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Climbing Patagonia's Glaciers With My Dearest Strangers And One Lone Instant Coffee Packet

Joanna Zelman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Joanna Zelman

I have shared beers in Uruguay with Brazilians as news broke our country allegedly had spied on their country. I have shared naan in India with an Afghani during the U.S. war in Afghanistan. It's hard to see a map's lines once you have shared a meal across borders.

The Freedom of a Solo Safari (If You Are Over 50)

Elevate Destinations | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

The freedom you have yearned for -- from a spouse, a family, from a job, from social strictures -- is now yours to experience. And what better place than on an African safari?

Lunch With Nude Spinach and Friends

Paula H. Noe | Posted 11.18.2013 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

The best part of the whole meal and experience, for me, was the laughter and the conversations that we four women (Paola joined us) had during the meal, even if we didn't always understand each other. Laughter is pretty universal, of course, and we laughed.

A Girl's Guide To Riding Alone

Kate McGovern | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Kate McGovern

I'd read somewhere that Amtrak's California Zephyr, 52 hours from Chicago to San Francisco, was the most beautiful train route in America. I'd been stateside again for almost a year when I thought, why not? I'd never been to San Francisco. I had a job with paid vacation days. I booked a ticket.

7 Ways Travel Makes You Healthier

Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel

Traveling the world and exploring new places can change your life. It exposes you to new cultures and can help shape your mindset. Lots of time we...

4 Scams to Watch out for in Paris

Budget Travel | Posted 11.08.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Paris, like any other city, is no stranger to petty theft. On our first night in Paris, our knowledgeable Tour Manager took us aside and told all of us to watch out for these three popular scams practiced throughout the City of Light.

How I Cured My Wanderlust

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Lindsey Kesel

My quest for adventure cultivated eight months of sheer joy and became a successful marriage of the awe and innocence of my inner child with the authority and self-reliance of my adult self. Every day was a mission in self-discovery and cultural prospecting.

Am I Brave?

Paula H. Noe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

My friends and family keep using the word 'brave' to describe me and my 'mature' year in Italy, but it makes me uncomfortable somehow, since I don't feel brave (and what does that mean, anyhow? somehow that's too philosophical a question for today, when my feet hurt!).

One Woman's Solo Journey Through Morocco

AP | By GIOVANNA DELL'ORTO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

MEKNES, Morocco (AP) — "So you travel ... only?" asked the woman sitting next to me in halting but intuitive English as we sat in the packed compart...

The Dark and Light of Solo Travel

Dave Gill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Dave Gill

There are times, after riding for 10 hours on a bike, that you find yourself in unusually deep thought. This reflective time is significant and matters. There are also times when everything seems to go wrong.

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.

How to Stay Safe While Traveling Solo

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Traveling alone, especially as a woman, will test your intuition, confidence, taste for adventure, and sense of self. The people you meet along the way will be a mirror to how you present yourself in that moment.

Scared To Travel Alone? Here's How To Prepare Yourself

Posted 10.04.2013 | Travel

Traveling alone can be a really liberating experience. You don't have to worry about anybody else's needs and you're answering only to yourself. But f...

7 Tips For Retiring Overseas As A Single Person | Posted 12.03.2013 | Fifty

The expat lifestyle is not 'for couples only.' We know many single expats living overseas -- and truth be told, many of them are women. They've fearlessly decided to move forward with their retirement dreams, partner or not.

A Crossing In Kenya: A Thrilling Spectacle of the Great Migration

Susan Portnoy | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

There are no guarantees when it comes to a crossing. You may wait for hours and nothing happens, but when it does, it's magical. At first it was orderly. But suddenly the endeavor became frenzied, as if a wildebeest in the back had screamed, "Lion!"

How to Make Solo Travel Less Solo (VIDEO)

Kate Thomas | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Kate Thomas

Solo travel is one of the most transformative experiences we can plan in life. It leads us to new truths, helps form a resilient sense of self and can be wildly fulfilling.

How to Travel Solo

U.S. News Travel | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

It's an invigorating idea we've all pondered at some point -- leaving everything behind to embark on a solo journey. Traveling alone has a reputation for fostering self-discovery. Here's how to make the most of your unaccompanied adventure

Not Another Post-grad Statistic

Serena Piper | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Serena Piper

At first I really thought I'd made a mistake choosing The Republic of Georgia as my first abroad experience. Who does this? Who chooses a completely odd and unusual part of the world to see their very first time out of the country? It's either the adventurous or the insane.

5 Travel Fears To Get Over

Gaurav Bhatnagar | Posted 08.25.2013 | Travel
Gaurav Bhatnagar

Traveling the world and exploring varied cultures is a dream that everyone, to some degree, yearns to fulfill. But what stops people from fulfilling their dreams?

20 Tips for Women Traveling Alone

Jennifer Delaney | Posted 08.10.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Delaney

The world is slowly becoming a safer place for women, but we're far from there yet. So if you are hitting the road, here are some things I know saved me from life altering or ending situations while traveling alone.

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.

5 Solo Travel Tips

Linden Schaffer | Posted 06.03.2013 | Travel
Linden Schaffer

Being on the road alone, you are forced to confront your true nature. You depend on the kindness of others and step outside of your comfort zone in search of new, fulfilling experiences. It is liberating!

10 Relaxing Spots For Stress-Free Solo Travel

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.31.2014 | Travel

Traveling alone can be an incredibly liberating and exciting experience -- and it can also do a lot to lower your stress levels. But of course, not al...

Twelve Days in Heaven (aka Botswana), Part 1 -- Chitabe Camp [PHOTOS]

Susan Portnoy | Posted 07.01.2013 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

Botswana is a magical land of lush plains, staggeringly beautiful sunsets and wildlife that will blow your mind. Over 12 days I explored four camps, in various regions of the Okavango Delta, each with their own personality: Chitabe, Vumbura Plains, Abu and Mombo.

Looking To Reduce Your Stress? Try Traveling Alone

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.17.2013 | Travel

John Steinbeck once said, “People don’t take trips -– trips take people.” A solo trip, in particular, can have lasting benefits. Generations o...