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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6 Travel Fears & How to Overcome Them

6 Travel Fears & How to Overcome Them

There is a myriad of fears about traveling that are both valid and, well, not so valid. As human beings, we are creatures of habit and comfort. To many of us, the idea of throwing ourselves out of those safe zones is downright terrifying. But the benefits and rewards...

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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Thankfully, the days of dirty, outdated, noisy hostels with a reputation for bedbugs and squeaky metal bunkbeds are - mostly - gone.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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Travel Safety Tips for Solo (Female) Travelers – Pt. 1

Travel Safety Tips for Solo (Female) Travelers – Pt. 1

Updated March 2022 I've been a solo traveler for 14 years now, and I can't stress these travel safety tips enough.  Do you know 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...

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5 Reasons Solo Traveling is a Must

5 Reasons Solo Traveling is a Must

It never fails, when I mention to friends or family that I'm traveling solo. "You're going alone?!" That's the number one response I get when I tell people I'm traveling solo somewhere. Even still, after how many solo adventures? Yes, I'm going alone. No, I won't be...

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