH + WELLNESS JORDAN

ACTUALLY, I'M NOT FINE

The New York Times

My stepfather’s voice came loud and clear over the whir of the wood splitter he was working 50 feet away.

“What in the hell is all that wailing?”

Only a moment before...


JORDAN FOR TWO: ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO WITH THE ONE YOU LOVE 

Lonely Planet

Jordan might not immediately strike travellers as a hotspot for a romantic getaway, but it should. The warm hospitality, exquisite sunsets, endless outdoor adventures and otherworldly landscapes create a magical setting for making memories with your other half.


6 UNEXPECTED THINGS TO DO IN JORDAN

National Geographic

If you’re planning a trip to Jordan, it’s likely that a visit to the archaeological wonder and UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra is already on your itinerary. After crossing that must-see off your list, check out some of the many lesser known activities worth experiencing in this Middle Eastern country.


10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU VISIT JORDAN

Lonely Planet

From afar, Jordan is often unfairly lumped in with regional conflict and, as such, overlooked by timid travellers. But in reality, it’s a welcoming and peaceful destination not to be missed. Don’t hesitate to book your trip, pack your bags and check out these 10 things to know before you journey to Jordan.


LIVE BOLD, LIVE NOW: TRUE GRIT

Health Central

Determination to live a life of adventure proves stronger than migraine


WHISPERS FROM WADI RUM

Off Assignment

Sunny Fitzgerald was the only female journalist reporting on a 44-day trek across Jordan. Among the all-male crew of hikers and staff, slogging through desert dunes and whipped by the wind, she did not expect to fall in love.


SACRED JOURNEYS

Unity Magazine

Some say Jordan’s ancient city of Petra is a spiritual gateway. Here’s what happened when I unknowingly stumbled into it.


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MY BODY EXPERIMENT: EQUINE THERAPY

Furthermore by Equinox

How a travel journalist found natural anxiety relief in the deserts of Jordan.


ROAD TAKEN: FORGET THE RIGHT WAY

Middlebury Magazine

I was an oddity. But odd isn’t against the rules.