Patti Morrow

Patti Morrow

Patti Morrow is a freelance travel writer and founder of the award-winning blog Luggage and Lipstick. She’s the author of the book “Girls Go Solo: Tips for Women Traveling Alone,” and has over 150 bylines in 40 publications, including The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, International Living Magazine, Travel Girl, Epicure & Culture, and Ladies Home Journal.

Articles by Patti Morrow

  • Since pre-Colombian times, the Amazon has been the source of intrigue for outsiders, from daydreams of riverboat adventures to nightmares of shrunken heads.

  • Careening through the backstreets of Warsaw in a minibus that bumped and jostled us through a former Communist neighborhood, I immediately regretted that extra pierogi I’d had for lunch that now threatened to expel itself. As if clairvoyant, Tomas, our guide, stopped and shepherded us into an area where partially destroyed, bullet-ridden brick structures were oddly juxtaposed next to utilitarian Cold War-era high rises. I leaned in to hear as he softly launched into a boyhood memory of life under Communist domination. Communist era mini tour bus. Photo: Patti Morrow Tomas showing a bullet ridden building. Photo: Patti Morrow Hard Times in the 1980s “A man appeared at the window with big mustache and big face,” he said in heavily-accented English. As a young boy, he had been traveling by car with his parents with half a slaughtered pig in the trunk. Although illegal, they intended to sell the pig. When [...]