Quarantine Speed Dating

I totally get the shock! Jo?? I thought she's a travel blogger?? Yes, you're right. Travel blogger I am, but I wear a multitude of hats! Anywhoo, a vision came to me yesterday in the form of a dream and it was about a virtual speed dating session. After waking up in the middle of…

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Social-Isolation Reflections

I wasn't going to write anything on the subject, to be honest. As a follower of many travel bloggers on Instagram as well as being a member of travel-related Facebook groups, it's been quite...how do I say it, annoying, to read the conversations (read: divide) that is taking place. One group of people urging others…

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Solo Christmas in Amsterdam

This past Christmas I decided to spend the holidays overseas. Well, to be honest, the decision was made in Sept. 2019, after scouring Google Flights for various itineraries that fit the dates I had vacation time. As (most) of you know, I am an educator. One of the great things about this profession is having…

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Top 3 Tripods for Solo Pics

Hey travel family! As you know, I take an overwhelming majority of the photos you see on my blog and on my Instagram all by myself. Last year, I shared a tripod/selfie stick I use in a previous post, but since then, ya girl has upgraded!! Watch my video below to see the recommendations of the 3…

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My Solo Cruise Experience

This past June, I decided on a whim to go on a cruise, all on my lonesome. I didn't have any summer plans set in stone and realized that I needed to get out of the country. To maximize the amount of places I could see, I decided to search for a cruise. Now, to be very honest, I've never been…

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What Taking a Travel Break Has Taught Me

What a journey life has taken me since I've last posted on here! Life, as it always does, dealt me with some of the highest and lowest of times, in the span of a few months, but one thing I always am is grateful. Grateful for everything I go through, because I know for a…

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Best Sites for Epic Excursions

If you’ve read my blog post, Solo Travel Over Everything, then you’ve heard me mention some of this before and if you haven’t read it, read it now! Excursions! My travels would be much more, how do I say this ummm, BORING, without them. Excursions are an easy way for me to do something I enjoy, in…

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3 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Flight

This is a post I never really foresaw myself talking about, but as we know art tends to imitate life. I'm overall a healthy person and probably catch the common cold 1-3 times a year, if that.  Last week, in the midst of traveling to Los Angeles, California for the Labor Day holiday, I got sick...like real sick. Like I want…

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My Top 3 Sites for Saving Money on Flights

Let's be all the way real. Who can resist a deal? It becomes even sweeter when it's a deal on a flight. Being a full time teacher means my dates are pretty set around major holidays and peak travel dates for when I take my trips. Prices are always at their highest during Thanksgiving, Christmas,…

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5 Things I’m Never Leaving When I Travel

As someone that's on the go quite often, I have a bunch of things I can't do without. As a seasoned traveler, these are some items I'll never leave home without. Honorary Mention: My Passport Not on my technical list (because when traveling domestically, it's not necessary), but it's def worth a mention. When you're country…

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