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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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Essential Packing List for Traveling Eastern Europe by Train

Traveling by train is one of the best ways to see Romania, although actually a less-popular mode of travel for locals. The Romanian rail system has a reputation for being unreliable and very slow. This reputation has led most Romanian citizens to abandon train travel entirely, resulting in low operating budgets and even rarer upgrades. …

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Visiting Cuevas de Anzota in Arica Chile – English Language Tourism Information

There (and Back!) + How I Got Stranded at A National Park in Chile In all my adventures, Cuevas de Anzota is the only place I have managed to get myself really, truly, stranded. After walking about a mile and a half back down the road from Cuevas de Anzota and getting no cell phone …

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How to Manage Loneliness & Maintain Relationships During Solo Travel

Traveling solo can be an incredibly enriching experience. Over the years, I’ve spent about a year total traveling abroad alone. Although being an introvert helps, I always miss my friends and family back home. As a solo traveler and someone with experience working in the mental health field, here are my tips for caring for …

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Itinerary for a 1 Day Solo Adventure in Făgăraș, Romania

Places best described as “a little off the most-trampled tourist track” are my favorite sort of places to travel. The small town of Făgăraș, Romania definitely falls in this category and made a great base for a few days of rest and exploration on my way from tourist-packed Sibiu to tourist-packed Brasov. A railroad stop …

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Navigating the Ferry to Chiloe Island in Chile

  One of the many highlights of my six weeks in Patagonia in 2019 was when I headed up to the northernmost portion of the Patagonia region- a section of Chile that most tourists skip. This region is known for volcanoes and dramatic waterfalls, but just off the mainland lies the island of Chiloe (pronounced …

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Chiloe Island Travel Itinerary: Beyond Patagonia

As I researched for my trip to Chile, I kept finding myself drawn back to the island of Chiloe. Shrouded in both literal fog and the mythology of superstition, this archipelago is home to 16 UNESCO sites: all churches, remarkable for their construction by master shipbuilders using native woods and unique construction. A day trip …

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8 Essentials for your Solo Travel Packing List

My passion for solo travel started in 2015 when I had the opportunity to take a huge once-in-a-lifetime-trip and I didn’t take it. Fear about traveling alone coupled with the timing of other adventures resulted in me passing on the opportunity and thinking back often, wondering what I’d missed. Thankfully, life is cyclic and 2 …

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