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Most people think traveling solo makes me feel lonely, nervous or scared. The truth is traveling solo makes me feel alive.
As an avid traveler and experienced solo traveler I've planned a lot of trips. Here's my list of travel resources that I've used or know of. It covers flights, accommodation, insurance and safety resources!
I am a serious overpacker so I've had to learn a few tricks that lighten my backpack, make things easy to find and just make my life easier. Here's a list of my favorite packing hacks for ladies who travel.
I did so much more than I ever expected to in the Dominican Republic. It certainly helped that I was traveling with locals, well, Peace Corps volunteers that are practically locals!
What you need to know if you're an American thinking of traveling to Cuba. Bonus: link to insider tips included!
In Cuba, there's no wifi so you can't really figure things out on the fly. You have to plan ahead a bit more ahead of time. Here's what you should know that will make you're life easier and your trip incredible!
I've traveled solo quit a few times so obviously I'm a big fan. But I'm not the only one who thinks this. Here's what other girls have to say about the experience.
My Mom is a worry wart so consider me an expert in helping parents understand and support girl solo travel dreams!
Every woman should know what to avoid and what to do if something does happen. Here's a list of all the tips I learned from the Women's Travel Fest in March 2017.
I flew to Cuba from Miami and spent two weeks there. I visited Havana, Viñales and Varadero and it wasn't hard to capture these amazing photos!
A few things stop us girls from traveling alone. I'm here to challenge those beliefs and get you to see the magic of solo travel!
REVIEW BY: Michelle Arrazcaeta, GirlGoTravel
Ladies, I just downloaded Google Trips. WOW. It brought up all my upcoming flights through my gmail, suggested top spots in my destinations (with photos) and allowed me to save my trip.
Amazing app. Perfect for the solo travel woes (aka getting lost). HOWEVER, don't let technology take away spontaneity. There is so much power in getting disconnected and lost.
By Meron Medhanie, Newbie solo traveler
Meron went on her first solo trip last year. She came to me for some help with accommodations and overall advice, which I was all about (it was my first foray in "coaching"). She graciously wrote this to share learnings from her trip. Good nuggets in here!
There's a bunch of apps that aim to connect like-minded solo travelers over anything from local music or food. Read the articles to see if you would like/try Banjo, Wander, or Outbound.
Cred: Huff Post
She took the words right out of my mouth. A fine articulation of what it feels like to travel solo. Not scared, but FREE.
"And here’s what I remember the most: I felt entirely free in that moment. In that moment, I belonged to no country, and to no person other than myself. I was completely untethered. In that moment, in my mind: I became a true adventuress. I became the heroine of my own novel, living the life I was meant to live."
- Noelle Bertram, Grilwhotravelstheworld.com
CRED: Holly O'Sullivan, THATraveller
I think it's important to realize that every person is different and therefore travels differently. Here's are some tips for introverted travelers from a cool Aussie blog I stumbled upon.
"A farm stay is a full-contact sport... This is perfect for the solo traveller who wants to get into the rhythm of local life, replete with a strong sense of purpose and the blisters to show for it." - Celine Kagan, AFAR
CRED: The New York Times
An interesting read on fear being a go-to trait of women and why it shouldn't be.
"We must chuck the insidious language of fear (Be careful! That’s too scary!) and instead use the same terms we offer boys, of bravery and resilience." - Caroline Paul