My friend Pam is from Thailand and every month, she hosts a Thai food cooking lesson in her home. Her dishes keep my memories of the daily Bangkok food tours I took vivid. Pam has taught me to make yummy dishes such as chicken satay with peanut sauce and my favorite entrée, pad Thai.
Need stocking stuffer ideas for a solo traveler on your holiday list? Here are a few of my hand-selected items for 2016. From a reusable device that extracts insect venom to fashionable yet practical socks, you’ll find something for your fave independent traveler. And, you may find something for yourself.
Blogging is about sharing what you know, right? Following are my tips for traveling solo for the first time.
Fall 2015 has been pretty exciting for Solo Travel Girl. Here’s where I’ve been mentioned in the media lately.
Visiting Yellowstone will create a lifetime of memories. I spent seven seasons living and working in America’s first national park and have visited several times since. These nine tips should help you plan a budget summer vacation in Yellowstone National Park.
Traveling to Japan? Be prepared on how to use a Japanese toilet and understand the etiquette of peeing in Japan. Peeing should not be hard. It’s a natural function. But just like everything in Japan, there’s certain etiquette to follow. I spent a month in Japan and one of my biggest challenges was conquering the Japanese toilets to become queen of the throne.
I dream of summer road tripping in cooler climes with Best Western. Why? Spring has sprung yet here in Southwest Florida high humidity causing frizzy-hair days and that why-did-I-shower-this-morning feeling have already kissed my unmanageable locks. The arrival of spring also means I can see the end of what’s been a very busy and intense winter season at my day job.
One of the biggest challenges about solo travel is meeting and interacting with others during a journey. Alas, thanks to technology making the world smaller, the sharing economy is offering not-so lonely options to mingle with locals and other travelers.
Mohonk Mountain House in New York’s Hudson Valley is offering the “Solo Traveler” special rate through October 31, 2013. Here’s your chance to stay in a historic castle without jetting off to Europe.
Traveling solo tends to push personal fear boundaries yet I take a proactive approach to minimize the scariness of an experience which is why I’m sharing the seven (some weird) things I do to stay safe in a hotel room.
Looking for a unique way to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall? Here are 6 offbeat getaways for Labor Day Weekend 2013.
If you’ve looked at the calendar summer is winding down but lucky you, a couple of experts for a budget Labor Day Weekend getaway.
Don’t be a travel slug. Eat dark chocolate and ease your jetlag. Although I love it, travel is sometimes my nemesis. Giving into airport food temptations, not drinking enough water when traveling between Point A and Point B, and catching a few hours of sleep in order to catch an o’dark-thirty flight often makes me feel sluggish.