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20 Photos that will Inspire You to Visit Marco Island, FL

We can all name destinations that are near and dear to our hearts. For example, I’ll always cherish Scotland since it was my very first solo trip and changed the course of my life. These places touch us, making them far more valuable than a pretty “insta-famous” vacation destination. Marco Island is more than a tropical Florida […]

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7 Reasons I Love Traveling to Europe Alone

If you’ve read my “Destinations” page, you can tell I love traveling to Europe alone a lot. Some of you probably wonder if I’ll ever add different continents to my (ahem out of date) destinations list. I will, I promise. New Zealand has beckoned for ages. So has Peru. And Japan. However, I ADORE Europe – especially for solo […]

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BW Monthly News: January 2017

January Highlights January was a decent month. I say “decent” and not “awesome,” because I had the pleasure of getting sick. TWICE. Ugh. I don’t know what’s wrong with my immune system, but this month has been ridiculous as far as germs and viruses are concerned. And I don’t mean suffering from “a case of […]

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Terrific Small European Towns for Solo Travelers

We’ve all heard of London, Paris, Rome, Munich, and Prague. All energetic cities that offer a wide variety of great sites, activities, restaurants, and accommodation. It’s no surprise that these destinations appear again and again on many solo travelers’ itineraries. Read r/travel or the Lonely Planet forums, and you’ll see what I mean. What about small towns, though? What can […]

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5 Things that will Surprise You About New Jersey

Remember when I promised shiny posts about life in New Jersey? Yeah, I remember too, haha. Erm. Sorry for the lateness? My hiatus totally destroyed my creativity, but now I’m back and focused and ready to share information about the Garden State. Yay! As you all know, I’m not a full time traveler nor am I nomadic. […]

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4 Epic Times I’ve Faced My Fears Abroad (And Won)

Solo travel may be liberating, but it’s also a little scary! If you’ve read my literary characters post, then you already know I’m not a crazy adventurous person. My bed, Netflix subscription, and books appeal to me way more than running off mountainsides in Slovenia. I love to travel. Obviously. I also love to feel “safe.” My […]

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