Tag: solo travel

  • Travel tips for introverts

    Travel tips for introverts

    So much of travel requires a certain degree of extraversion. If you’re traveling with other people, you’re stuck with them the entire time. Even if you’re traveling alone, travel often involves being in crowds, being approached by strangers, and having to talk to locals. For an introvert, this can be more draining than a 15-hour…

  • Visiting Dubai as a solo female traveler

    Visiting Dubai as a solo female traveler

    I’ve become more and more averse to visiting countries where human rights aren’t upheld universally. So I was ambivalent about visiting Dubai, which I know to have laws and customs that are discriminatory against women, but which also looked pretty fucking cool. I’m a fairly conscientious traveler, so I believe in respecting local laws and…

  • Traveling alone unexpectedly

    Traveling alone unexpectedly

    I’m a big advocate of traveling solo. I think it’s important, fun, and satisfying. But there’s a difference between planning a solo trip and unexpectedly taking a trip alone. The difference is huge, but it’s also all in your head. With travel, like most things, perception is everything. This weekend, I was going to meet…

  • Things that suck about traveling solo

    Things that suck about traveling solo

    I’m a big proponent of traveling alone. Maybe it’s because I’m an only child that I usually prefer my company to anyone else’s. But as much as I encourage solo travel, there are definitely some unpleasant things about it. Going to the bathroom. This is hands down the worst thing about traveling alone. When you…