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How to Pack in a Carry-On Only

How to Pack in a Carry-On Only

I am a big advocate for packing only in a carry-on when I fly. I know there is debate among travelers out there, but I consistently prefer carry-ons to save me significant time and money (and the risk of the airline losing my bags!) To be fair, I will pack and check a...

Travel Safety Tips for Solo (Female) Travelers – Pt. 2

Travel Safety Tips for Solo (Female) Travelers – Pt. 2

Find Pt. 1 here. Solo traveling is one of my favorite things on the planet. I've sung its praises a million times before (and will do so again): it's immensely empowering, invigorating, liberating, and such a great self-growth journey. But the number one fear I've...

How to make friends traveling solo

How to make friends traveling solo

Hands up if you have always thought traveling solo was a lonely experience. Yep, I used to think so too. However, my first big solo trip to New Zealand and Australia (6 weeks from Jan-March 2013) proved me SO wrong. I made so many friends, several of which I’m still...

My Carry-On Travel Packing List for Women

My Carry-On Travel Packing List for Women

The number one piece of advice my friends, family, and readers ask me for when they are planning a trip is how I pack so lightly - or how I travel for so long with so little. While this list is not exhaustive, I've compiled my master carry-on travel packing list for...

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...

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...

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Thankfully, the days of dirty, outdated, noisy hostels with a reputation for bedbugs and squeaky metal bunkbeds are - mostly - gone.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...

Why, After Brussels Attacks, Traveling is More Important Than Ever

I woke up yesterday, as did the rest of America, to the news that there had been another alleged terrorist attack in Europe - this time in Brussels, Germany. My first thought, naturally, was shock - this attack comes so soon after the bombings in Paris last November -...

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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