Solo Travel

Hi, Welcome to my solo travel page. Here you’ll find my musings on the endless benefits of solo travel as well in-depth answers to common questions. May your travels be vast and filled with self-discovery.

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The surprising benefit of traveling alone – why being selfish, sad and lonely is a good thing

As a major advocate for solo travel, I’m often asked what’s the number one benefit of traveling alone. You would think that after nearly 18 months on the road, I would finally have it figured out. By now I should have a broiler plate answer, a quippy retort that can fit on a bumper sticker. However, when put on the spot, there is no easy way to have this conversation. The question is complicated and the answer is unexpected.

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Traveling Independently – what you need to know for the trip of a lifetime

Traveling independently is one of my all time favorite things to do. For me it’s one of those rare opportunities to combine personal growth with fun and adventure. The benefits of solo travel are numerous, but my favorite thing about it is the increased sense of awareness. While this phenomenon is certainly experienced while traveling in groups, traveling independently only seems to heighten the sensation. 

40 traveling solo quotes from powerful women that will make you think

Feeling like you are ready to finally take the plunge into traveling solo, but you just need a little bit of motivation? Perhaps you are still in the daydreaming phase? Or maybe you are an aficionado looking to make sense of all your adventures. No matter your situation, these 40 traveling solo quotes from powerful women will ease your brain by putting words to a truly indescribable experience.

Traveling Alone for the First Time: Avoid these easy mistakes

Traveling alone for the first time can be a daunting experience. You may be worried about what to expect and how to handle different situations. Don’t worry, though! We are here to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes made by first-time solo travelers. Read on for our tips and advice, and you’ll be ready to take on the world by yourself!