Gender equality and social views on women are issues that places all over this world still struggle with. So it is to no surprise that when a woman is traveling alone, it’s conceived by most to be more dangerous and risky than it would be for a man.
In this interesting Huffington Post article by Elizabeth Sharma, What men need to know about women who travel solo, she shares her insights after encountering a man who attempts to inform her of the danger she could find herself in during her stay in South Africa.
Continue reading “Taking ‘gender’ out of the travel equation”
As I surpass the halfway point of my trip, I decided to write a reflection piece on Forever En Route. In this piece, I highlight a few of the challenges I’ve faced, insight on other solo female travelers I’ve met, and a handful of life takeaways I’ve learned through traveling.
Continue reading “Reflection Time”
My first week at my second Workaway stay has quickly coming to a close. Wednesday & Thursday were my first days off so I decided to do some exploring!
Continue reading “A day off calls for a day trip!”
Up until I set off for my second Workaway, I thought I had it down pact when it came to public transportation. I made my way through Denmark, Amsterdam and Madrid with little to no issues. So why would traveling down to Southern Spain be any different? Well, a lot. That’s the answer I discovered the hard way.
Continue reading “My ultimate public transportation fail & what I learned from it”
After bouncing around from Copenhagen to Amsterdam to Madrid, I am finally settling in at my second Workaway volunteer stay in Conil de la Frontera, Spain!
Continue reading “Bring on volunteer stay numero dos!”
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” —Madeleine Albright
Continue reading “Happy International Women’s Day!”
Traveling for the first time solo, I wouldn’t necessarily classify myself as a “goner” but I definitely should not have had it as easy as I have. This is all thanks to the kindness of strangers.
Continue reading “Annie’s Take Away Tuesday – Pay it forward”
Annie’s Take Away Tuesdays focus on situations I’ve reflected on and lessons learned from throughout my week. See what this week’s Take Away is.
Continue reading “Annie’s Take Away Tuesday – Patience is a Virtue.”
It’s been a busy week with much to get accustomed too. Check out what I’ve been up to in my first Workaway stay!
Continue reading “Let’s catch you up to speed”
The much anticipated trip abroad has commenced and, naturally, I panicked. Click above to see how I kept calm and kept moving on!
Continue reading “It’s happening! Do. Not. Panic.”