A Solo Travel Girl Is: Curious, Cool and Captivating

Wednesday, April 3, is Brought to You by the Letter "C"
Wednesday, April 3, is Brought to You by the Letter “C”

From A to Z, what are the characteristics of a solo travel girl? By far she’s curious, cool and captivating!

Curious – Forget about stones, no travel brochure, menu or garment price tag goes unturned during a solo travel girl’s journey. Curiosity drives her adventures as she searches for the most off-the-beaten path and unique vacation destinations in order to earn those coveted bragging rights envied by her non-traveling friends. She’s also the annoying one asking the most questions during guided museum tours, nature hikes and historic walks through neighborhoods.

Cool – This gallivanting babe knows how to keep it together even during the most stressful situations. Looking down the barrel of a semi-automatic weapon during a trip to Kabul, Afghanistan, may have caused others to pee their panties but this solo travel girl just nodded, smiled and said hello to the officer at the other end of the gun, causing him to shy away.

Captivating – Oftentimes she finds herself the center of dinner party conversations, peppered with questions of, “You travel alone, aren’t you lonely?,” or, “Where’s your favorite place you’ve traveled,” of course, “Where are you going next?,” and, “Can you help me book my vacation?”

A solo travel girl is often the object of a man’s attention, particularly those from countries other than her own. This independent traveler has been affectionately called “cute monkey girl” by a Japanese suitor and told by an Egyptian sailor named Sinbad she didn’t look bad for her age of 39. Indeed, the solo travel girl is quite captivating.

Apparently, this Blogger is as Cute and Captivating as the Monkeys of Hell Valley, Japan
Apparently, this Blogger is as Cute and Captivating as the Monkeys of Hell Valley, Japan

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

This post is part of the 2013 Blogging A to Z Challenge.



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.

9 thoughts on “A Solo Travel Girl Is: Curious, Cool and Captivating

  1. I am loving this! I am a solo travel girl! I have been completely alone on the Forum Romanum at dawn once, and owned the place for two hours before the first tourist showed up. Yep.
    Cheers to A to Z! 🙂

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