I get this question once a week. Please list 2-3 recommended solo traveler destinations for newbies. I know more experienced travelers will be tempted to say "anywhere" BUT please be specific. There is a lot of consternation around solo travel. Note: The primary concern is safety! ❤️✈️ #mytravelcrush#mytravelcrushchat#solotravel#soloblacktraveler#travel
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Just call me Shelly 💁🏾♀️.
I'd love to spend my life under the sea where all of the other mermaids. But unfortunately I hate water and can't really swim so I'm land bound 😂
I'll just chill inside this huge shell instead. . #GreedyWanderer
Chuseok on Jeju Island :: This is my first Chuseok in Korea and my first trip to Jeju-do. Korea has so much stunning natural beauty and oddball attractions. This trip reminded me to explore more of it.
And this was also my first time traveling with friends! All of my previous travels have been solo. I was kinda nervous because, you know, personalities can clash and people have different travel styles and I love my private time when traveling. But I had so much fun! Everyone was flexible and considerate and open. And I made so many great memories and got so many pretty photos :) I’m so glad that my first #friendcation was so delightful! #추석#chuseokinjeju#jejuisland#thatexpatlife#happybirthdaywhitney ! #bucketlisttickin
So for almost a year, I have been suffering with autoimmune symptoms. From losing my eye sight in March, losing the feeling in my lower body, having limited to no mobility, I can definitely say I have been through it!
But taking a look at this picture fills me with joy and confidence to know that despite all that I have gone through I literally have my own back!
Although, my body hasn't functioned how it used to, I am still STRONG, RESILIENT and FORMIDABLE.
2018: 5 Countries, 15 Cities, 22 Flights....what a year!
I fell in love in Paris with some weirdos
I got lost in the deserts in Marrakech
I travelled to Asia for the first time and fell in love with lanterns in Vietnam and gained 5 new friends that I absolutely adore! Then spent more money that I want to admit to in Hong Kong, because well everything is made in China
Took a break and went Camping and became a vegan (just for the weekend not for life)
I found my inner Jazz beat on the streets of New Orleans and earnt a few beads as you do, then took it to the home of country music in Nashville
In Indiana I got to go to my first NBA game, #gopacers (we won) and experienced by far the worst taxi journey but we thank God New York has subways 😅
Wow...700+ Followers...Aww thank you guys sooo very much for following me while on my travel journey!! I really appreciate you guys including your input!! 💕. If there’s any food or travel topics you’d like for me to cover, by all means...ask away. 😉
In the age of the internet, are travel guidebooks still relevant?
Many would say “no” due to the amount of free content one could find in various blogs, search engines, forums and social media platforms. Also, with a constantly changing, fast-paced world, what was relevant today may not be suitable for your travels tomorrow.
Despite all of this, I still decided to plunk down $8.99 USD for a #lonelyplanet guidebook for my upcoming solo trip to Myanmar. I got the e-book since it will be great to read information on the go via my #ipadpro , especially the maps if internet is spotty or unavailable ( which will be likely). I also wanted some concrete information for certain accommodation spots and companies to book excursions. I do love the Lonely Planet books and it was my bible on several of my tours throughout Europe. I love that they have decided to move in a new direction with more electronic accessible content. Finally, they hold sales quite often if you sign up for their email list!
We did a pit stop in Bursa - pretty little town - once former capital of Turkey. There’s really not that much here other than the Green Mosque and Mausoleum (green even though it’s really blue and turquoise- go figure).
Again blown away by the intricate details of the decor. .
The mausoleum (for some Sultan) was interesting you see him buried upfront with his 3 sons (2 of which died same year and the last a year or so after). Behind are the 4 daughters (one of which must have taken over as ruler because she lived the longest and her coffin was very similar to her father’s even though it was at the back) and the very last one was for the child minder - must have been one hell of a child minder! .
The mosque was interesting in that it was of the old T Bar style. As I’ve mentioned before - I’m a sucker for architecture and old buildings. I must have been half asleep when I posted this because there is a random garden in the middle - it was at the top of the silk shop (one of the things Bursa is famous for). Very pretty - I want one at the top of my dream house. .