What To Do When Living Abroad Isn’t Rainbows & Roses

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What no one tells you about living abroad: there will be bad days & you’ll get homesick eventually. Here’s how to combat the doldrums.

Traveling Georgia As a Solo Female Traveler

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I undertook a solo trip to Georgia (as a woman), taking in about 15 cities and sites in three weeks. Don’t be afraid to travel here alone!

Stranded in No Man’s Land on the Pamirs

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The sun sank behind the snowy peaks in no-mans-land and the wolves began to prowl the wastes. How would I survive the night?

Golden Idol and Bloody Sacrifice above the Himalayan Clouds

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All in all, nothing that day went as planned. And I damn glad of it; it was the best mistake of my life so far.

Paradise Found in the Trang Archipelago, Thailand

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Our journey to find some of the most gorgeous beaches on the planet started in Trang…

Searching for Human Connection on Instagram’s Most Famous Train Ride

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A story of altruism on the train to Ella, Sri Lanka.

A Solo Female Cross-Country Trip Through Azerbaijan

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Pushing the boundaries of solo female travel in the rugged, unexplored landscapes of Azerbaijan.

How Instagram is Changing the Way People Travel

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…going to an Instagrammable location creates its own special type of adventure, its own special pilgrimage, if you will.

Igloos in India – Unexpected Winter Joys

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…igloos built by a Master and made accessible to so many of us from this developing low-passport power country who would otherwise never afford an igloo stay.

An India Survival Guide for Female Travelers

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India can show you its best and worst sides in the same breath. From stunning scenery to smelly streets, it’s not difficult to form a love/hate relationship with this amazing country. And things can be even more challenging and rewarding for solo female travelers. If you’re planning to visit, Jo Fitzsimons provides a Girl’s Guide to India.