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5 Reasons You Didn’t Get That Schengen Visa

There are a lot of reasons why you didn’t get that Schengen visa. A lot of whys and hows and what-the-hell-happened blank stare. There are currently 26 member states in Europe that form part Schengen Area. Today, the Schengen Area encompasses most EU States, except for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom. However, […]

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My One Essential Travel Writing Tip After a Year of Blogging

It’s been 11 months since I bought my domain name, www.justtravellingsolo.com. After about weeks of tweaking my website, I launched it after a month and created social media platforms where I can promote my pages, photos and videos. Since then, I have written about a hundred articles, shared hundreds of travel photos, shared tips and […]

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How to Say YES! to Solo Travel and New Adventures

Today is the day that I officially quit my job and say “YES!” to solo travel and new adventures. Where am I headed next? No, I don’t know. But one thing for sure, it will be amazing and life changing. I plan to finally do my pilgrimage to El Camino de Santiago via Madrid. I […]

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Ultimate Guide to Your First Solo Backpacking Trip

So what’s all this hype about going solo backpacking somewhere cold and sleeping on stiff bunk beds? Solo backpacking or travelling, whatever you prefer to call it, is leaving home and your dog for an epic adventure on your own, going out of your comfort zone and living on a backpack, spending frugally, in an unfamiliar territory. […]

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Packing 101: What Not to Pack

We all know the routine. We pack our toiletries, gadgets, travel gears, clothes for sleeping, for going out, for formal dinner, for swimming, for walking tours, for what ever activities that you have planned. But when you arrive at your destination, you realise that you pack way too much stuff, all that unnecessary weight making […]

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Should You Still Go? In Spite of Recent Terror Events? Yes!

Over the recent years, there has been a lot of tragic news of terror attacks on tourist spots or crowded capital cities full of innocent people.  More now than before, these terror attacks have been targeted in places where the tourists crowd and hang out. There has been terror attacks on a beach front, rock […]

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3 Things To Make the Most Out of Your Solo Travels

Travelling solo has always been prejudged as depressing and lonely. Mention to someone you’re going backpacking to Europe solo and you immediately get the frown and this, “But why? What are you going to do there alone?”. I’ve had this reaction from some of my friends for quite some time now, but it never bothered me. […]

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[Infographic] How To Save Money For Travel

How to save money for travel is always a big question and a show stopper when it comes to travel plans. But this shouldn’t be the case. I created an infographic to share with you on ways you can start to save money for travel. Some of the suggestions I pointed out may or may not […]

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Forget YOLO. Live Everyday and Die Once.

I always hear this in blogs, posters, shirts. YOLO. You Only Live Once. Why? I mean why do you think you only live once? To me, it doesn’t make sense at all. To me it should be live everyday and forget about dying. I mean it could be tomorrow for all we know. So live […]

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Now What? – My Solo Travel Tips

I’ve been travelling for 12 hours now. I have been unfortunately assigned a seat beside an alcoholic lady who, for like every 5 minutes needs to use the bathroom. I’m in the aisle seat and she’s in the window seat. I know you can imagine how that’s like. I haven’t had a real sleep. After […]