Family as a Solo Traveler

Family can mean a lot of things to solo travelers. Sometimes, family encourages us to travel, and other times, they may provide us with reasons to stay home or even make a home. Trailheaders miss our families a lot when we are apart! Some Trailheaders have families of their own like spouses and kids and stepkids, others are aunts and uncles, and others find family in camaraderie on the trail.

Only Sort of Solo in San Diego

Only Sort of Solo in San Diego

One of the secrets of solo travel is that you rarely have to be solo. While you might choose to book the trip or literally do the traveling part alone…

Five Years and One Day

Five Years and One Day

It’s been five years since my first solo trip. It was my dream to go to Machu Picchu, so I went. Well, first I went to Houston, Lima, Cuzco…

8 Guys You’ll Meet as a Backpacker and What You Can Learn From Them

8 Guys You’ll Meet as a Backpacker and What You Can Learn From Them

There was a time when I’d walk to Winnemucca, hula-hoop through Honduras and kayak to Kenya to find The One. Globe-trotting romances are often fleeting, but they…

Road Trip: Priceless Cash

Road Trip: Priceless Cash

Visiting the Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash Driving west to Colorado from Tennessee, it would have made sense to take I-40 through Memphis. However, a nagging voice in my…

Completing Your Bucket List When Someone Kicks the Bucket

Completing Your Bucket List When Someone Kicks the Bucket

When thinking of all the things that could go wrong on your next vacation, you might not have considered what to do if someone special at home dies while you…

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