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Is Long-Term Travel Selfish?

Ashley De Hertogh | Posted 11.23.2015 | Travel
Ashley De Hertogh

I recognize it is far easier to be the one going than to be the one left behind. I sympathize with them. But I do not feel it fair to call my decision, or me by extension, selfish. On the contrary, I believe what I am doing is empowering those I know and am soon to know to go out and live their dreams.

11 Places To Travel As A Solo Female Traveler

Trippy | Posted 11.23.2015 | Travel

Whether it's for love, adventure or both, women are taking solo vacations like never before. Is there a location you think is especially favorable to women traveling on their own?

10 Tips You Need If You're A Woman Traveling Alone In Morocco

Rebecca E. Shapiro | Posted 11.05.2015 | Travel
Rebecca E. Shapiro

Traveling alone in Morocco is both difficult and rewarding in equal measures. For me, exploring the beautiful, vibrant country alone was worth it. J...

World's Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Fodor's | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel

Traveling alone is no longer taboo. In fact, it's now trendy to go on trips alone, as more and more people are discovering the freedom of exploring a ...

Solo in Seattle: A Guide for Foodies

Trippy | Posted 10.23.2015 | Travel

A few weeks ago I found myself in Seattle for a quick weekday trip. When I travel, solo or otherwise, I tend to plan my trips around one very important thing: food. In my opinion, discovering a city through its culinary delights is truly one of the best ways to get to know a place, and the Seattle food scene did not disappoint.

The Epic Photo Series That'll Convince You To Travel Solo

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.21.2015 | Travel

Newsflash, people: You don't need to travel with a partner in order to travel well. Yes, safety is a concern in certain&...

Learning to Love Loneliness

Caroline Burns | Posted 10.16.2015 | Travel
Caroline Burns

There's something about traveling alone that puts everything into perspective and makes you realize you're capable of fantastic things. You learn to love loneliness. For any fellow wanderlusts planning to take the plunge and roll solo, here are a few things you can expect along the way.

I Can't Have It All. So For Now, Here's What I Choose.

Kristin Addis | Posted 10.12.2015 | Women
Kristin Addis

I need to learn to say "I love you" in at least 20 more languages before I can say it to you and mean it.

If I Can Camp Solo, You Can Definitely Travel Solo

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 10.05.2015 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

I'm not afraid to travel solo, because I've done it a ton of times. But camping solo? You've got to be out of your freaking mind! Then I realized that that's how I used to think about traveling solo, and how after I tried it, I freaking loved it!

You'll Like Him Even More If He Goes Away for a Bit

Terri Trespicio | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women
Terri Trespicio

Romantic getaways have their place. But let me ask you this: When's the last time you actually went away without him for a bit? If you haven't booked a vacation solo or with friends, you need to do that. Plan to be away, for at least a weekend, if not a week or more.

Solo Travel: 10 Ways To Feel Comfortable Feeling Uncomfortable

Trippy | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel

Traveling solo can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can also feel awkward--that is, if you let it. We turned to the community of experienced solo travelers at to get their advice on how to deal with the awkwardness of being alone on the road.

Are You Afraid to Travel? How to Change Your Life for Good!

Erika Lafrennie | Posted 10.01.2015 | Travel
Erika Lafrennie

If the world stopped spinning at this very moment, could you honestly say you are satisfied with the way you are living your life? What aren't you doing because you are allowing fear to stand in the way? And what would you do differently if you knew you could not fail?

Six Great Solo Travel Destinations

Gogobot | Posted 10.01.2015 | Travel

Aside from full-fledged itinerary freedom, traveling "alone" allows you to meet new people, immerse yourself in local culture, and push your own boundaries. Your experience just might be life-changing.

How To Beat Boredom And Anxiety During Solo Traveling

Hipmunk | Posted 09.23.2015 | Travel

Traveling solo can elicit a mixed bag of emotions: Excitement, happiness, fear, boredom, stress... the whole gamut. Still, traveling alone is well worth it. Don't let the fear of boredom or anxiety prevent you from reaping these benefits.

8 Reasons to Try Traveling Solo

Budget Travel | Posted 09.22.2015 | Travel
Budget Travel

Now, I'm sharing my own tips with the hope that they might inspire those of you who are thinking of hitting the open road alone to take the first step. Chances are you won't regret it. Here's why.

Do Something Extraordinary

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 09.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tam Warner Minton

Getting Ready to Dive and do Citizen Science in Mozambique! A few years ago, I saw a BBC documentary that prompted me to reinvent my life. The do...

10 Most Popular (+ Safest) Countries To Travel Solo

Brit + Co | Posted 09.21.2015 | Travel
Brit + Co

Is that "Travel" Pinterest board reaching an astronomical number of pins? Has another year has passed without that passport even being been touch...

My Time With Me

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 09.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

"He sat at what felt like the end of the Earth, pondering a life that's been, a life that's happening and a life that's to come; whilst he did not kno...

The Myth of Authentic Travel

David Sze | Posted 09.16.2015 | Travel
David Sze

When I first stepped onto Khao San Road, the main backpacker drag in Bangkok, I was a little overwhelmed. I had arrived after weeks spent cycling alone in the Thai countryside, winding through rolling hills, beside acres of fields filled with rice and corn, passing by bustling towns and cities without a single tourist.

20 Non-Awkward Ways To Meet People While Traveling Solo

Blake Boles | Posted 09.08.2015 | Travel
Blake Boles

Solo travel can be invigorating, enlightening -- and terribly lonely. Introducing yourself to a total stranger can feel creepy, anxiety-provoking and awkward -- especially when you don't have a friend or two backing you up. If you're like me, you crave context before striking up a conversation as a solo traveler.

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?"