Solo Traveler Series

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My Microsoft Surface (fully charged, can be used to recharge phone if necessary), backup charger, and–of course–cash. Missing from picture: cell phone (fully-charged. I had to use it to take this photo, now, didn’t I?).

Solo traveling is what I love to do. However, I would never have been able to do so when I was in my 20s or even 30s. It is with the advent of the Internet, smart phones, and GPS, that I can now travel in what would have otherwise been a stressful experience.

My confession: I’m geographically challenged. When asked recently where Prince Edward Island was, I responded with “Canada.” Duh. But where in Canada? Well, I know it’s not far from Maine for my parents visited there a few times from Maine. Hey, I don’t know, get a map and look for yourself! 🙂

I also suffer anxiety. I’m nervous about everything. While I love the idea of spontaneity, I like a little planning in my spontaneity. I suppose I prefer more last-minute than spur of the moment. I usually need a little preparation, especially when it comes to the traveling part.

picture of bed with towels folded on top and numbers of brochures and booklets about area attractions spread out on the bed.
One of the loveliest and most thoughtful Airbnb rooms I had the pleasure to stay in. Heather’s place in the Lake District, Cumbria, Oxenholme, Kendal. Notice the brochures and booklets spread out all over the bed. Thanks for your suggestions, Heather!

Once I’m set in a place (hotel, airbnb, dorm), I can go with the flow, look around, see what my new surroundings have to offer, take suggestions from the people I meet.

As such, I’ve decided to share my methods of traveling for those of you who might also be anxious, geographically-challenged, introverted, solo travelers.

check out my thoughts about Uber and Taxis here: Ubers and Taxis

and how I work wisely and carefully with Airbnb Airbnb, please…

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