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Travel at its core is a very humbling experience as it teaches you to recognize just how big the world is around you - especially when you're exploring alone. There are several factors of to consider when deciding if solo travel is right for you. Check out my articles below for insight about my solo travel experiences and what I've learned along the way.

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20 Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Next Trip Abroad (+ Pictures!)

I don’t know about you, but amid all the chaos and heartbreak of 2020 and 2021 my desire to travel abroad has grown exponentially stronger than before. Despite the disappointment of cancelled flights and travel plans cut short, this time has given travelers the chance to be introspective and appreciate everything that travel can do […]

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central Asia

Eurasia

Belarus

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Kazakhstan

EASTERN EUROPE

eastern europe

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Pssst - Where are the rest?

As of right now, I have not hit my goal of traveling to all 15 former Soviet republics - I'm a working girl, cut me some slack! In the meantime, however, I am doing a ton of research to plan these future trips. Interested in seeing what online resources I use to create an itinerary to ensure my travels are educational, thorough, and, most important of all, safe?

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