Solo Travel

Traveling the World - A Filipina Perspective

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The greatest advice my grandfather told me was: “Don’t stop wanting to see the world.” And in those moments he said it, big-eyed with wonderment, an incoming high school freshman version of myself wondered what he meant. It’s been 10 years since then, and safe to say, I’ve taken his advice to heart. I've taken numerous trips around the country while co[...]

How to Get Comfortable with Traveling

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I'm not talking about homesickness here - at least, not entirely. Traveling is one of my main passions in life, and yet I still experience an uneasy restlessness when I'm in a new place. It doesn't matter how amazing the destination is, I simply cannot settle. It's something we don't like to talk about for fear of being regarded as less of an '[...]

20 Things To Go Do By Yourself

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There is something to be said for doing things alone, for forging your own path and moving through life to the beat of your own drum. It is a trait we admire in solo adventurers like Cheryl Sayed in 'Wild', or the brave young man Christopher McCandless as he enters the woods never to return home again in 'Into the Wild.' There is something alluring and magne[...]

This Woman Hiked across North Carolina - TWICE

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Maybe you have read (or seen) 'Wild' and have been utterly inspired to give long distance hiking a try yourself. Maybe, like me, your desire to hike across a region, state or country goes back further than 2012 when the book was published. Or maybe you're still not so sure about why anybody would want to go through the pain and torture that is long-term hiki[...]

I'm an Introvert. And here's why that makes me a better traveller.

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“Stay true to your own nature. If you like to do things in a slow and steady way, don’t let others make you feel as if you have to race. If you enjoy depth, don’t force yourself to seek breadth.” ~ Susan Cain Photo by Jason Briscoe via Unsplash I've always been the quiet one. And for a lot of my life this seems to have been a great disadvantage. I've[...]

5 reasons to leave your partner at home

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I'm looking out the window with a mug of coffee in my hands, enjoying the quiet of the morning, while everyone sleeps in the house. Staring out to vivid blue skies, a brilliant Australian sun and swaying palm trees on Christmas morning is surreal after a good few years of frosty British festive seasons, but a dash of exotic heat always makes my life sparkle [...]

Debunking Myths about Female Solo Travel in Abu Dhabi

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One year ago, I started into 2016 with a terrific trek to Hampi and Melukote in Karnataka, and my summer was a beautiful episode spent in the Swiss Alps. Later that year, life gave me a chance to travel solo again. This time around, it was the land of sheikhs and dates, the mystical Abu Dhabi. Though it may seem that travelling and living in a Middle Eas[...]

Finding Love in San Francisco

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I recently returned from a whirlwind trip to San Francisco, CA. The trip was all about love, but not in the two-people-fall-in-love kind of way; it was about one woman (me) and one city (San Francisco).  I have been to the City by the Bay before as a tourist on my first ever solo trip, as a cheerleader when my mom ran the Nike Women's Marathon, and as a tour[...]

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