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.”
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.
Let’s be practical for a minute. We all know I LOVE to travel, but I’ll be completely honest, there are some uncomfortable and less than convenient parts to traveling.
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.
Originally published on 21 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my summer living and working abroad in Japan! Hello again! Now to continue with Quick Whit’s Grand Adventure. Today I went back to Nagoya. It’s only an hour and a half trip, so I thought that’d be nice afterContinue reading “Tea at the Nagoya-jo Castle”
Originally published on 21 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my first summer abroad while living and working in Japan! Well hello! I hope everyone’s had a good week. Let me know what you’re up to! Yesterday I went to the Shingu Shrine at the recommendation of theContinue reading “Shingu Shrine”
Well hello! I hope everyone’s having a great week. Mine’s been pretty good so far… and tomorrow (Friday) is my last day of work! Hooray! So Monday was a good day. My break time got changed, so that was a little annoying, but Yuri was in a good mood, so that made the whole day seem better. IContinue reading “The End is Near; I’m Making Plans!”
Originally published on 5 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my first ever trip abroad to teach English in Japan! Hello! I hope everyone’s had a wonderful 4th of July. I celebrated here in Japan by wearing my Braves t-shirt and some star socks my family sent toContinue reading “Working Girl in Ise City”
Originally published on 3 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my first ever trip abroad to teach English in Japan! Hey there! I hope everyone’s had a good weekend and you’re all looking forward to July 4th! Eat something grilled and watch the fireworks for me! Yesterday’s escapadeContinue reading “Ninja Museum and Ueno Castle!”
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!