A Solo Travel Girl Is: Devoted, Diligent and Delightful

Thursday, April 4, is Brought to You by the Letter “D”
Thursday, April 4, is Brought to You by the Letter “D”

From A to Z, what are the characteristics of a solo travel girl? Devoted, diligent and she’s doggone delightful!

Devoted – Just as Olivia Newton John sang, “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” in the movie Grease, the solo travel girl is just as devoted to her circle of family, friends and fellow traveling nomads and weekend warriors. When favors are asked she’ll bend over backward best she can (and that’s not getting easier as she ages) to support her cronies.

This solo travel girl shipped a bushel of freshly harvested New York State apples to her coworkers one year because she wanted to share these incredibly delicious gems.

She also knows she has devoted readers of this blog, which is why she launched a postcard of the month club last year to share a little bit more from the road with readers.

Diligent – Santa Claus makes a list and checks it twice but this traveling chica makes a list and checks it thrice…almost always. During her travel planning she does her best to find the best travel deal using search tools as Kayak, Travelocity and travel provider websites.
She scours group discount sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial to find restaurant and attraction deals in places she’s visiting. She also visits websites of convention and visitor bureaus (aka: CVB, or destination marketing organizations, aka: DMO; or tourist development councils, aka: TDC) for happenings, deals, sample itineraries and usually unbiased information. Before booking that hotel she quickly pops over to TripAdvisor to see what others are saying.

By no means is this gal a diligent travel ninja, sometimes things don’t go as planned but she carefully muddles by.

Delightful – Who wouldn’t want to be in the company of a solo travel girl? She’s traveled the globe picking up all sorts of niceties from Japan to Britain as well as life experiences teaching her what’s truly important. She radiates with niceness making her quite pleasant to be around.

Apples Like These Were Shipped Back to Florida from the North
Apples Like These Were Shipped Back to Florida from the North

Are you a solo travel girl? What other qualities beginning with the letter “D” 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.

4 thoughts on “A Solo Travel Girl Is: Devoted, Diligent and Delightful

  1. I am enjoying your posts and admire you.

    Although I love to travel, I don’t think I would go overseas on my own. I enjoy sharing experiences with my husband (who is also my best friend) rather than on my own.

  2. Thanks for stopping by and it’s awesome you have someone to share adventures with (and more). I’ve learned if I wait for others I’ll miss out.

    Happy writing!

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