Finally home now after a hundred days in Europe, something occurred to me. I posted 100 blog entries in 100 days on my Facebook page. These generated about a hundred comments a day...and I read all 10,000. It's fun to be in touch with my readers, and to able to share experiences like these in almost real time.
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.
Getting away from the "business of life" is great, but herein lies the challenge: when you take a shorter trip, it can be hard to find ways to truly unwind within a compressed period of time. As the end of summer fast approaches, I wanted to share a few of my favorite tips for making the most out of your next weekend getaway!