15 Reasons It’s Awesome To Travel Alone

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I took my first solo trip when I was 18. Little did I know that just over a decade later, at the end of a long relationship, I’d become a full-time solo female traveler. Sure, there can be some downsides like loneliness and having nobody to keep an eye on your luggage when you want … Read more

How To Become A Digital Nomad – Beginner’s Guide

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You close your laptop and look out at the ocean. The sun is about to set, so you order a cocktail, lean back in your chair, and feel a sense of satisfaction. Tomorrow, you’ll hop on a scooter and explore the island. This is the dream digital nomad life. After living and working as a … Read more

7 Steps For Starting A Successful Travel Blog

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You’ve decided to start a travel blog? Congratulations! I’ve been blogging since 2010 and in a good year, I can earn over $100,000. It can be a dream career but it’s competitive and there’s a lot to learn. I’ve created this post as a framework and packed it with tonnes of resources. While you can … Read more

Is Uber Safe to Use: Meet the Faces of Uber

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I’m an Uber user. I’m also a 5ft tall woman who travels around the world solo. And I regularly get asked whether Uber is safe to use. Worse, I often get told that Uber isn’t safe. Usually by people who’ve never taken an Uber. So, what’s the deal? Is Uber safe or not? If Uber’s done … Read more

What To Do When You Feel Lonely Travelling Alone

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I’ve been at this solo travel a while now. And along with the highs of travelling solo, of which there have been many, there are still times when I’m consumed by an overwhelming sense of loneliness. Yesterday was a perfect example: it was 9 p.m. in  Montreal after a few days exploring Niagara Falls. I was wandering … Read more

10 Great Destinations for Solo Female Travelers

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What are the best destinations for solo female travelers? It’s a good question and one I’ve given a lot of thought to. I travel as a solo female traveler about 98% of the time. I travel around 9 months per year. And I’ve been doing that for over four years. Oh, and I’ve visited over … Read more

21 Tips for Eating Out Alone – From A Frequent Solo Diner

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Eating out alone can be an incredibly daunting prospect and it took me a very long time (I’m talking years not days weeks or months) to become fully comfortable with the act. Read on for my tips that helped me get comfortable with regularly eating out alone. After strolling up to a packed restaurant on a … Read more

Tips For Your First Time Stay In A Hostel

A couple of weekends ago I spent a day in London catching up with my old college room-mate, co-conspirator and long-term best friend. Of course, we see each other when we can but between her adorable children and my flighty nature, getting a full 24-hours together free of laptops and nappies is near impossible. So, … Read more

Why All Female Dorms Are An All Round Bad Idea

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It’s an easy mistake to make, assuming that sleeping in all female dorms is a better idea than sharing with smelly boys when you travel, but after years of sharing rooms with both sexes, I’m firmly of the view that mixed-dorms are the much better option. Here’s why all female dorms are an all round … Read more

What To Do When You Fall Out With Your Travel Companion

Whether you start your trip with a partner/existing friend or meet someone along the way, there are bound to be times during your long-term travels when you find yourself travelling with someone else, which can be great…until you fall out with your travel companion. I have form for doing a moonlight flit. I’ve done it … Read more