I’m a solo female travel blogger attempting 12 trips in 12 months as part of my year of adventure. Every story has a beginning, here’s mine! My Year of Adventure: The Prequel “Why you no have baby?” the man queried, leaning in intently across my desk. I wasn’t sure how to answer this question.  Heck, I wasn’t even sure I understood it. “Why I no have baby?” I repeated quizzically, trying to figure out what my client…

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I know this is shocking, but I like to travel solo. Sure my adventures for one initially began out of necessity, but over time they grew to be by choice.  I was no longer traveling by myself because I couldn’t find anyone to go with; I was traveling by myself because I enjoyed the pleasure of my own company.  As a single female in my late twenties, I used to fear being alone. Today, I…

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It’s official–I’m 29. I had the most amazing birthday in Athens, Greece, and that helps cushion the blow. But the reality remains that I have one precious year left in my twenties. While I’m excited about all that’s to come, I want to make sure I send this decade out in style. I was at home planning my Greece trip when it occurred to me–why not attempt 12 trips in 12 months, as a sort of…

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Recent assaults on solo female travelers in South America have led many to worry about traveling alone. The “blame the victim mentality” that followed these events has led to the rise of a powerful new campaign empowering women who travel alone. My first time traveling alone was to Australia. I accepted a summer internship with the Australian Law Reform Commission in Sydney during my second year of law school, and it was an experience I’ll…

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Today’s topic is tackling the bucket list. I recently celebrated my 27th birthday and wanted to make it really special, so I decided to do something I’d been wanting to do for a while and booked an introductory flight course. I spent over 40 minutes in the air with complete control of a small, two person aircraft, soaring barely 1,000 feet above the ground. The views were breathtaking, and I cannot describe how wonderful it is to literally fly on your…

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