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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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10 Tips for Making Friends in a Hostel

Making friends in a hostel isn’t always easy. In this article, we’ll talk about a few simple, natural ways to form friendships in hostels with fellow travelers without forcing awkward exchanges or hurt feelings over potential rejections. Like many things, making friends can get harder the more we try due to the ways our brains …

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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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A Solo Travel Guide to Seattle: Traveling to Seattle Alone

My first trip to Seattle was a solo trip, and six months later I moved to the Pike Place Neighborhood where I spent the next four years exploring Seattle as a single. In this article, I share all my best tips as a Seattle local for seeing the best of Seattle as a solo traveler. …

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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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Jadrolinija Ferry from Italy to Croatia: An English Language Walkthrough

As a ferry-loving transplant to the Pacific Northwest USA planning a trip to both Italy and Croatia, I was excited to find that ferries are an option for connecting Italy with Eastern Europe. Booking my tickets was easy enough (through Jadrolinija website or directferries.com) but information beyond when to show up was sparse- and English-language …

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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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