Solo Travel – Bursting That Bubble

Planning as a Solo Traveller

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

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Carry-On Essentials

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.

Carry-On Essentials

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Surviving Airport Chaos

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….

 

Solo Travel

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The Fool Proof Packing Guide For Adventures in Alaska

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.

Waterfall
A waterfall we had to climb on our hike up to the Mendenhall Glacier

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Let’s Get Ready for Takeoff

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.

Safety for Solo Travellers
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