10 Best U.S. Cities for Female Travelers

10 Best U.S. Cities for Female Travelers

I compiled this list of popular cities for female travelers based on data from Trip.com and published it under my byline there. As such, this post first appeared on Trip.com - but it's too appropriate not to share here as well! Last year, Trip.com ran the numbers and...

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Traveling Fears & How to Overcome Them

Traveling Fears & How to Overcome Them

There are a million excuses people use not to travel. As human beings, we are creatures of habit and comfort, and to many of us, the idea of throwing ourselves so far out of those safe zones is downright terrifying. But the benefits and rewards of travel are...

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Your First Hostel Stay: 10 Things To Know

Your First Hostel Stay: 10 Things To Know

Thankfully, the days of dirty, outdated, noisy hostels with a reputation for bedbugs and squeaky metal bunkbeds are - mostly - gone. Most hostels these days are clean, safe, well-equipped, and modern. Choosing to stay in these communal facilities versus an expensive...

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Essential Items for Your Carry-On

Essential Items for Your Carry-On

I actually travel entirely with carry-on luggage, even on the longest and farthest trips abroad. (Don't believe me? Check out My Go-To, Long-Term, All Carry-On Travel Packing List for Women.) But my "carry-on" is still a large backpack containing everything I need for...

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10 Safety Tips for Solo (Female) Travelers

10 Safety Tips for Solo (Female) Travelers

I've been traveling solo for 8 years now, and I can't tell you how many times I've heard reactions along the lines of: "You travel alone?! What! I would never let my daughter travel alone!" or, "I couldn't travel alone, I'm too scared." But the good news is that solo...

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5 Reasons You Should Travel Solo

5 Reasons You Should Travel Solo

"You're going alone?!" That's the number one response I get when I tell people I'm traveling somewhere (even still, after how many solo adventures?) Yes, I'm going alone. No, I won't be lonely all the time. Yes, I know it's dangerous - but not as much as you probably...

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