I love solo travel. When to wake up and go to bed? Up to me. What to see and where to go? My choice. No debates, no compromises. But what else sucks me in about solo travel: the personal growth that comes with being totally, completely on your own.
Over time and many trips, I’ve discovered that I much prefer the freedom of planning-on-the-go. Never fear, to go blind is a little illogical: in this blog, I lay out my reasoning and process for going the less-planned route.
This isn't just superficial fashion advice. Looking like a tourist can make you a target for pickpockets and scammers—you CAN look good while traveling without sacrificing comfort and function.
If you have elite status on one airline, there's no reason you shouldn't use this travel hack to get status on a competing airline. It worked for me...
How did I decide on Ireland? One, the airfare wasn't outrageous. Two, October is "shoulder season" in Ireland, meaning I could skip the insane summer crowds. And three, I was jonesing for a vacation. This girl hadn't been overseas in 6 months; and never had I heard a bad word about Ireland.
My flight into Dublin landed around 8 a.m. Sunday. When I approached the passport control officer in the non-EU citizen line, he fired off a number of questions. The exchange went a little something like this: “How long are you staying in Ireland?” he asked...
If you've ever felt like you needed a vacation from your vacation (I have), try my tips on beating travel fatigue.