How to Plan a Solo Trip

Since returning from my adventure around Europe, I’ve found that I get asked on the regular about the ins and outs of planning a solo trip. From saving the money to how to stay safe while traveling solo (and everything in between), I’ve loved being able to answer so many different questions around the practicalities of planning a solo holiday. While I am no expert, I do have a few trips under my belt now — both within the states and abroad — and I have learned a lot around the practicalities of planning a solo trip, especially from making some mistakes along the way, so I wanted to round up some of the most important tips I have collected as I’ve planned and executed both short and long-term solo trips. So whether you are going away for four days or four months, here are some of the things you should keep in mind when planning a solo trip of your own.

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Packing for Europe

Since I am leaving for Europe is just about a week, I wanted to make sure I shared howI am packing for four months of travel.  It feels like I have planning for this trip for so long, from saving all the money to deciding what bag made the most sense to creating countless Google Docs with all the info, it's been a whirlwind.  Being that I'll be traveling for just over four months and moving from city to city pretty quickly, I knew I needed to get practical in my planning and packing, and as I am now getting all of my things together and organized, let me share some of the practical ways I'm packing for this Europe trip.

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Recent Reads: Vol. 3

The last few months have seriously flown by, am I right?  From multiple housesitting gigs to moving (sort of) and a few trips here and there, I've hardly found much time to to partake in one of my favorite activities: reading.  Okay, so maybe some of my spare time was spent binge watching Game of Thrones, but I digress.  Before I leave for a 12 day whirlwind trip to California on Saturday, I wanted to be sure to share my short list of most recent reads with you guys...

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Recent Reads: Vol 1

Lately I've been thinking about what it would be like if you and I were to sit down together over our respective cups of coffee and just gush about life to one another. I'm pretty sure it would be amazing, and so sweet, and I would undoubtedly ask you what you've been reading lately.  See, I am that girl that always has at least one book on hand, because you never know when you're going to have a few spare minutes to dig in.  Since we can't actually talk face to face right now, I thought it might be fun to share some of the books I've read and loved recently:

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