Solo Travel

Think you’re not brave enough to travel solo? You might just surprise yourself! All my best tips, hacks, and words of encouragement are here for you!

Solo Travel Experiences

  • Where to Spend Valentine’s Day Solo - Valentine's Day is all about love and lovers... and it kind of stinks for the singles! I used to call it "Singles' Awareness Day" (acronym "SAD," of course!), but my attitude toward Valentine's Day changed over the years...
  • 6 Solo Travel Experiences to Have - If you need some ideas for how to stay occupied on your next solo trip, this list of incredible solo travel experiences will give you plenty of options!
  • How to Enjoy Dining Solo - There are actually a lot of benefits to dining solo, and if you're still not convinced, I've got some suggestions to help you enjoy a solo meal instead of dread it!
  • 21 Best Destinations for Solo Female Travel - I am a firm believer that any place you go can be safe, but some places are generally safer than others if you're just starting out and testing the solo travel waters.

Solo Travel Safety

  • How to Travel Safely - No one is immune to bad things that can happen anywhere in the world (even in your hometown!), but you can take charge and give yourself an edge to travel safely. Here's how!
  • Pickpocket Tricks of the Trade - Here's a quick list of common pickpocket scams, as well as tips for how to avoid them if they happen to you!
  • How to Outsmart Pickpockets - I'm here to give you some tips on how exactly to outsmart that pickpockets of the world. This week we're looking at ways to prevent becoming a pickpocket target!

Solo Travel Tips

  • The Ultimate List of Useful Solo Travel Gear - Solo travelers are a rare bunch. We're fun, determined, ready to roll with the punches, and when it's all said and done: we're confident!
  • What to Do When Your Travel Buddy Drops Out - Today's post is all about what to do when you "accidentally" end up traveling solo, but first things first: I'm going to be on a podcast today!
  • Must Have Solo Travel Skills - Any hobby or profession requires some skill, and travel is no different! There are certain skills you just need to have to travel safely and well, and you’ll definitely need all of these if you’re traveling solo.
  • 7 Things to Expect on Your First Solo Trip - I've written about solo travel plenty of times, but often I think it helps to know what to expect when you travel. So I came up with this quick list for just what to expect when you strike out on your first solo trip!
  • How to Make Solo Travel Easier - Solo travel is one of the most rewarding ways to travel. But I'll be completely honest with you: it can be kind of hard! But with a few tricks and hacks, you, too can travel solo like a pro!
  • Confessions of a Solo Female Traveler - Whether you're a single lady, a mom who wants a getaway, or a grandmother who's always wanted to travel but never thought you could, you are never too young, too busy, or too old to take that first solo trip!
  • Why It’s Okay to Be a Tourist - 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 read more and more articles that attempt to "tourist shame."
  • 5 Reasons to Travel Solo - There was always someone there willing to help me when I got lost, and I actually figured out a lot of things on my own, giving me confidence I didn't know I had within me! Here are five ways solo travel can be the absolute best.
  • Solo Travel: Come Backs for Rude Comments - Solo travelers have a problem that other travelers don't have to worry about: the "naysayers." These are the people who automatically think you "can't" travel solo. "It's lonely," they say. "It's too dangerous," they say. "It's irresponsible," they say. Well, I know they're wrong!
  • Solo Travel Mishaps - Sometimes we learn from mistakes better than we learn from what we've done right. So this week, here are some solo travel mistakes and mishaps that I made so you don't have to!
  • Solo Travel: Like a Pro - Solo travel is awesome and exciting, and no one should be afraid to take that first trip! Here's everything you need to know.
  • Is Solo Travel Selfish? - 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.
  • The Ultimate Ladies’ Guide to Traveling Solo - Here's a freshly updated guide, complete with links for more information and better photos so you can clearly see how much fun solo travel can really be!

Solo Travel Destinations

  • Solo Travel: Savannah - What comes to mind when you think of the South? Whether you're looking for a great step into solo travel or just want to see what all the fuss is about, Savannah is a wonderful choice!
  • Solo Travel: Cheyenne, WY - Cheyenne is such a cute, friendly, fun city, I would happily go solo, and I think you might like it, too! So here's your ultimate guide to travel solo in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
  • Solo Travel: Wales - This was my first solo trip in a while, so it was tons of fun to do my own thing and take full advantage of quality Quick Whit time! If you're planning a solo trip and want to put Wales on your list, this post will be your ultimate guide!
  • Solo Travel: Charleston, SC - Earlier this spring, he had a trip pop up at the last minute, so I searched Skyscanner (one of my secret weapons in finding flight deals) and found a killer deal to Charleston, one of the best places for a girl to go solo!
  • Solo Travel: Sydney, Australia - I've been to Sydney three times now, and the only question I have left is why in the world did I wait so long?! I don't want you to have to ask yourself the same question, so here is your quick guide to traveling solo to crazy-wonderful Sydney, Australia!
  • Solo Travel: Boston - Thinking of taking the solo travel leap? Boston is a great solo travel city! Here is your ultimate guide to making the most of your solo trip.
  • Solo Travel: United States of America - The USA is a great solo destination because it's so diverse. You can experience the city life of New York City, ski in Colorado year-round, experience paradise in Hawaii, or even meet up-and-coming country music stars in Nashville!
  • Solo Travel: Doha, Qatar - It's true, I set out solo to Doha, Qatar! It's also true that I stayed with family friends who are from there. But after visiting, I can definitely recommend Qatar as a destination for solo female travelers.
  • Solo Travel: Switzerland - It's an incredibly safe place to travel solo, even for women, and I've been back many times since that first trip! Here's everything you need to know to start planning your solo trip to gorgeous Switzerland!
  • Solo Travel: Krakow - It's still one of my favorite solo destinations, and I can't wait to go back! Here's a quick guide if Krakow is on your solo travel list, too!
  • Solo Travel: Warsaw - Y'all. Calm down. Eastern Europe, including Poland, is very safe! I had no issues traveling there solo. In fact, it's one of my favorite trips to date!
  • Solo Travel: Japan - Japan was my first solo trip ever, and my first time ever to cross an ocean. It will always hold a special place in my heart, and I can whole-heartedly recommend a trip to Japan for your solo trip, too!
  • Solo Travel: Bratislava, Slovakia - One of my most favorite trips ever--and favorite solo trips--was my visit to Bratislava in 2012. I still recommend this beautiful town to everyone who'll listen--and today, that's you!
  • Solo Travel: Washington, D.C. - I moved to Washington, D.C., completely solo nearly 10 years ago, and I can definitely recommend D.C. as an excellent solo travel destination! Here is the low-down on traveling solo in D.C.
  • Solo Travel: Heidelberg, Germany - If Heidelberg, Germany, is on your list (and it should be!), here is your guide to what to do and how to make the most of your time going solo!
  • Solo Travel: Block Island - I recently set out solo in search of adventure and old world, seaside resort charm, and I found it on beautiful Block Island, Rhode Island. Why is Block Island a great solo travel destination? Here's the shake-down on solo travel on Block Island!
  • Solo Female Travel: Nantucket - It's fun and relaxing to go somewhere new on my own, and my tips and tricks can apply to both men and women travelers. Here is the solo travel low-down on beautiful Nantucket, Massachusetts!
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