The Hardest Place I Ever Visited

The Hardest Place I Ever Visited

Disclaimer: This post might be disturbing and triggering to some. I debated writing it, but I think it is important to talk about.  I also really believe that there is a responsible and an irresponsible way to visit and respect sights like this.  I highly urge all of...

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A Sample Itinerary for Your First Trip to Spain

A Sample Itinerary for Your First Trip to Spain

Nearly every day I see the same question pop up on the travel forums I belong to: "I am traveling in Spain for two weeks.  Where should I go?" The most common misconception seems to be that Spain is a small country and that it is possible to see *everything* in two...

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Welcome to my New Site!

Welcome to my New Site!

Well hello there. Welcome to my revamped website. I apologize for the long downtime and construction.  But it is finally here and I am excited to unveil the new Solo World Wanderer 2.0, inspired by the colors and textures of my favorite place, Spain! There is...

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Top 10: Spain on the Trodden Path

Top 10: Spain on the Trodden Path

Clearly, I am very fond of traveling off the beaten path and traveling like a local.  Luckily for me, Spain has so many little gems far away from the crowds, that it is easy to get swept up in staying away from the well-trodden route.  But let’s face it, some places...

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My 2017 Travel Roundup

Elephants at Kaudulla National Park, Sri Lanka (September): Hands down my favorite “new” country of 2017.  So wonderful that I went twice! Last year at this time, I had just returned to California from Spain. Upset (understatement) about the results of the 2016 US...

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Tips to Travel on a Budget (Really)

Renting a bike in Amsterdam is the cheapest (and most fun) way to get around! My hometown, San Francisco, California, is one of the most expensive cities in the world.  Because I can work remotely, I have found that it is actually more cost effective to be out of my...

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Self Care For the Constant Traveler

Scenes from the slow boat on the Mekong River in Laos When I was a teenager and a babybackpacker in my 20s, I always wanted to cram as much in a trip as possible.  From Kyushu to Hokkaido with two weeks in Japan?  Bring it on! One week in Europe?  Sure, I can visit...

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