A Solo Female Traveler's Experiences On And Off The Beaten Path

The Bus From Varna To Vama Veche: ‘It’s Never Easy’



I am big on research before I plan my travel. I scour the Internet looking for all the information I can find to make things easier when I arrive. I did just that when I decided to fly into Varna, Bulgaria, instead of Bucharest, Romania, to make my way to Vama Veche, Romania. The total […]

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Solo Travel In Denmark: Airbnb To The Rescue



Copenhagen: Where bike parking outnumbers car parking.

Planning to solo travel in Denmark? Sign up now for Airbnb–you are going to need it. Denmark is an expensive country to travel in whether you are on your own or with someone else. I was shocked to discover that hostels are a bit of a foreign concept in Denmark. Outside of Copenhagen there is […]

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Quora: Are there movie critics who write reviews without revealing key plot details?



Answer by Kathryn Schroeder: Every critic at http://FilmFracture.com is very mindful of not revealing spoilers.  We will offer insight into the film, and provide a thorough review, but you'll never have a film spoiled by one of us (unless it is to reveal it did not live up to expectations–but we can't control that, now […]

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Quora: What are things to do around Quito, Ecuador?



Answer by Kathryn Schroeder: Banos is one of the easiest destinations to get to if you only have the weekend, being around 3 hours away by bus. There are plenty of activities there, including mountain climbing, hiking, rafting, and zip lining. It is also a beautiful town to simply walk around and enjoy. If you […]

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Quora: Why is there no movie theater in Cusco, Peru?



'American Hustle' Colombia Movie Poster

Answer by Kathryn Schroeder: Actually, there is a movie theater in Cusco. It is Cineplanet, and is located at the Real Plaza mall–a 5 sol taxi ride from anywhere in town.  They show dubbed and original language (English) films. Why is there no movie theater in Cusco, Peru?

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Haunted Hostel Living At The Drop Bear



There are travelers who seek out a haunted hostel. The thought is a fun one, to spend the night with a ghost and possibly have an excellent story to go home with. But what about those of us who just happen to stumble upon a haunted hostel? A place where advertisements do not exist to […]

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Travel Bucket List: Machu Picchu



The time has come to mark one off the travel bucket list. Machu Picchu has been completed, after years of waiting, wondering, dreaming, and all that other stuff that goes with having an item on one’s travel bucket list. Was it worth the wait? Definitely. Would I change anything about the experience? I would have […]

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Audible Books On Kindle To The Rescue!!!



Bus rides of 6, 10, and 12 hours are in your immediate future. Plus a few 2 and 3 hour journeys. Your MacBook Air decided six weeks ago that it would no longer play sound, and you’ve not been in a city that has a service center. Your Sony Xperia Z cellular phone stopped working […]

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Taking The Bus From Guayaquil To Máncora, Peru. Or, How I Happily Avoided Ever Visiting Guayaquil While In Ecuador.



One evening while enjoying dinner in Canoa, Ecuador at the Surf Shack I could not help but overhear a conversation taking place at the bar. A man was speaking to another man about his experiences in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Both men were Gringos, as this is an important thing to note given where the conversation was […]

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Taxi? Weed? Coke? A Typical Day In Máncora, Peru.



Máncora, Peru, home of surfers and transient tourists making their way south to Lima. It is a spot popular for waves, and not much else. For the non-surfers (like me) it is the first stop one makes in Peru after taking the long bus journey (9 hours) at night from Guayaquil, Ecuador. Spending time in […]

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