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    4 Creative Tips you Haven’t Heard for Keeping your Wallet and Passport Safe During Solo Travel

    I’ve traveled internationally in the past, but this past summer’s trip to Italy, Croatia was my first time to travel internationally alone. For me, traveling is always high stress, and traveling alone definitely added a layer of anxiety. Being extra vigilant about my security felt important, and I think the creative ways I came up with to keep my belongings (including my passport and wallet) safe from pickpockets, theft, or just loss might be worth blogging about for other solo travelers thinking about ways to keep their passport and ID conveniently stored but also secure Choose the Right Bag (and Modify It): The right type of suitcases, backpacks, and purses…

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    Solo Travel in Florence, Italy

    Solo Travel never really appealed to me until recently. As I settle into myself in my 30’s, solo travel sounds more and more like an adventure with someone I enjoy rather than a stretch of loneliness.   Florence’s open markets were one of the unexpected delights of Florence:   I booked a truffle hunting tour and got all my puppy-petting needs satisfied by this 8 week old future truffle sniffing dog. In this photo her owner is feeding her fresh truffles(!)   Visiting Italy in July was a timely challenge to my burgeoning sense of body positivity. This photo was significant, as it’s actually a shot of me wearing shorts…