The Importance of Checking On Your Friend That Is Traveling Solo

The Importance of Checking On Your Friend That Is Traveling Solo

How often do you find yourself saying you admire that person you know that is known for traveling solo? How often do you check up on that person while they are traveling? Not as much? Don't feel bad. It's not too common but read my post highlighting the true importance of checking up on your friend that is traveling solo.

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5 Reasons Why I Encourage Every Woman To Take A Solo Trip In Their Lifetime

5 Reasons Why I Encourage Every Woman To Take A Solo Trip In Their Lifetime

In case you were not aware, March is Women’s History Month, therefore it’s only proper that I include some girl power posts on the blog this month.  One thing that I hope to see more of as the years go by is women releasing their fear and taking a solo trip.  Whether you are married, single, a mother, or a widow, read more about why I think every woman needs to take a solo trip at least once in their lifetime.

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Why Do Customs Officers Try To Make You Feel Crazy For Traveling Solo?

Why Do Customs Officers Try To Make You Feel Crazy For Traveling Solo?

You are on a high right now because you just had another amazing trip and the nostalgia is real.  You are feeling relaxed and recharged and the flight was not turbulent at all. Bonus! You're in a great mood... and then you get to customs.  All joy goes out the window because you know that you're about to receive a side eye and intrusive questions from yet another solo trip.

Sound familiar? You're not alone.  Let's talk about it. 

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10 Things I Always Do When Visiting a New Destination

10 Things I Always Do When Visiting a New Destination

Are there certain things you ALWAYS do when you're traveling to a new place?  You're not alone.  While I am not the biggest fan of tight itineraries, I like what I like, and it's always a fun experience doing these 10 things when visiting a new destination.  Read more on the blog now and leave a comment about what you tend to do when traveling. 

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An Open Letter to the People I Met Abroad

An Open Letter to the People I Met Abroad

A lot of people have asked me what was it like to travel alone for 40 days.  To tell the truth, while I was solo, I never felt like I was alone.  Sure, I miss the beaches, lack of a schedule, and finding street art on a random corners, but one of the things I miss the most is the openness I had and the people I connected with.  Traveling allows you to connect with others and form bonds quickly, but more than likely you will never see them again... and that sucks.  So, I would like to dedicate this post to the strangers turned family that blessed me in ways I would have never dreamed of.  I believe that every interaction has its own purpose and lesson and thankfully, I met some of the dopest people ever over my Eurotrip this summer.

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40 Days in Europe: The Statistics

40 Days in Europe: The Statistics

It is my first Monday back in the States and I don't know how to feel about it.  My body is finally recalibrating due to the jetlag and I am slowly getting back into having a routine.  It still feels a bit odd to wake up over here instead of to a beach or to 11 other people in the room but I am simply taking it day by day.  However, if there is one thing to be excited about, it's finally being able to share my stories about my trip with you all! I am commencing a 40 Days in Europe series for the month and figured an introductory post with the numbers would be spot on.  Want to know how much I spent on my hostels?  How many countries did I visit? 

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How to Obtain Solo Travel Photos Without a Selfie Stick

How to Obtain Solo Travel Photos Without a Selfie Stick

If you have been following along, you know that I am currently on a 6 week solo Eurotrip.  However, I love to take pictures of others as well as have my own photo taken.  Since I unfortunately broke my selfie stick during late travels last year (sad face), I needed a system for getting pictures of me taken while I'm away.  Could I have purchased another one? Yes, but let's be real, sometimes there are just some poses you cannot pull off with the stick.

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How I Navigated My First Day In Europe Alone

How I Navigated My First Day In Europe Alone

Maybe it was the fact that I had not slept in a bed for about 30+ hours, but I was still in complete SHOCK that I was here.  Like denial shock.  But as beat down as I felt, I knew I had been doing some serious moving from the time I left Dallas to when I [finally] got settled in Portugal.

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