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

Posts in category Ex-Pat Living

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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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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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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The Gringo Restaurants In Banos, Ecuador Failed Me



There is a level of excitement that occurs when you reach a new destination and find it is filled with gringo restaurants. Eating the local fare is a requirement when traveling, but having a hamburger that is similar to what you would find at home is heavenly after months on the road. Even more so […]

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The Moment You Hate Everything In Your Travel Backpack



My Maxpedition Fliegerduffel Travel Backpack

It has been nearly three months that I have been on the road and I officially hate everything in my travel backpack. It is not because of the weight; my backpack has actually gotten lighter. This may be because I have a dwindling supply of fruit strips, and I am no longer carrying three bars […]

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