I’m so excited to share with you a guest post today on excuses women use not to travel written by Phoebe from The Chance of Choice. A few years ago, Phoebe was diagnosed with illnesses that doctors claimed she’d never recover from. Today, she is healthy, happy and on her way to becoming the (second) woman to visit every country in the world. She knows firsthand the value of setting aside excuses and following your dreams.…

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I was recently published by the Washington Post for how to regularly book roundtrip international flights for under $400 roundtrip. As a follow-up, many people have asked me what some of my secrets are for finding cheap accommodations. As a solo traveler, this is a hard one because accommodations are cheaper when you’re splitting the costs with at least one other person. Not only that, sometimes you get charged an additional fee for renting alone, especially if you booked through a…

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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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Airline travel has evolved over the years. When I visited the Air and Space Museum a few years ago in D.C., they had an old coach cabin on display. I was amazed at how much space there was! It was like every seat was first class. Today, things are just slightly different. With an eye for profits and bottom lines, airlines shove us all together like sardines in a can and make us pay outrageous fees…

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Hello there fellow budget travelers! Today I’m tackling the carry-on bag, one of the most essential pieces you’ll need for your upcoming trip. I prefer traveling with just a carry-on for several reasons. First, I have an unhealthy fear that my checked bag will get lost. I know, it’s unlikely, but the thought of being in a foreign country without my clothes, toiletries and clean underwear unnerves me. Second, traveling with a carry-on only maximizes…

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