solo travel

7 Reasons to Work Up the Nerve to Travel Solo

d.i.y. travel

For the last few weeks, I’ve been fielding a lot of questions about my potential summer travel plans. Many of these discussions end with an incredulous look and a comment about my ability to travel solo. I get a lot of, “I can’t believe you just go on your own!” or “I could never travel […]

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7 Songs to Empower You for a Solo Road Trip

solo travel

One of my most awesome travel experiences in 2010 was an impromptu five day solo exploration of the Eastern Sierras at the end of the summer. If you have never taken a solo road trip, I highly recommend it. It’s an exhilarating expression of freedom and you can connect much more with your surroundings when […]

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Songs for the Road No. 7: Inspiration for Solo Travel

female travel

Traveling solo now feels normal to me, but there are those rare occasions when loneliness consumes me on the road. The day I arrived in Oaxaca which I wrote about in my previous entry is one example. I sometimes fight the solitude rather than reveling in it and understanding that it’s only temporary. Sometimes I […]

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Wanderful Words No. 22: A Map for Saturday

backpacking

Turistas. Hostel. The Beach. These are all examples of Hollywood’s poor representations of traveling with a budget and a backpack. So it was refreshing to finally watch A Map for Saturday, a documentary by Brook Silva-Braga that takes a realistic look into the world of long term solo backpacking. While my month-or-sos away would not […]

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Easing into Solo Travel With Flowers and Friendliness

Canada

Before my first big solo trip last summer, solo travel was something I eased into for a long time whether intentionally or unintentionally. Daytime wandering through foreign cities alone, breaking away from tour groups for a day or two and even a few times where I went to shows solo were all things that helped […]

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