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Why It’s OK to Be a Tourist

It’s Motivation Monday! And I’m about to make some “travelers” very mad. As a travel blogger, I try to read other travel blogs to keep up-to-date and perhaps find some travel tips or inspiration. But lately I’ve been read more articles that “tourist shame” the less experienced or those who opt for comfortable walking shoes… Continue reading Why It’s OK to Be a Tourist

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5 Reasons to Travel with Others

In my last post I wrote about the awesomeness of traveling on your own, but there are some definite benefits of traveling with other people, too. This post is dedicated to the joys of sharing travel experiences with friends and family! 1. There is Always Someone to Watch Your Bags This is an excellent reason to… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Travel with Others

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5 Reasons to Travel Solo

  This post got me a spot on a local news channel! See the interview here: Tips for Traveling Solo in 2016! I don’t mind striking out on my own anywhere in the world. Notice I said “on my own” and not “alone.” No one is ever truly alone when they travel, even traveling solo. If… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Travel Solo

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Solo Travel: Responding to Naysayers

If you’ve known me for long, you know I’m a huge advocate for solo travel. My husband and I both traveled solo before we met, and I believe that made us how we both are today. Solo travel hones your trouble-shooting and problem solving skills, opens your eyes to different perspectives, and gives you a… Continue reading Solo Travel: Responding to Naysayers

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How to Travel Safely

  It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! I think the most common questions any traveler gets asked are about safety–especially solo travelers, and even more especially women travelers. But safety goes for men and women alike. No one is immune to bad things that can happen anywhere in the world (even in your hometown!), but you can… Continue reading How to Travel Safely

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Solo Travel Mishaps

It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! I’ve been doing some solo travel lately and writing about how to do it as well as possible, but sometimes we learn from mistakes better than we learn from what we do right. So this week, here are some solo travel mistakes and mishaps–don’t do this! Mistakes to Avoid Before You… Continue reading Solo Travel Mishaps

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Solo Travel: Like a Pro

This Travel Tip Tuesday I am sharing my secrets to travel solo like a solo travel pro! I asked for questions on my Facebook and Instagram accounts so I could know what people are worried about, curious about, or just need to know to travel solo for the first time (or the 100th time!). Solo… Continue reading Solo Travel: Like a Pro

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Is Solo Travel Selfish?

This Travel Tip Tuesday, We’re taking on an issue that lots of travelers–and those who love us–face from people in our lives. Are travelers, especially solo travelers, just selfish? I believe solo travelers are wise, confident, organized, responsible, and believe it or not, they tend to be less selfish and more thoughtful than your regular person.… Continue reading Is Solo Travel Selfish?

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Pickpocket Tricks of the Trade

Last week we looked at how we can avoid pickpockets and avoid looking like a target. This week it’s all about knowing their tricks so you know what to look for. 1. The Drive-by I read a blog once about a Canadian girl who was walking along a busy street in Vietnam (a distracting feat… Continue reading Pickpocket Tricks of the Trade

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How to Outsmart the Pickpocket

Pickpockets are a fact of travel. They prey on travelers and tourists alike, and while they may work in teams or on their own, it only takes one pickpocket experience to ruin your whole trip. But never fear! I’m here to give you some tips on how exactly to outsmart that pickpocket. This week we’re… Continue reading How to Outsmart the Pickpocket