Solo Travel

Travel Safety: 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 […]

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

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I never thought I would travel solo. It kind of just…happened. And I’m glad it did, because it changed my life. Growing up, my vacations consisted of Caribbean cruises and road trips spent searching for thrilling roller coasters and America’s […]

Lessons I Learned Traveling Alone As A Female

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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” […]

The Unofficial Official Solo Female Travel Manifesto

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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 […]

Ask Jessie: Is South America Safe For Solo Female Travelers?

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This question was submitted by a Jessie on a Journey reader Kaitlin from Washington, who is planning a trip from Cuzco, Peru, through Bolivia, and ending in Argentina. Here is my reply: South America is possibly the most popular destination […]

A Belated New Year’s Resolution [And How Solo Travel Will Help Me Achieve It]

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I remember recently my now-ex-boyfriend and I were out to dinner, and somehow the topic of the Seven Virtues — chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness and humility — came up. We started laughing, talking about which qualities the other […]

10 Travel Excuses Not To Make In 2015

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So, you’ve always wanted to travel, but you just haven’t done it yet. Why not? Do you think you can’t afford it? Or, that you don’t have the time? When it comes down to it, obstacles shouldn’t be getting in […]

11 Essential Tips For Overcoming Your Fear Of Traveling

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I often receive emails from people who have read articles about my trips telling me how much they want to travel, but how scared they are to actually take the plunge. Many are terrified of flying, while others think they’re […]