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

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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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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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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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Traveling To Lazaropole, Macedonia: Breathing The Cleanest Air In Eastern Europe



The Mountains Of Lazaropole, Macedonia

Atop Mount Bistra in the Mavrovo National Forest lies a town touted as having the cleanest air in Eastern Europe, Lazaropole, Macedonia. With a population of few, and no more than ten in the off-season, it is a place set back in time. The buildings are modern, the roads paved, but the atmosphere is of […]

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Taking The Bus From Bucharest To Sofia, And On To Skopje



The Luxurious Bus From Bucharest To Sofia

After three weeks in Romania I had become very accustomed to the state of the buses. More often than not they are small mini-buses; crowded, hot, and possessing an odor that is similar to dirty socks. It is an uncomfortable experience, even if it is the fastest way to travel in Romania. Traveling from Bucharest, […]

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