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Traveling Solo

How Traveling Solo at 18-Years-Old Prepared Me For College

Courtney Lambert | Posted 04.26.2016 | Teen
Courtney Lambert

"Today I visited an 83- year-old man who looks like he's 60. He lives on two acres of land, which is abounding with every fruit tree imaginable. He ha...

12 Essential Tips for Vacationing Alone

Thrillist | Posted 01.07.2016 | Travel

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

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 Traveling Solo Destroyed My Dating Life

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 09.24.2015 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

After breaking up and traveling mostly solo to three continents in three weeks, year-ago-me learned a lot. For starters, I learned that there is this massive thing called a planet that is filled with millions of people! In fact, I'm pretty sure I thought I was in love twice while abroad, which made me realize that you never know where in the world your actual soulmate is.

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...

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.

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.

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 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.

What This Woman Learned About Life By Traveling Solo To Mexico

Maryjane Fahey | Posted 11.09.2014 | Fifty
Maryjane Fahey

It's a jolt to be called 'Ma'am' the first time. And it still sucks the 223rd time. Ouch...a realization nobody needs to be reminded of.

5 Ways to Meet People While Traveling

Stephanie Be | Posted 09.29.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Along with solo travel, traveling with a friend or two, maybe even as a group... the best part of traveling isn't always the where, but the who. You've gotta meet new people. Here's what's worked for me.

Best Places to Bond With Strangers

Gogobot | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel

Meeting (and bonding with) strangers is an art. Conversation has to flow somewhere cooler than "how long are you traveling?" without getting too nosey. It's got to be effortless, or at least seem to be. And where you try to do it can have as much of an impact as how.

A Magical Six-Week Life Experiment

Carolina Rogoll | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolina Rogoll

I want to be energized and more present. Give my best to others. Make meditation and watching the sunset part of my weekly routine. That is what having a thriving life means to me. And if I ever forget how to do it, I will keep going on sabbaticals to rediscover life's magic.

7 Keys to Traveling Alone -- and Loving It

Teresa Rodriguez Williamson | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Teresa Rodriguez Williamson

If you are alone this season, perhaps the best thing you can do is go on a solo adventure. I believe that solo travel can be better than therapy because it forces us to be present in our environment.

20 Things I Learned From Traveling Around the World

Clayton B. Cornell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Clayton B. Cornell

Long-term traveling can teach you more than almost anything else. About yourself, about life, about what you need to be happy. It's too easy to get complacent at home and if you aren't at least a little uncomfortable, you probably aren't learning anything.

FACE IT: We Can Turn Off the Noise

Michele Willens | Posted 09.14.2013 | Women
Michele Willens

At home, I would be ordering takeout. Here, I have made creative pasta combinations every night. Here, I am honestly looking around and listening -- to the natural sounds of the birds and right now, to the classical music pouring out of my neighbor's house down the road.

6 Solid Ways to Ward off Creepers While Traveling

Kelly Lewis | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Kelly Lewis

Did any of these experiences ruin my time abroad? No, but I could've certainly done without them.

The Best Bars in Paris for Going Solo

Fathom | Posted 08.24.2013 | Travel

Should you find yourself in the City of Lights, hungry for food, wine and strangers, swap that seat in the salle for a stool at one of these great restaurant bars.

Former Solo Travelers Can Stay Independent

Lea Lane | Posted 08.08.2013 | Travel
Lea Lane

I adapted to marriage, but I missed traveling solo. While traveling on my own I had to be totally open to experience: meeting others, putting myself in challenges I figured out alone, dealing with the unexpected in clever ways.

Should Women Travel Alone?

Nicole Melancon | Posted 04.30.2013 | Women
Nicole Melancon

I look at all the wonderful experiences I've had traveling solo and never once will regret it or stop taking these trips.

Safety Reminders For Solo Travelers

Lea Lane | Posted 04.14.2013 | Travel
Lea Lane

Being a foreigner makes you stand out; a woman traveling alone can still be an oddity in some places. Learn about the culture and make sure you will feel comfortable conforming to the customs.

How To Survive The Couple-Happy Holidays: 7 Tips For The Newly Single

Maryjane Fahey | Posted 01.29.2013 | Women
Maryjane Fahey

Well, ladies, the holidays are upon us. And you just made it through Thanksgiving... perhaps solo for the first time in years. Not so easy, is it?

WATCH: G. Garvin's Sage Advice On Traveling Solo This Fall

Posted 10.10.2012 | Black Voices

Fall may feel like the opportune time to reconnect with family and friends, but with the holidays on the way, there'll be plenty of time for that! Unt...

Ann Brenoff

Cruise Ships' Answer to Lonely Ladies: Gentlemen Hosts | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.21.2012 | Fifty

A few cold hard facts of demographics: There are more women than men to start with and they live longer. The result is that for a lot of women, sailin...

The Single Traveler

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The over 50 crowd in the U.S. is growing exponentially, and the singles who inhabit this universe announce that they are making themselves the citizens of the world that their parents never were.