road map to my soul | a mix about selena [listen here]
starting now - ingrid michaelson | home - edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros | little miss magic - jimmy buffett | disneyland - five for fighting | breathe me - sia | insomniac olympics - blockhead | dust to dust - the civil wars | youth - daughter | your hand in mine - explosions in the sky | atlas (remix) - fanfarlo | high & dry - radiohead | the first single - the format | brown eyed girl - jimmy buffett | team - lorde | love is something - mozella | little talks - of monsters and men | break me out - the rescues | vegas - sara bareilles | vagabond - wolfmother | reflections - misterwives | i am mine - brooke waggoner | manhattan - mozella | please speak well of me - the weepies
Becoming a cold hearted bitch wasn’t really what I planned to do with my life but here I am
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul Day 2
In the first part of this series looking at solo female travel, I spoke to blogger and traveller Lauren Meshkin about her solo travel experiences and whether she had any advice for potential, but concerned female travellers. Turns out there are many of you out there who want to see the world but won’t because you have no one to go with and you’re concerned about your safety. Fair enough, I suppose. You can go anywhere in the world and face a multitude of different health and safety hurdles. No where on earth can boast a crime and danger free society. But is fear alone a good enough reason for not experiencing new things, new food, new places and new people? Couldn’t you just eliminate that fear through forward planning and research?
In this second part of the series, I continue what I started in part one. My aim is to encourage you girls to book that ticket to that place you really want to go to regardless of whether you have a travel companion. To avoid giving my own advice (because what nervous woman needs a man telling them they’ll be fine), I’ve been in touch with another Lauren, this time Lauren Farmer (laurenfarmer.com), a talented blogger, photographer and social media consultant living in New York City. I asked her what she would say if faced with a nervous potential solo traveller.The greatest advice I’d give to someone debating whether or not they would enjoy traveling alone is to simply, BUY THE TICKET. I will be the first to admit that it is a truly fulfilling experience to travel with friends and family, to strengthen your bonds back home through a moment, a challenge or a story you share while away. However, in my life, the adventures I have experienced on my own or with a fellow solo traveler I’ve met along the way have been just as meaningful and memorable as those I had a partner for.
Kassel, Germany (by Blick-licht)