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By Rachel Elizabeth on February 21, 2017 in Destinations, North America, Photo Essays, Tips & Tricks, Travel Inspiration
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 […]
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 Some of you probably wonder if I’ll ever add different continents to my (ahem out of date) destinations list.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 […]
Valentine’s Day lurks on the horizon, wayfarers! Chocolate, flowers, gift lists, and overpriced dinners everywhere! At least my favorite color is pink (if you couldn’t tell from my blog’s layout) so I don’t mind that part so much. Haha, in school, I hated this holiday so so so much. I thought it was too sappy, gooey, and […]
Remember last year when I told new travel bloggers it was okay to make mistakes? It was difficult to take my own advice this week. “Wow, Rachel, that’s melodramatic,” you might be thinking, “What happened?” Basically, I was a member of a travel blog sharing group for two or three weeks. A couple days ago, I […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Rachel Elizabeth on January 21, 2017 in Destinations, New Jersey and New York, North America, Tips & Tricks
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. […]
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 […]
2016 was a big fat internet meme. Lots of wild and crazy crap, like unexpected deaths and election results, happened this year. No doubt. Yet, for me personally, 2016 was damn awesome. Damn. Awesome. I mean, my blog turned a year old. I never, ever, eveeeer thought creating this site would lead to new friendships, as well as me […]