Taking ‘gender’ out of the travel equation

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.

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Reflection Time

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.

To read more, wander on over the Traveling Solo Dolo page and you’ll find my reflection piece, Come meet me half way.

Also, I’m always looking for ways to improve my blog, writing, images, content, etc. Any and all feedback is encouraged and welcomed!

Thanks fam!

– AM

My ultimate public transportation fail & what I learned from it

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.

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