February 26, 2017

Tips & Thoughts

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Solo Travel Roadtrip: Finding a Cheap One-Way Car Rental

It takes a little bit of work but you really can find an affordable one-way car rental–you simply have to get creative and approach the process from different angles. Spend a little extra time and energy upfront and you’ll spend less money in the long run. Here are my top three tips for saving big on a one-way car rental:

 
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Coming to Terms with the Urge for Going

The list of destinations I want to visit just keeps growing. On days like today when wanderlust feels like a fever running hot in my veins and a tight, anxious fist in my chest, I start to wonder–how will I ever see it all?

 
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You *Do* Actually Want to Travel, Don’t You?

While blogging about travel over the past two years, I’ve made a basic assumption: people who read this blog want to travel and possess the same level of near-crazed wanderlust that I do. Turns out that maybe I’m wrong about that…

 
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Finding Yourself Through Solo Travel

It’s those moments when I’m away from everything and everyone I know, out of my comfort zone and neck deep in the unfamiliar, that show me who I really am as a person and train me how to listen to my own voice.

 
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Confession: I Am a Travel Chicken

Even after having traveled solo for years, I still feel that small twinge of fear every time I set out on my own. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that the first step to getting over your solo travel fear is taking a first step.

 
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Community Table Concept a Boon for Solo Travelers

Maybe you’ve been there before: you’re traveling solo and in search of a place to sit down to a delicious meal. Popping into that restaurant you’ve heard so much about, the host, upon learning you’re a party of one, escorts you past a vacant table…and seats you at the bar where you spend the rest of the evening with your… [Keep reading…]

 
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Forbidden Photography – A Tale of Travel Temptation

I know I shouldn’t have done it but I couldn’t help myself. Climbing the old stone staircase to the second floor of the Gruuthuse Museum in Brugge, Belgium, I am struck by the sunlight streaming through the nearby stained glass window, landing on the steps in a cascade of color. In only a moment I am utterly entranced. I want… [Keep reading…]