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Solo Travel

Solo travel is an opportunity to see the world free from the expectations of others, but a unique experience that many people are cautious to explore for the first time. In this category, I collect tips to stay safe, and reflective essays on the power of solo travel as a tool to explore the world and our inner selves.

How to be Prepared for Theft when Solo Traveling

Although most trips end without incident, if you travel long enough, and far enough, the odds are very good that eventually, you will encounter theft or another crime while traveling. For digital nomads, who spend months or even years at a time on the road traveling to international destinations, statistically speaking, it’s only a matter …

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Ultimate Guide to Going to the Beach as a Solo Traveler (And Loving It!)

As relaxing as a beach vacation can be, visiting the beach alone can be vulnerable. Stripping down to a bathing suit can expose insecurities about our bodies, and leaving our belongings behind on the beach while we take a dip exposes us to a different kind of vulnerability: theft. In this article, I share my …

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Best Destinations for Solo Travelers to Spend Christmas Alone

Christmas is traditionally viewed as a time to spend quality time together with friends and family- but we all know the Christmas-card-version of Christmas doesn’t always match reality. For many reasons (including conflicting work schedules, death of a loved one, estrangement from extended family, and other complications) many travelers find themselves looking for a destination …

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8 Ways to Record your Travel Memories

A full-blown travel journal isn’t for everyone, but virtually everyone who travels naturally seeks ways to record, memorialize, or mark certain experiences during travel. Why you should create some kind of record of your travel: I think all of us are aware of just how fleeting the experiences of travel can be. While walking through …

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7 Ways to Get Great Photos of Yourself During Solo Travel

One common problem for those of us who travel solo is getting pictures of ourselves while traveling. For many of us who are drawn to solo travel, capturing the perfect selfie staged in front of famous destinations like the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel tower, or Buckingham Palace may feel like a lower priority than the …

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How to Pack a Solo Travel Safety Kit

Packing a solo travel safety kit can be an empowering way to prepare for solo travel. Many solo travelers, aware of the risk of setting out on international trips alone, fear what could happen. The following safety and security-oriented packing list can empower you in your preparations for your trip. Knowing you are prepared to …

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10 Ideas for Travel Self Care: A Therapist Weighs In

Self-care is a term that gets broadly used and widely misused as, in recent years, it has entered our everyday language. Frequently, people think of self-care as a sort of “treat yourself,” mentality. While getting ourselves small treats and luxuries can be a type of travel self care, good travel self-care is deep. It doesn’t …

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Solo Travel: Overcoming Challenges to Traveling Alone

Solo travel is exciting. It’s an opportunity to grow as a human being and to see parts of the world that are totally new and different. I love solo travel, and I love that solo travel can bring right, new experiences to our lives and help us grow. Often, solo travel is an opportunity to …

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Travel Safety: 28 Tips from Female Solo Travelers | + Free Download

In a recent weekend discussion on the r/heronebag forum on Reddit, user pieapplekitten prompted a discussion on things we wish we knew before setting off on our first solo trip. The ensuing discussion was fascinating, covering safety, maximizing fun, and the all-important question of exactly how much underwear we should pack. Because most people aren’t …

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