Let’s Get Ready for Takeoff

Safety Tips for the Solo Traveller

Travel can be a little intimidating and stressful, as we all have a fear of the unknown. This is even truer for those who choose to travel solo.

To assist in you in feeling more at ease when travelling solo, I have assembled a list of safety tips which will make the thought of travelling solo a little less intimidating.

 

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My Travel Bucket List

Fun things and Adventures to Do

I am sure that anyone who loves to travel has a bucket list of one type or another.  That is everyone but me.  I just never got around to putting pen to paper to create a written bucket list.  I wanted to see it all!

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The Skinny on Forest Bathing

Have you been lacking energy, unable to focus, or feeling stressed?  I highly recommend that you give forest bathing a whirl!

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Forest bathing, also known as Shinrin-yoko, was developed in Japan as recently as the 1980’s and has become Japan’s primary preventative and healing medicine.  After giving forest bathing a try, I can understand why!

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The primary goal of forest bathing is to connect with nature through our senses.  We have to ditch the self phone and selfies are definitely out of the question lol.  In fact, this is one adventure that I strongly urge that you do solo.

Have I piqued your interest yet?  If so, keep on reading, as I am about to tell you how it works.

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My Roadtrip Home

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What exactly is it that keeps pulling at my heart-strings and has me returning to this beautiful little town in Western Ontario, over and over again?

Harbour Street, Kincardine, Ontario
Harbour Street, Kincardine, Ontario

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Rocky Road Trippin Adventure

Does anybody else get as excited about a road trip other than me?  It is one of my favourite things to do and boy did I just complete my best one yet!

The Canadian Rocky Mountains has always been near the top of my bucketlist, and I had recently booked an Alaskan cruise out of Vancouver, British Columbia.  For weeks I debated whether or not to combine Alaska and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and cross two top destinations off my bucketlist.  After much debating, I decided what the hell, let’s do this!  Keeping in mind that I had never done a solo road trip of this magnitude before, I soon began to panic.  I kept asking myself, what the hell are you doing???  It turned out that my desire to see the Rocky Mountains far surpassed my fears, so the research began.  After all, it is the fear of the unknown that gets us everytime.

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Cruising Solo Onboard the Loveboat

Solo in Ketchikan

Yes, you read that right friends! I recently returned from my first solo cruise with Princess Cruises, on board the Emerald Princess. Who wouldn’t want to cruise solo on the ship that is known to us baby boomers as the Loveboat? Gotta love being in the midst of all of that love in the air. This was my fifth cruise with Princess, but my first solo cruise, and boy it was fantastic!

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Solo Travel – The Good, Bad and Ugly Truth

Glacier Skywalk on Icefield Parkway, Canada

Solo Travelling – Escaping Your Comfort Zone

There has been a sudden rise in the solo travel industry in recent years, especially among women. Whether you are single or married, I highly recommend taking that solo trip, at least once in your lifetime. Women especially need that time to decompress, refocus, re-energize and just simply let loose.

solo travel allows us to reflect
A major benefit of solo travel is that it allows us to reflect

Yes, solo travel can definitely be expensive, but the travel industry is beginning to change in order to accommodate the rise in the number of solo travellers. Many travel companies, tour companies and cruise lines now offer packages with no, or minimal single supplements, in order to make travel more affordable for the solo traveller.

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