Solo Travel

Tips For Convincing Loved Ones To Let You Travel Solo
by in Solo Travel, Travel Tips/Advice

Tips For Convincing Loved Ones To Let You Travel Solo

One common question many of my readers ask — especially my female readers — is how to convince family and friends to be okay with them traveling solo. Dealing with loved ones who just don’t understand your need to experience the world can be tough. The first time I traveled […]

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Katie traveling solo through Mykonos
by in Editor's Journal, Solo Travel

Traveling Solo: Finding The Beauty

While packing, I found myself wondering what it would be like to travel by myself in two foreign countries. Maybe the trip was all a big mistake. Did I really know what I was doing? Was I prepared to do all of this alone? What happened next was wonderful: I […]

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Katie traveling solo in Istanbul
by in Editor's Journal, Europe, Solo Travel

The Reality Of Solo Female Travel

My parents are responsible for my love of traveling, but the idea to backpack Europe did not come from my parents. In fact, I think my mom and dad would have been fine if the thought had never even entered my mind. I was determined to go backpacking after watching […]

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Solo Travel: How To Plan A Weekend Getaway…For Yourself
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Solo Travel: How To Plan A Weekend Getaway…For Yourself

Who says planning a weekend getaway needs to be with friends or a lover? If you want to get away but can’t find anyone to go with, don’t let that stop you from planning a solo travel weekend getaway — one of the best solo vacation ideas, especially for those […]

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Should You Ditch Your Travel Partner?
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Should You Ditch Your Travel Partner?

While you may feel bad, sometimes ditching your travel partner is necessary, for example: 1. When They’re Too Needy Does your travel partner need to spend every waking moment with you? Do they freak out if you want some alone time? Do they hover over your shoulder as you write […]

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Scary Encounters Abroad And What I’ve Learned From Them
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Scary Encounters Abroad And What I’ve Learned From Them

Traveling isn’t always a picnic. Sometimes, we encounter situations that threaten our safety and make us second guess our security. The important thing when something like this happens to you is not let it scare you into not traveling, but to learn a lesson from the experience. Here are some […]

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The Unofficial Official Solo Female Traveler’s Manifesto
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The Unofficial Official Solo Female Traveler’s Manifesto

As a female who loves solo travel, one of my main goals with this blog is to inspire my female readers to have solo adventures themselves and reap the benefits of really getting to know yourself. For some inspiration and wisdom, I’ve created the “Unofficial Official Solo Female Traveler’s Manifesto,” […]

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Experience pure freedom by traveling solo. Photo taken in Saint Lucia.
by in Editor's Journal, Solo Travel

How Solo Female Travel Changed My Life (And How It Can Change Yours, Too)

I never thought I would travel solo. It kind of just…happened. Growing up, my vacations consisted of Caribbean cruises and road trips spent searching for thrilling roller coasters and America’s best beaches. It wasn’t until I studied abroad in Sydney at the age of 20 that I got the itch […]

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Myself traveling solo through French Polynesia
by in Editor's Journal, Solo Travel

Lessons I Learned Traveling Solo As A Female

Despite the fact I’ve traveled to countless countries as a solo female, I’m still told every time I book a flight on my own how dangerous what I’m doing is. While friends ask me I’ve ever seen the movies “Hostel” and “Taken” (yes, and they’re called movies for a reason), […]

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What It’s Like To Be Threatened In Rio (And What I Learned From The Experience)
by in Editor's Journal, Solo Travel, South America

What It’s Like To Be Threatened In Rio (And What I Learned From The Experience)

Two Reais and seventy-five cents. That should cover the bus ride back to my hostel in Gloria. It wasn’t a lot of money — about $1.25 USD; however, it was enough for one man in particular to notice me and to have my travel safety threatened. I’d been warned not […]

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