A Solo Travel Girl Is: Jovial, Jazzy and Jolly

Thursday, April 11, is Brought to You by the Letter “J"
Thursday, April 11, is Brought to You by the Letter “J”

From A to Z, what are the characteristics of a solo travel girl? This jubilant lady is jovial, jazzy and jolly.

Jovial – When the solo travel girl is around, expect that frown to be turned upside down by her sugar-coated happiness and buckets of bad knock-knock jokes. She quickly learned although she may not speak a specific language she can still communicate through the international language of laughter.

Jazzy – Occasionally this gem of a gal will show off her jazz hands prior to showing off her lively, bright and sparkly personality on the dance floor. Like laughter, dance is another unspoken language to communicate and understand a culture.

Jolly – Yo! Ho! Yo! Ho! In addition to turning frowns upside down being around the STG is almost always guaranteed to cause a jolly, belly laugh. As much as she enjoys making others laugh and lift their spirits, she doesn’t take herself too seriously. She frequently finds herself laughing from her own travel hiccups, such as rolling down the side of Mount Fuji in an attempt to ski but looked more like a bowing chicken.

"This is Where I Fell, Right...Here..." Me at Mt. Fuji, Japan, Oct. 2004
“This is Where I Fell, Right…Here…” Me at Mt. Fuji, Japan, Oct. 2004

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

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