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Is Solo Travel Safe for Women? …6 Tips to make it so

There’s been headlines in the news about women encountering danger abroad. In Delhi last December, a nation was awakened when a local physiognamy intern accidentally boarded a private bus with a friend and was raped by six men. Even more recently, the body of 33-year old Sarai Sierra was found in Turkey after she had gone missing for two weeks.

It’s made the public and media becry – Is it safe for women to travel alone?

February 8, 2013 23
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How to plan a last minute trip (Part 4: Trip Planning)

Since I’ve completed almost of month of travel, with having had only two days to prepare before hitting the road, it’s time to assess my shining highs and my rock-bottom lows.

What did I learn from this crash course in winging a last-minute trip?

Quite simply, I learned how to survive it.

So now I’m going to give you some “insider tips”, so that you that can survive it better than me.

January 31, 2013 8
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Surviving a last-minute trip | Things I did well (Part 2 )

Well, I did it!

I went on my last-minute travel break and I survived it.

It was heaven.

… And stress.

January 12, 2013 2
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Is being a female solo traveler easy? …Not!

There’s a mystique around female solo travelers. We’re an anomaly and yet, our numbers are growing. Traveling alone, I meet all types of journeying women: from reluctant to experienced, to the newbie ready to cling to the first companion that reaches out. I’m no more or less brave than any of them.

May 14, 2012 77
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Art of Hobo-ing: How to Budget for long-term travel

Travel friends have been curious how I budgeted for my several months on the road and how much I spent on India and Southeast Asia. Okay, let’s start with the general topic of budgeting.

When I started out, the idea that I’d be traveling long-term didn’t click in. I actually thought I’d be on the road for a much shorter period. So, I got a crash course.

February 13, 2012 26
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5 Risky Things to Do if you’re Solo in Vietnam

You don’t have skydive out of a plane in order to be a daredevil. You don’t have to eat strange bugs or worms to be an adventurist. Sometimes, adventure and danger can fit into the simplest things; and if you’re a solo traveler, occasionally it’s the simplest things that can feel the most dangerous!

October 24, 2010 19
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Countdown to Taking my First Solo Trip

Waiting in the airport for my trip to Thailand with a bunch of nerves and realizing a grrrl traveling survival tool is to remember inspiration.

November 3, 2009 0
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Booking a cheap ticket to Bangkok

GRRRL Traveler challenge of becoming a female solo traveler: Booking my ticket to Bangkok

October 29, 2009 1
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