long term trip planning, solo travel, long term solo travel
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Long-term Solo Travel Trip Planning: Where Should I Go Next?

How do I love traveling alone? Let me count the ways… I was in Sarawak, Borneo, nearing the end of my third month of both, winging my travels through Southeast Asia and India and having extended my travel time. The fatigue of long-term travel, winging plans and budget crunching was starting to set in.

February 7, 2016 0
solo travel, reasons for solo travel, reasons to travel alone, reasons to travel solo
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15 Reasons for Solo Travel

15 Reasons to Travel Alone If you ask me, I think every man and woman should travel alone at least once in their life. Being a female solo travel blogger of over seven years, I attribute much of my confidence, life and personality

September 14, 2015 28
finding travel partners, finding travel companions, travel tips, solo travel, traveler tips
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Things that Make or Break Travel Partners

Things that Make or Break Travel Partners   Recently  I booked a last-minute flight to join girlfriends on a 10-day RV road trip to see some of America’s natural wonders. An epic trip.  However, I ended up canceling that trip the day just before and

August 25, 2015 5
travel gut, traveler's iinstinct
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Trusting your travel gut for safety and daily life

Sometimes, knowing yourself and stubbornly sticking to your principles pays off. Sometimes, it doesn’t, but everything in life is a gamble.  And yet, some gambles feel bigger and riskier than others , especially when what’s on that table is your life. Should I ? Shouldn’t I? What happens if I don’t? What happens if I do? Is […]

February 10, 2015 9
traveling alone, fear of traveling alone
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Are you afraid to travel alone?

Fear can be a bitch. Yeah I said it. I said the “B” word, because I mean it. Although I’ve been a solo traveler for over six years now, you might be surprised to know I still have moments where I’m afraid to take the plunge and buy a single ticket. Yeah, you heard me correct. […]

October 22, 2014 15
How to make friends when you travel alone, traveler tips, solo traveling female, solo female traveler
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Solo Travel: How to Make Friends when you Travel Alone (Part 2)

If you’ve read my last post on tips to make friends when you travel alone, this is the second part of the post and video. Each time I plan a new trip, I experience a slight hesitation. The old demons revive in my head and echo– What if you start feeling lonely? What if something happens and there’s […]

September 22, 2014 6
How to Make Friends Traveling Alone, solo travel tips for women, solo travel tips, how to make friends when you travel alone, epik Korea, bullfighting festival in Korea
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How to Make Friends when you Travel Alone (Part I)

Is Solo Travel Lonely? If you follow me on YouTube, then you probably saw these video tips when when I posted it. If not, then keep reading… As I’ve said before, solo travel is not lonely nor doesn’t have to be. However, there’s going to be times when loneliness on the road feels unavoidable.  Loneliness can […]

September 15, 2014 17
als ice bucket challenge, #icebucketchallenge
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Why I did the Ice Bucket Challenge… then hijacked it!

Dump a bucket of ice water over myself? Make a video of it and then pay money? You’ve gotta be crazy. Unless you’ve been traveling or closed your Facebook account, you may have heard about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge , a viral video

August 27, 2014 1
life past LA, how i fell off my wagon
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Travel and falling off your life wagon at 40

 Los Angeles. I looked out at the smog-clouded city and its diorama of  street grids, freeways and moving car ants.  Giant Hollywood film billboards dot buildings as a reminder of an urban succubus, wooing millions of young, aspiring artists to live out

July 29, 2014 24
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