Irene S. Levine, PhD

I am a freelance travel journalist and blogger as well as a friendship author and expert.

This website introduces you to my writing projects which span the two different but related worlds of travel and friendship.

My writing on both topics share the ambitious goal of informing, inspiring and enhancing the lives of my readers.

travel journalist and blogger


Explore the captivating world of travel with Irene S. Levine, PhD, an accomplished travel journalist, editor and blogger. Irene has curated a niche online magazine, More Time to Travel, that offers advice, inspiration, and valuable insights. She is also a regular travel contributor to

Launched in 2015, More Time to Travel caters to those at midlife and beyond who are eager to explore new destinations and discover new travel, culinary and cultural experiences. Irene’s personal touch and top-rate photography by her husband make the content come alive for readers.

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“People don’t take trips, trips take people.”
~ John Steinbeck

“The travel route to wisdom starts with the first step, even if it is taken in the wrong direction.”
~ Paulo Coelho

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
~ Maya Angelou



Explore the world of female friendship with Dr. Irene S. Levine, a distinguished psychologist and acclaimed friendship expert.

As the author of the influential book Best Friends Forever: Surviving A Breakup with Your Best Friend, and the creative force behind The Friendship Blog, Dr. Levine has become a go-to source for readers and the media seeking insightful advice on female friendships.

Join Dr. Irene S. Levine in unraveling the complexities of friendships—a journey filled with wisdom and experience that has united a global community on The Friendship Blog.

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