A Solo Travel Girl Is: Motivated, Magnetic and Mannerly

Monday, April 15, is Brought to You by the Letter “M"

Monday, April 15, is Brought to You by the Letter “M”

From A to Z, what are the characteristics of a solo travel girl? This magnificent muchacha is motivated, magnetic and mannerly!

Motivated – Why did the solo travel girl fly across the world? To see what was on the other side. Traveling alone takes gumption and motivation and without a doubt this gallivanting lass is motivated! She’s learned she can’t always depend on others to join her on jaunts and journeys and decided if she doesn’t do it alone, she may never have the opportunity to do it again. A potential missed experience to check off her bucket list is this gal’s motivation.

Magnetic – When around, no one is certain why they are drawn to her but they have this inkling they need to be near her. This gallivanting lass has a magnetic pull stronger than the North Pole attracting an eclectic group of friends and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

Mannerly – She knows not to stick her chopsticks in a bowl of rice; when to shake hands, bow or kiss; and which colors to avoid when giving gifts (purple and black are for mourning in Brazil; all white gift-wrap should be avoided in Japan as white signifies death). When traveling abroad she learns her “please” and “thank you” in each respective language and kindly leaves a note for her generous hosts.

She’s learned what they say is true, you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Indeed, Miss Manners would be proud.

Several Retired Las Vegas Motel Signs Can Be Found at the Neon Museum Boneyard

Several Retired Las Vegas Motel Signs Can Be Found at the Neon Museum Boneyard

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

This post is part of the opens in a new window2013 Blogging A to Z Challenge.

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Author: Jenn

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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5 Comments

  1. Just stopping by from the A-Z Challenge list to say “Hi” 🙂

    Love your theme honey!

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge.

    xx

  2. Sometimes doing things alone is the most efficient way to get things done. I like traveling with a companion, but I can move faster if I’m on my own.

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

  3. Great post…manners are so appreciated. It doesn’t cost anything for someone to be polite.

  4. I confess, I haven’t read all your posts of Solo Travel Girl, and I was wondering if she had any quirks or flaws, or qualities that are both good and bad. Like, she is so concerned for other people, that she sometimes doesn’t take care of herself enough, or she sometimes has regrets about something she once did, or didn’t do. I’m also not suggesting you do that, it’s just that I was curious. It’s possible you have already posted something like that, but I’m still pretty busy with A to Z I haven’t explored your blog from A.

  5. Great question! I contemplated posting “the other side” but opted to stay positive. Maybe that will be next year’s theme – the nitty-gritty!

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