Showing the love; why you should be visiting Christchurch

I remember flying to New Zealand on a one-way ticket in March of 2011, only weeks after the big earthquake. It devastated Christchurch, destroying a vast majority of the city centre and hundreds of homes. In the end, 185 people lost their lives while countless others lost family, jobs, and friends. This natural disaster deterred many from visiting the city, including …

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How to Trek Solo in Nepal

I had always wanted to go to Nepal, but I was nervous about how I was going to go trekking as a solo lady traveler. Once I dug into researching, it turns out it is way less daunting than it seems. First of all, you do not need to be Pasang Llamu Sherpa Akita to go trekking in Nepal. Traveling …

Solo Female Travelers Have Taken Over

Solo Female Travelers Have Taken Over Is it just me, or does it seem that there is an abundant amount of solo female travelers these days? Maybe I say this because I am one and am always on the lookout to connect with fellow independent females on the road. Either way, it’s awesome. I remember my very first trip out …

Women Digital Nomads: Why I started It

My name is Chrys, I’m originally from Singapore and I’ve been a backpacker since 2008. Back in 2008, I was supposed to go to university and had received a scholarship from the University of Oregon, but I decided moving to Thailand for a year to learn a new language and Muay Thai was way more enriching than a four-year degree. …

Badass Business Woman- May Edition

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This month’s Badass Business Woman is a sheer force to be reckoned with. Quite possibly the best writer I’ve ever come across, she’s insanely intelligent, proactive and gutsy; something I love to see in women. Emily is someone everyone should have in their life. She brings raw emotion and talent to any situation and has been an integral outlet for …

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Backpacking Cuba: May 2016

Cuba. For decades, most Americans wouldn’t even think of visiting- especially not solo female travelers. But thanks to President Obama, there are now looser travel restrictions for Americans visiting Cuba. We can legally visit the country without being attached to a U.S. based organization, as long as “the traveler engages in a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities intended to enhance contact …

How to Pack for Long-term Travel

Picture this: It’s 11 in the morning on the day I’m moving from Portland to France for at least seven months (and realistically an indefinite period of time). My flight is at 5:25 p.m. and I want to leave for the airport at 2 p.m. I haven’t showered yet, and rather than curling up on the couch and crying it …

5 Photos Where Strangers Nailed It

Traveling solo is not the easiest when it comes to taking photos. I don’t own a GoPro, tripod, selfie stick or DSLR camera (yet!). I merely take all these awesome photos with my iPhone 6. The camera on the phone is incredible. But as much as I love the occasional selfie, I have a hard time mastering the solo photoshoot. …

The Five Best Spring Travel Destinations

Now that winter is finally thawing out the trees and flowers are starting to bloom, many come out of hibernation and are ready to book their spring and summer travel plans. While many are booking up the dates in summer, there are many dates before the tourist season starts that offer much more. Spring time travel has become one of …