Tips for Backpacking Alone

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Here are a few tips to help you stay engaged and make the most of your solo travel experience… Whether you’re a first time traveler or a long term nomad.

Being a Woman in a Country Where You Do Not Speak the Language

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Age and gender are only limiting factors if you let them be, so get out there get lost in some mistranslations.

Three Things You Don’t Actually Need on the Camino de Santiago

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…what you really don’t need for a 500-mile walk across northern Spain.

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.

7 Reasons Why Everyone Should Travel Solo At Least Once

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It takes a great deal of courage to set off on one’s own into unknown territory, but there is growth and empowerment in doing so. Renee Lo Iacono shares a few things traveling solo can teach you about yourself and the world.

For Women, Staying Home is as Dangerous as Traveling

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It isn’t travel that’s unsafe for women, it’s breathing. Jenn Miller addresses the statistics related to safety for women and children, at home and abroad.

14 Totally Awkward Solo Travel Situations. . . and How to Cope with Them

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Sometimes solo travel gets uncomfortable. Brooke Schoenman and some of our favorite travel bloggers share awkward experiences they’ve had traveling on their own, and what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation.

Solo Travel: The Pros and Cons

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What are the pros and cons of solo travel? Expert JoAnna Haugen weighs in on the reasons why (and why not) traveling alone may be for you.

Overland Egypt: Notes for Women Traveling Alone

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Forget what you saw about Egypt in the news. With the right attitude (and clothing) it’s a safe and lovely place to solo travel, even as a woman –Jenn Miller just did.

5 Safe Places in the Middle East to Travel to Now

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Did you know that two of the world’s safest ranked countries are smack dab in the Middle East? Wondering where you can go in the midst of all the bad news? Here are five countries in the Middle East that are safe, welcoming, and unbelievable!