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The Benefits of Traveling Alone

Traveling solo can be incredibly daunting. The thought of feeling lonely and homesick stops many from packing their bags and going it on their own, but if you can pluck up the courage, you...
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Meet Mariellen Ward: The Solo Traveler Behind BreatheDreamGo

In 2005, following a period of loss and frustration, travel writer and storyteller Mariellen Ward made a decision that would ultimately change the course of her life. In what seemed like an out-of-character decision...

The Truth About Traveling Solo As An Introvert (And Why You Should Do It...

On an evening in late June of 2016, crowds gathered at every restaurant and in every square of Budapest to watch the Hungarian football team play Portugal in the European Championships. The red, white, and...

The Solo Traveler’s Guide to Beijing

As the capital city of China, Beijing boasts a long list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as a modern, urban environment. It’s filled with places waiting to be explored — which just...

A Solo Female Traveler in India

It’s an excruciatingly hot day in Jodhpur. I'm sitting on the rooftop of my guesthouse, observing life below. The car horns from the street are relentless; loud music streams over from the building behind...

Finding Joy in Traveling Solo

I’ve always been pretty comfortable being alone. As an only child raised by a divorced working mother, I learned how to entertain myself: reading, riding my bike, writing stories. That’s not to say I...

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