Solo Travel

Solo Female Travel… in Iran?

By Guest Poster | February 14, 2017

At times like this, talking about travel can seem trivial. Of course, traveling abroad is about so much more than pretty vacations and sightseeing. One of the most important things that travel does is put a human face on foreign people. This seems more important now than ever. For the next few weeks, we will […]

3 Tips to Make the Most of Your Solo Business Travel

By Guest Poster | September 16, 2016

So unfortunately I’m not the type of traveler who has decided to up and quit her job and travel the world. My life is a series of calculated risks that pay out in the form of steady employment, a 401k and over-priced health insurance. So while my fellow friends and travelers are off on whirl-wind […]

How to Pick The Best Hostels for Solo Travelers

By Guest Poster | September 14, 2016

For me, solo travel is a choice, not a circumstance. I didn’t decide to do the majority of my 15 month trip around the world alone simply because there was no one to come with me. Rather I craved the freedom and independence that solo travel brings. Solo travel means being able to wake up […]

3 Truths of Solo Female Travel

By Jessica Dawdy | March 15, 2016

Social media makes solo female travel look pretty damn glamorous. It’s all meaningful insights, and gazing triumphantly over spectacular vistas. And don’t get me wrong, I love that there are so many positive messages out there encouraging women to travel alone, but let’s talk about what it’s really like going solo sometimes (for me anyway): […]

Traveling Solo in the United States

By Megan Stetzel | March 7, 2016

If you google traveling solo, all of these articles and blog posts will come up showing how easy it is and how empowering it is. I am right there with those articles, by the way, don’t start thinking this is one of thoooose articles. Kudos to all the solo female travelers out there! {{Enter hand […]

Megan’s 5 Best Tips For Solo Female Travel

By Megan Stetzel | February 8, 2016

  Something I haven’t spoken of much in the past is HOW I travel. Aka with others, solo, tours, etc. WELL, SOMETIMES I TRAVEL SOLO! I’m not looking to change the world of solo female travelers, I’m just here to chat about the fact that I do it.  It’s about 50/50 for me. Half solo […]

Traveling Solo… When You’re Married

By Steph | November 18, 2015

We talk a lot about solo female travel here and around the internet in general. I think that’s great, but there is a subsection of travelers who are often left out of that conversation: the women who are in committed relationships but travel alone anyways. Yes, we exist. I have been married for over two […]

7 Conversation Starters for Solo Travelers

By Kay Rodriguez | October 14, 2015

Getting around as a solo traveler is hard enough, but on long trips it can be especially hard to “break the ice” with others around you. Of course, alone time is great but sometimes human interaction is a necessity for sanity and personal wellness. Sometimes, when I’m traveling alone, I go a little crazy if […]

Awesome Destinations for Your First Solo Trip

By Jessica Dawdy | September 2, 2015

I’m a firm believer that everyone should try traveling solo at some point in their lives. You may have plenty of friends and family members who make for wonderful travel companions, but traveling alone offers so many extra opportunities for self-discovery, personal growth, and cultural connection. The big question then is where should be your […]

Unexpectedly Solo in Barcelona

By Steph | June 1, 2015

I wasn’t supposed to be in Barcelona alone. Everything I planned: the large airbnb with the balcony overlooking Santa Maria del Mar, the tickets to the Sagrada Familia, the cute little restaurants was with a romantic pre-TBEX getaway in mind. And that was the plan right up until the night before departure when Mike looked […]

Traveling Solo While In A Relationship At Home

By Kay Rodriguez | May 20, 2015

During my travels, I see quite a bit of my hostel lobby. It’s great because I get to relax in (usually) comfy chairs and watch travelers come and go, often chatting with the hostel staff and learning a bit of the local language. But the real reason that I spend so much time there, and […]

Tips for Planning Your First Solo Trip to Tokyo, Japan

By Guest Poster | May 8, 2015

I’m on vacation this week, but I’ve left you in the capable hands of some of my favorite bloggers from past BlogHouse events. Today Chanel from CulturalXplorer shares some handy information on how to visit Tokyo. Tokyo (東京), the capital of Japan, is a massive city with a population of over 13 million people and is […]