Okay, all of you single ladies out there……and not so single ladies. It’s time to take yourself on a date (sorry fellas)!
Whenever travelling solo, it is imperative that we do our research to determine the best and safest destinations to visit. We ask ourselves, is it safe for a woman to travel solo to a Developing Country? The short answer is yes, absolutely!
“It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward” – Patti Davis
February is the month that a blog was born! Friends, it has now been 1 year since Just One Passport came to life, and what an incredible journey it has been! Travelling the world solo, just one step at a time.
I always get so excited whenever the word cruise comes to my mind. It is by far one of my favourite ways to travel solo.
What keeps you from travelling solo? Or from doing anything solo for that matter? Fear? The majority of the time, the answer is fear, plain and simple! Fear of the unknown.
We are all protected by our little bubble and very seldom do we find the courage to step out of that bubble into the world of the unknown, no matter how strong our desire is to do so. I am here to tell you that bubble can be burst!
“There is nothing to fear but fear itself” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
I need the hot weather, the breeze in my hair and sand in my toes. And the fruity drinks with those cute little umbrellas don’t hurt either lol. I’m off on a Caribbean cruise, so it’s time to pack once again.
OMG! Am I the only one who arrives at the airport in the middle of the night in order to catch an early morning flight? I swear, I am there early enough to turn the runway lights on!
In what I call my “prior life”, the airport stressed me out so much that it would literally take my entire vacation to recover and relax from my airport anxiety. I realized that this was crazy! I stressed so much that I was a complete basket case before I even left home. I decided that it was time to have a completely different outlook, and I decided then and there to change my mindset. I now go into vacation mode the second I leave my house. How do you do this you ask? Simple…..read on….
Will you be visiting Alaska in 2019 either on a cruise or a self-guided adventure? I recently did, and boy it was a difficult task in deciding what to pack. I had no idea what the Alaskan meaning of “cold” was, which left in a dilemma as to what to pack. I googled and googled and googled and all I could find was “layers”. The definition of “layers” wasn’t exactly clear, so I brought a lot of everything with me. Half of which I never wore. It was at that time that I decided that I would be making a fool-proof packing guide for adventures in Alaska, detailing what the adventurous person should be packing. That was six months ago. So better late than never.
The weather in Alaska can be very unpredictable. The best times to visit are the summer months, which are June, July and August. These are also the most expensive months. If you want to go for cheaper, then I recommend going on the fringe months of May and September, which is what I did. I have to warn you though, these months are also the rainy season in Alaska.
Safety Tips for the Solo Traveller
Travel can be a little intimidating and stressful, as we all fear the unknown. This is even truer for those who choose to travel solo.
To assist in helping you feel more at ease when travelling solo, I have put together a list of items which will make the thought of travelling solo a little less intimidating.