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I Travel Therefore I Am

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 08.27.2015 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

I've learned through traveling how much I truly love embracing what makes me uncomfortable, doing what comes unnaturally, going against the grain, making incautious decisions, facing my fears and refusing to give in.

Everything You Need To Know About Traveling Solo As A Woman

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.19.2015 | Travel

If you have the heart of an explorer, traveling alone is an excellent way to see the world on your own terms. But it can also be s...

10 Safety Tips For Traveling Solo Like A Ninja

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 08.17.2015 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

All you really have to do is make eye contact, then squint a little bit, and kind of snarl your lip. Potential threats are an automatic turn off to attackers, and a clear warning that you may be a ninja.

3 Days In San Francisco

Nastasia Yakoub | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel
Nastasia Yakoub

San Francisco is truly an awe-inspiring city. From it's stunning landscapes to it's funky street art and coffee shops, San Francisco has so much to of...

10 Ways to Take Epic Travel Photos Alone

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 08.05.2015 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

Is it really that hard to believe that a young female would be traveling on her own, without the financial aid or company of a man? Apparently it is, because whenever I post a photo with just me in it when I'm traveling, at least one person says, "Who's taking the picture?"

Iceland: The Perfect Destination for Solo Travelers

College Tourist | Posted 08.03.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

More than once, I seriously considered the idea of forgoing the trip and forgetting my impulsive purchase all together. In my moments of doubt I asked myself: would I ever really forgive myself for turning down a trip to Italy? The answer was no.

Yes, I'm Pretty, And I'm Traveling Alone

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Alyssa Ramos

If I wear makeup, if I wear anything that shows skin, if I wear leggings -- or God forbid, if I wear a bikini -- I always get the most opinionated stares from people assuming I'm looking for my next customer to pick up.

10 Reasons To Travel Alone

Fodor's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

You have a limited amount of time and money to spend on travel, so why not customize it to your individual preferences so that you can maximize your satisfaction?

10 Ways To Keep Your Solo Vacation Cheap

CheapTickets | Posted 07.21.2015 | Travel
CheapTickets

The average local would be honored to show off their city, and you know that their genuine excitement comes from their pride for their home and not a paycheck at the end of the day.

Are You Prepared to Deal With the Top Consequences of Travel?

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel
Amandah Blackwell

Consider this... Traveling may not be what you thought it would be, even though people say that travel is the best thing you can do.

Why Lisbon Changed My Mind About Traveling Alone

Sonya Matejko | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Sonya Matejko

I used to be someone that couldn't walk to their locker by themselves in middle school. In high school, I sat in my car if I was meeting someone until they arrived. Even in college, I looked for a friend for every activity from gym classes to the library.

Solo Travel Changed Me: 15 Women Share How

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Jaimee Ratliff

Wherever in the world you find a solo traveler, there's one thing most have in common and that's how their independent wanderings have changed their lives.

How To Travel Alone -- And Why Everyone Should Do It

Alex Schiff | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Alex Schiff

Traveling alone for an extended period means you spend a lot of time inside your own head. Alone, bombarded with new stimuli at every turn, your mind can truly appreciate the juxtaposition of people, places and things. Most importantly, you're going to think deeply about whether you're living your life meaningfully.

12 Hotels Perfect For Solo Travelers

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

You may think the surcharges, sympathetic looks, and stink-eyed waiters sneering, "Table for one?" are a sheer inevitability. Happily, that's not the case.

Why You Should Visit Copenhagen

Elodie Cheesman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Elodie Cheesman

I planned for 3 days, which is not really long enough to fall in love with a person, but long enough to fall head over heels for a city. At the risk of sounding like a strung out flower child, I just loved its vibe.

Cruising Solo: What to Know Before You Go

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

We already know cruising is popular with couples and families, but what about solo travelers? Cruising is an easy way for solo vacationers to explore the world, meet new people and leave the driving to someone else.

8 Lessons I Learned From Traveling Solo

Elodie Cheesman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
Elodie Cheesman

With a six-week long university break stretching out before me and indecisive friends "umm-ing" and "aah-ing" over holiday plans, I decided to travel alone. My solo adventures in Copenhagen, Budapest and Vienna really emboldened me. Corny as it is to say, my solo traveling experience has literally opened up a world of possibilities.

This One Tip Will Make Or Break Your Next Trip

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Gina Ciliberto

It's easy for a lack of planning to result in stress. However, for us, the opposite happened. We had the advantage of traveling during low season; while some sites were closed, most lodging options, and even the roads, were empty.

6 Reasons Every Woman Needs To Travel Alone

Posted 03.21.2015 | Travel

As women, we're accustomed to being told that traveling alone is a bad idea. People say it's unsafe, or that we can't, or that we're too busy for a trip... let alone a solo trip. However, women are not only capable of traveling solo, but they should.

Why Solo Travel Is Both Refreshing AND Restorative

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.10.2015 | Travel
Candy Spelling

A few years ago I took a very big leap and decided to go to Europe on my own. Since childhood I'd traveled all over the world with family and friends, but I'd never gone on a trip by myself. The very idea terrified me. But surprisingly, one of the things that made the experience so enjoyable was traveling by myself.

'70 Plussers' -- Bike and Barge Tours for Boomers and More

Susan Kraus | Posted 05.05.2015 | Fifty
Susan Kraus

A great vacation is all about balance: meeting interesting people, seeing new sights, engaging in different cultural activities, physical and mental stimulation and escape from routine. And, maybe, not falling off your bicycle.

10 Lessons Learned From Traveling Alone

Nile Cappello | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Nile Cappello

Besides learning that Fiats do not in fact come standard with a spare tire, my solo travels taught me quite a few other things. Here are some of the most memorable lessons I learned over the course of my travels:

The Difference Between Solo And Group Travel

Map Happy | Posted 05.02.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Sometimes, my memories have become so bound up to who I was with at the time, it's hard to say whether I enjoyed the place because I actually enjoyed the place or because I enjoyed the time I spent with that person.

New 'Introvert Retreat' Offers Group Trip Without The Hustle

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.26.2015 | Travel

Group tours, guided treks and big-name cruises sound like great vacation ideas at first, but then there are all. those. people. The point of travel is...

Solo and Loving it in Hawaii

Fathom | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel
Fathom

Forget the notion that Hawaii is only for romance. I let go of the idea that it's a place exclusively for lovers looking to get away, and decided to take a long-desired trip to the islands on my own. It was amazing.