A Solo Travel Girl Is: Adventurous, Awesome, an Ambler

Monday, April 1, 2013, is Brought to You by the Letter "A"
Monday, April 1, 2013, is Brought to You by the Letter “A”

From A to Z, what are the characteristics of a solo travel girl? In my book she’s adventurous, awesome and an ambler!

Adventurous – She’s eager to try new experiences whether it’s conquering dining alone or navigating a complicated public transportation while traveling abroad. She’ll face her fears in order to check one off her bucket list and bring as bragging rights to holiday family gatherings.

Awesome – Well, let’s face it. Anyone willing to travel alone is Awesome with a capital A. Look at American aviator Amelia Earhart who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

An Ambler – She’s not one to sit still but enjoys ambling through new and familiar destinations, especially neighborhoods to learn how locals live. By hoofing it she’ll walk at her own pace and notice things around her she may have passed up if she was driving through.

This Lockheed L-12, is from the Late 1930s and Appeared in the 2009 Movie "Amelia" starring Hilary Swank and Will Appear in "42" Starring Chadwcik Boseman, Alan Tudyk and Harrison Ford
This Lockheed L-12, is from the Late 1930s and Appeared in the 2009 Movie “Amelia” Starring Hilary Swank and Will Appear in “42” Starring Chadwcik Boseman, Alan Tudyk and Harrison Ford, Se for Release in 2013

Are you a solo travel girl? What other qualities beginning with the letter “A” can be attributed to a solo travel girl?

Blogging from A to Z Challenge, April 2013 – THANK YOU Arlee!

This post is the first in a almost-daily series and part of the 2013 Blogging from A to Z Challenge, April 1 – 30, with rest on Sundays. This is my second year participating but the challenge was the 2010 idea of Arlee Bird of the blog Tossing it Out. The challenge has been fun while testing my blogging skills. It’s also introduced me to other blogs.

I’d like to say THANK YOU to Arlee for coming up with the challenge and letting me be part of something creatively amazing.



Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

12 thoughts on “A Solo Travel Girl Is: Adventurous, Awesome, an Ambler

  1. You are so brave to travel alone- I’ve never done it but think it’s something I’ll need to experience at least once in my life. I’m itching to go somewhere new, this might be a good time. (I hopped over here from the A-Z challenge, I’m also blogging about my past travels- glad I found your blog)

  2. I grew up in Europe and traveling at a young age was common there. Now my travels are mostly confined to the local area, although I moved about 850 miles last fall. Thanks for stopping by my blog,


  3. Jealous! I would love to do more solo travelling, but family and finances forbid it at the moment. Maybe some day. In the meantime, I can live vicariously through you!

    Hi from Nagzilla bloghopping A to Z

  4. I am a solo female traveller, so I LOVE this post! I think ‘adventurous’ is a great “A” word to describe it. I would also add a description “Alone but never lonely” – whether it’s learning to be more comfortable in your own skin and with your own company, or meeting people along the way which is a lot easier when you are on your own. Looking forward to your next “A to Z” post!

  5. I’m inspired! I’m ready to go on a traveling adventure! I’ve never been out of the USA except for Mexico. Dream of going to France, England and Italy.

  6. looking forward to more A-Z posts from a fellow travel blogger! 🙂 loving your first post- I attempt to be as adventurous as I can, and travel has really brought that side out in me. I never really knew it was there before! 🙂

  7. Traveling solo…Wow! I’ve just hardly conquered the fear of driving to the grocery store by myself. However, I’ve also not ever had the choice of really being by myself, I got married when I was 19 (after getting my AA degree), and then my son was born just 2 years later, now with two more children, I revel in the idea of sleeping by myself 😛 Keep up the good work, you are creating a life worthy of conversation!!

  8. Definitely adventurous and awesome and if you’ve got an interest in aviation you might like my post on F is for ….

Comments are closed.

Temple of Serapis located on the coast of Gulf of Pozzuoli. Image credit: Joseph Walker.
Featured Solo Travel Travel Resources

Travel to Italy: Escape the Crowds and Head South

Travel to Southern Italy to avoid the crowds and indulge in unexpected and ancient experiences and attractions.

Continue Reading
Flight 93 National Memorial
Featured Solo Travel Travels with Dog

Visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial with My Dog

Driving through Western Pennsylvania’s rolling farmland, I held back tears thinking of the afternoon’s destination, the Flight 93 National Memorial. Almost 20 years later, the thoughts of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, still trigger deep emotions.

Continue Reading
A Strangler Fig Embraces a Tree Along the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Fla.
Featured Florida Fun Nature Travel Solo Travel

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park: Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk

Reading inspires adventure. After reading “The Orchid Thief” by Susan Orlean earlier this year, visiting Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park became a priority. I finally stepped foot in Florida’s largest state park and soon realized, I’ll need to make a return visit or two.

Continue Reading