Solo travel can be stressful. All the responsibility lies with you and no one else. Not only do you need to figure out travel times, flights, and train schedules but you need to be leary of scams, pickpockets, and dangerous situations. All while navigating your way through a new city without looking like a complete … More Travel Mistakes Not to Make
Have a seasoned traveler in your life who seems to always be on the road and have everything they could possibly want? I understand completely. Having traveled globally for over a decade, I think I’ve got my list of things I have that I can’t live without (too see my must haves, check out my … More Gifts for the Traveler They’ll Actually Use!
Cooking classes have rocketed in popularity over the years. I remember when I first started traveling internationally, it wasn’t really a mainstream activity to do. To be honest, it was sometimes difficult to find activities that were for the locals. Unless you had a private guided tour of a city, you really wouldn’t find an … More Cooking Classes While Traveling
Trying to figure out how much to budget for a trip is unique and different for each individual. Of course it’s always easy to spend more on a trip but if you’re on a strict budget, trying to figure out the bare minimum is the most important. Although it’s impossible for anyone to give you … More How Much to Budget for a Solo Trip
Travel and communication. They pretty much go hand in hand. It’s intimidating to go into a store or a restaurant without knowing a thing and trying to order especially when you can’t communicate. Also, if you don’t see pictures on your menu, you might be really intimidated and just move on. Communication is key when … More Not Fluent? Overcoming the Language Barrier 7 Ways
Trying a country’s food is just as important a cultural experience as anything we can do as travelers. Food says so much about a country and is the ultimate way to meet people, especially locals. Who doesn’t feel proud when a tourist eats something local for the first time and can’t get enough? What family … More How to Eat Like a Local
I love living in San Diego but you’d never think it’s the second largest city in California with the airport we have here. Although there are plenty of flights to get to/from San Diego from the rest of the US, international flights are a different story. Whenever I travel, I always fly out of Los … More Travel from San Diego To LAX
Let’s face it. Traveling solo isn’t always a tiptoe through the tulips. By not having a travel companion, there are certainly times when I feel bored. Sometimes it’s a feeling of not maximizing my time while I’m there while other times, it’s about trying to find something to do since I’ve already visited and done … More Solo Travel Boredom