Sober travel: How not to fall apart without your routine & support system

With nearly three years passed since I quit drinking, I’ve traveled to dozens of places without relying on alcohol. No margaritas to celebrate my arrival somewhere balmy.  And no desperate glasses of wine to numb my travel frustrations. In fact, I’m getting pretty good at sober travel and for the most part I rarely struggle while abroad.  That was until a recent two-week trip to China. With my mom. :/

Sweden: a non-alcoholic wonderland

I had zero expectations of what an alcohol-free Sweden trip would look like.  I'd been to Scandinavia before but was a hearty consumer of beer at the time.  When I visited this fine country, I'd been off the sauce for 10 months. So what does the land of long winters,...