Solo Travel

How to Eat Alone (and Like It)

By Steph | April 22, 2015

One of my biggest anxieties about traveling solo has always been mealtimes. I suspect I’m not alone in this. There is just something about sitting down at a restaurant by yourself that is foreign and uncomfortable for most people. You get that feeling that everyone is looking at you, feeling sorry for you, judging you. […]

Why Hong Kong is My Favorite City for Solo Travel

By Steph | March 9, 2015

I’ve been to Hong Kong three times now, and every time I’ve been completely, deliciously alone. It’s not that I planned things that way. The first two times I was doing a visa run from China and left Mike behind to teach while I went exploring and pizza hunting (a hard to find commodity on the […]

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before My First Solo Trip

By Kay Rodriguez | November 23, 2014

I’ve been traveling solo since I was 18, fresh out of high school and wide-eyed at the world. Before going to college, my mother bestowed me with the best possible gift – a plane ticket to London, and nothing else. With that, I counted up my savings, packed my bags, called some distant relatives, and […]

Couchsurfing Tips as a Solo Traveler

By Kay Rodriguez | October 15, 2014

CouchSurfing is one of those things that you may have always wanted to try, but never gathered the courage to actually do. For me, at least, this is how I felt for a long while. Then, when visiting Austin for the first time, my friend and I decided to give CouchSurfing a try. We both […]

Challenges of A Traveling College Student

By Kay Rodriguez | August 24, 2014

With the heart of a traveler but the mind of a college student, I took a giant leap from exploring the world to corporate America this summer. Of course, this meant dressing in fancy clothes each day and learning about big business in the United States, but more importantly it meant that I was working […]

Female Solo Travel is NOT the Problem

By Steph | February 6, 2013

I wasn’t going to write this article because once I get started it’s hard for me to stop, and suddenly I have pages and pages of an angry feminist travel manifesto. Which is not what I’m trying to do today, so I will restrain myself and just offer some opinions on what’s going on in […]

The Dark and Light of Solo Traveling

By Guest Poster | January 24, 2013

I wasn’t planning to run any more guest posts for awhile but I really really liked the honest and clear way that Dave here writes about the pros and cons of traveling alone. As someone currently biking the circumference of the US solo, he would definitely know! Travel is glamorous only in retrospect- Paul Theroux. Taking 10 […]

Confessions of a Traveling Male

By Guest Poster | September 13, 2012

This post isn’t by me- obviously. When Jeremy asked to write a guest post he- rightly, pointed out that my blog is somewhat lacking in the male perspective. While his experiences are very different from mine, I’m glad he chose to share such a personal story: So here I am, a twenty-something solo traveler, gallivanting […]

Who Are You Waiting For? One Very Good Reason to Travel Solo

By Steph | April 9, 2012

If you know me at all you probably know which way I’m going to lean on this debate. I’ve traveled alone through several countries and continents, and while I mostly wander around with a boy by my side these days, I’m still a huge proponent of solo galavanting. Today I don’t want to talk about […]

Solo vs Couple Travel in Thailand

By Michael Tieso | March 17, 2012

I’ve been to Thailand twice and for a month each time backpacking throughout the country. The difference was the first time I went I was single and traveling solo. Over a year later I went again but with my girlfriend. The first time I went was during the low season and the second time during […]

Safety Tips for Travel – How to Stay Safe When You Are On Your Own

By Steph | September 13, 2011

Yes, another list of safety tips. Since I really opened up on some of the grimmer realities of traveling as a solo female earlier this week, I thought I would try to reassure everyone by providing some simple safety tips that can make all the difference when you are out there on your own. It’s […]

Experiencing the World Through a Female Lens

By Steph | September 11, 2011

The Frugal Traveler, a great column in the NYT, had an interesting article last week focusing on what it’s like to travel as a woman alone. It’s a good article, but the author Seth Kugel, seems amazed by the fact that, yes, women often have a different travel experience than men. That’s funny, because as […]