March 29, 2017

planning

Weekend Wanderlust for One

Weekend Wanderlust for One: Road Trippin’ Harrisburg/Carlisle, Pennsylvania

I’m beyond excited for the first installment of Weekend Wanderlust for One, an exciting collaboration with some of my favorite bloggers who show you how they’d do a long weekend alone and on the cheap. Basically, I give them a budget of $500USD and ask them to plan a trip to a destination less than four hours from their hometowns… [Keep reading…]

 
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14 Things No One Tells You About Traveling to Belgium

Whenever you plan a trip, there are lots of resources in print and online for all the various things you might want to see and do. As I prepared to travel to Belgium, I did a lot of reading about which attractions were worth visiting, where I could eat the best frites, and how to make the most of my… [Keep reading…]

 
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By Horse or By Hearse?: 5 Unique Ways to Experience Savannah

I’ve said it before: Savannah’s a terrific walking city. Personally, I don’t think there’s a better way to experience all the sights, sounds, and smells of Savannah than on two feet. Your pace is (naturally) slower than if you’re in a car. You notice details more closely than you would when you’re whizzing by and quite frankly, unlike driving a… [Keep reading…]

 
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Destination Next: Belgium!

I started 2011 with a challenge to myself: to travel more than ever before. To travel further, to travel better, and to do it all with my dignity (and bank account) intact. Outlining this year’s escapes last December, there were a couple of destinations I’d already planned for later on in 2011, but I needed to get the ball rolling on a trip in late winter or early spring. The details refused to gel in my head and inexplicably, I couldn’t nail down exactly where I wanted to go. So why not choose a place I don’t want to go and start from there?

 
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San Francisco for the Solo Traveler: A Guide

With its temperate climate, laid-back atmosphere, and lively arts scene, San Francisco has something for almost everyone. From the swanky, upscale retail stores of Union Square to the vibrant, carnival-like ambiance of Fisherman’s Wharf to the organic, down-home feel of the farmer’s market at the Ferry Building, there’s a wide variety of things to see and do to suit the tastes of almost every kind of traveler. When I visited San Francisco in early September of 2010, I wanted to see and do everything but even after six says of exploring the city and beyond, I still felt like I’d barely scraped the surface of this wonderful city. The following are seven great activities and attractions to enjoy solo when visiting San Francisco. No travel partner required.

 

On Packing

When you travel by yourself you have to become good—really good—at packing. You don’t have the luxury of sharing with anyone (shared laptop, toiletries, etc.) so the burden you carry is completely your own.