There are so many questions and details to sort out when planning a journey, whether short or long. Some details can be planned before leaving your home country. Others are better negotiated or figured out after you have arrived. Whether travelling solo or with someone, I hope these resources are helpful to you.
Before You Leave
Planning Travel: This post outlines everything from booking flights, trains and accommodation and getting data overseas.
Being Aware of Scams: Paris, although a very safe city, is also full of scams. Many of these scams can be found worldwide. Educate yourself!
Travel with these Eco Friendly Products: Eco Friendly Travel Products: What’s in Your Bag?
Traveller’s Wish List: What little items can really make a trip go more smoothly? Look here!
Housesitting: Here is the ultimate guide on How to Become a Housesitter | A Solo Traveller’s Guide to Housesitting. And here are some more tips learned from my first experience looking after some chickens. Housesitting Tips|Another Way to See the World.
Attitude is Everything
Fear: People say I am brave but honestly, I am just the same as anyone else. And… I used to be a huge scaredy cat! How brave are you? Yes, fear accompanies me always but you gotta put it in its place! Read how to do it!
How to Travel Independently: Yes. No matter your age or stage, solo female travel is a must. You will feel so “bad ass” even after one successful day. And those days when things don’t go perfectly? Well they are all part of the journey – non?!
Don’t forget to check out all the posts on Solo Travel here!
Navigating Buses, Boats, Trains and Borders
Tips and Tricks to get Around:
To Tioman Island, Malaysia: What a gorgeous island! The trek from Kuala Lumpur is well worth it.
Trains and Buses in Sri Lanka: The trains are a must and the buses, though a little bit of crazy driving is to be expected, are a great way to experience the culture.
Costa Rica to Panama: Crossing the border independently.
Costa Rica to Nicaragua: Crossing the border independently, which would not be recommended right now due to political instability.
Taking the Bus from Antigua, Guatemala to Tikal: it’s an overnight bus ride that’s on a very busy route. Easy peasy!
Staying Longer than Allowed
If you have ever wanted to stay longer in France than the allowed 90 days, here is how to apply for a long-stay visa in France.