Relationships

A selection of Sunny’s articles and essays on love and relationships. Published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Off Assignment, and elsewhere.

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TRAVEL SUSTAINABILITY HEALTH + WELLNESS JORDAN

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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?”

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MY CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS MIGHT MAKE PARENTING IMPOSSIBLE

The Washington Post

Managing a neurological condition and an autoimmune disorder is exhausting. So it feels almost impossible for me to imagine motherhood.


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.


HAVE YOUR BACHELORETTE PARTY A YEAR AFTER YOUR WEDDING. HERE’S WHY.

The Washington Post

Maybe bachelor(ette) parties are due for an update. Rather than a night of debauchery marking the transition from single to married, what if we planned to celebrate a year later instead?


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.