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8 Tips to Help You Adjust to Life After a Vacation

8 Tips to Help You Adjust to Life After a Vacation

Coming home from a vacation can be emotionally challenging. On one hand, you might be energized and inspired by the wonderful solo trip you just had, and on the other you might be dreading going back to reality. Here are 8 tips to help you readjust to real life after a vacation and keep the magic of travel alive in your daily life.

10 Meaningful Reasons to Travel Solo

10 Meaningful Reasons to Travel Solo

I have been traveling solo for decades, and I’ve learned a number of meaningful and powerful life lessons along the way. Here are 10 reasons why I choose to travel solo, and why I believe you should too.

Episode 102: The Stopover Secret

Episode 102: The Stopover Secret

Do you use stopovers? You might want to after the new episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk! What a stopover is, how to use them, where to find them— all those questions and more answered on the new episode of Solo Travel Talk.

Episode 097: Managing an Itinerary as a Solo Traveler

Episode 097: Managing an Itinerary as a Solo Traveler

Pre-trip planning is my bag, and setting an itinerary can make all the difference for your solo travel. I share my itinerary tips—especially discussing when to plan what— on the new episode of my solo travel podcast. I even have some tips for procrastinators. Take a listen to the new episode of the podcast.

Episode 095: How and When Tips for Booking Hotels

Episode 095: How and When Tips for Booking Hotels

Deciding where to stay is one of the most important trip planning decision for the solo traveler. On this episode of my solo travel podcast, I share my tips on where to stay, the best time to book, where to book, and other ways to make sure you get the best deal!

Episode 086: Top 20 Mexico City for the Solo Traveler

Episode 086: Top 20 Mexico City for the Solo Traveler

Mexico City is a fabulous destination for the solo traveler. I share my Top 20 Things to Do in Mexico City when traveling alone on the new episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk. Listen, Learn and get inspired to make Mexico City a must-visit place for you!

Episode 070: 'Overlooked' Mexico City for the Solo Traveler

Episode 070: 'Overlooked' Mexico City for the Solo Traveler

Many people who travel alone avoid traveling to Mexico City. Don’t “overlook” Mexico City as a fabulous destination for the solo traveler! Learn why you should visit this fascinating place and get inspired to visit this culturally rich city on my new solo travel podcast episode.

Episode 065: 10 Tips for Experiencing New Orleans

Episode 065: 10 Tips for Experiencing New Orleans

I love New Orleans! Not only is New Orleans a historic and grand place to visit, it's fabulous for the solo traveler. On the new episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk, I share my top tips for visiting the Cresent City, plus explore some of the nicknames New Orleans has picked up over the years! 

Episode 062: Miami Architecture and Cultural Touring - Alexandra Bassil

Episode 062: Miami Architecture and Cultural Touring - Alexandra Bassil

Miami has more than just beaches to discover when traveling solo to this fabulous American city. Alexandra Bassil joins us on my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk, to talk about Miami and it’s wonderful historic Art Deco architecture. Hear about the vibrant architectural preservation movement in Miami plus all the ways to enjoy Miami's culture when traveling here alone.

 

Episode 060: Musee l'Orangerie

Episode 060: Musee l'Orangerie

Cultural enrichment is important to many solo travelers. Musée de l' Orangerie when in Paris is not to be missed! Find out why I am an advocate of this culturally rich sight ,full of some of the most celebrated Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in the world, located in the heart of Paris on my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk.