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Traveling Alone

The Ugly Part Of Traveling Solo No One Talks About

Brenda Mejia | Posted 09.07.2016 | Travel
Brenda Mejia

Traveling has been self-reassuring until now. Last time, I actually felt I needed to have someone next to me with whom actually share the experience. I never felt I needed that.

6 Things Solo Travel Teaches You

National Geographic | Emma Mustich | Posted 09.02.2016 | Travel

This post originally appeared on National Geographic. I still marvel I didn’t drop stone-cold dead from embarrassment during my first solo travel ...

The Secret To Successful Solo Travel

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 05.12.2016 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

I recently returned from a two month solo adventure in Florence, Italy. It was a magical experience filled with one great memory after another.

10 Stories For People Who Love Traveling Solo

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel

While it may seem intimidating at first, traveling solo is a rewarding and unique experience. Below, we gathered 10 of our most popular stories that g...

How and Why We Must Surprise Ourselves

Chelsea Leigh Trescott | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Leigh Trescott

Imagine if you were to see that, see how the blessings of your own effort have allowed you to come alive in unimaginable ways -- and, not because anyone other than you made it happen. Imagine how surprised you might be. Imagine how we would celebrate.

Travel Alone Before You're 30 At Least Once

Vedante Prashar | Posted 03.01.2016 | Travel
Vedante Prashar

Whether it's the beach or a city nearby, traveling solo will be one of the most important, fun and major things you'll do in your 20s.

The Moment This Middle-Aged Woman Began To Feel Invisible

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 02.22.2016 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

Couples interacted, families interacted, but they did not want to interact with me. I felt a little unnerved by the silence and the quick glances, and a little lonely as well. It surprised me that a midlife woman traveling alone should be almost shunned. At least, that's the way it felt.

Don't Feel Bad For Me Because I Do Things Alone

Christina Ling | Posted 02.18.2016 | Women
Christina Ling

Take that trip to Lyon. Go to that underground music event none of your friends care about. Enjoy a nice dinner. And all those people you think are judging you... they likely are, given the stigma of doing things alone, but what does that matter in the grand scheme of things?

5 Realizations From Quitting My Job to Travel Europe With No Plan

Anthony Awadalla | Posted 02.03.2016 | Travel
Anthony Awadalla

I've read that traveling can be the best teacher. But the best teacher of what exactly? I believe that depends on the person and how many lessons you ...

12 Essential Tips for Vacationing Alone

Thrillist | Posted 01.07.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Matt Meltzer Credit: Shutterstock A wise French dude once proclaimed, "Hell is other people" -- we can only guess he said this after spend...

Have Your Shoes Ready and Butt Covered

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 12.02.2015 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

Over the years I've developed rituals to help me tolerate fear and sleep easier when away from home. Some are fairly straightforward, commonsense practices. Others, depending on how remote and/or creepy the destination, are a tad more "proactive" -- some may say paranoid.

Have Some Bubbly. By Yourself.

Terri Trespicio | Posted 10.29.2015 | Women
Terri Trespicio

I arrived the other night in the Twin Cities for a client meeting, and stayed in an ultra-swank hotel in downtown Minneapolis. The kind of place you walk into and, thanks to the genius lighting scheme, sculptural elements, music and overall vibe, you feel way cooler than you have any business being.

How I Found Myself Traveling by Myself

Kari Parker | Posted 10.23.2015 | Travel
Kari Parker

I remember in high school when everyone made it a point to remind us at every juncture possible that "it's not the end of the world." That the world was so much bigger than we knew it to be. I hated hearing that.

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.

What You Learn By Traveling Alone

SmarterTravel | Posted 08.21.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Traveling solo can be exhilarating, lonely, enlightening, an adventure, and tough all at the same time. Nonetheless, we firmly believe it's something everyone should try, simply because it will teach you so much about yourself. Such as...

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 scary, particularly i...

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

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 07.29.2016 | 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.

The Benefits Of Spending Time Alone, According To Science

Mother Nature Network | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.29.2015 | World

I’ve been in two long-term relationships (my first lasted seven years, and I’ve been with my current partner for five), and frankly the time in be...

Alone, But Not Lonely

Tamsen_Fadal | Posted 07.20.2016 | Women
Tamsen_Fadal

Who wants to be alone? My dad's words made no sense to me at the time. The idea of walking into a restaurant and saying to the hostess "Just one, please" is daunting, terrifying, and depressing. Movies alone. Shopping alone. Entire weekends alone. It all just sounds and feels terrible. Bleak. Until it doesn't.

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

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 07.15.2016 | 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.

I'm Only 22. I Don't Want Someone Else To Be My Whole World.

Unwritten | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Unwritten

I don't want someone I "won't be able to imagine my life without." I don't want someone to "have my whole heart." I don't want someone to be "my whole world," or "my rock," or "my better half." I don't want somebody who can understand me better than I can understand myself.

Why I Travel the World. And You Should Too.

Kat Gal | Posted 06.12.2016 | Travel
Kat Gal

The first time I traveled I was less than one when my parents took me along for their holiday to Lake Balaton. The first time I went abroad I was four-years-old visiting Greece with my parents.

Why Touring Israel Independently Was the Best Decision of My Life

Joan Erakit | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Joan Erakit

It's being alone on the open road surrounded by 7 other strangers. It's not showering for three days after hiking in the blazing hot sun. It's jumping into a taxi and realizing your Arabic is a complete joke and those fancy translation apps you downloaded at the German airport are useless.

8 Things Your New York Friends Want You To Know Before Your Next Visit

Amanda de Souza | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
Amanda de Souza

I'll be brutally honest: Your friends who live in Manhattan don't want to shell out cash to visit the Empire State Building with you, or set foot in Times Square. Don't take it personally.

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

Alex Schiff | Posted 06.02.2016 | 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.