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Hawaii For First Timers: A Quick Guide To Plan Your Trip

Visiting Hawaii for the first time is so exciting and is everything you’d expect and more. Hawaii is known for its breathtaking beaches, gorgeous green mountains, botanical gardens, and extravagant waterfalls. There are also different fun and exciting things to do in Hawaii that include surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, zip lining, hiking, and so many more […]

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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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Destinations to Travel to if It’s Your First Time Traveling with a Partner

If you’re used to traveling alone, you may be less than thrilled about the prospect of taking a trip with  someone else for the first time. How will you ever pick a place where there are things that both of you like? It all comes down to who your travel partner is, and what you […]

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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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Your Complete Guide For Applying Long Term Visa to Spain

8AM. 1 hour to go. I am sitting here on the bench in front of the Spain embassy building. My scheduled appointment is at 9AM. I need to prove to the Spanish consulate that I am worthy of a long-term visa to their motherland. I am clutching in my hand a long plastic envelope containing documents of […]

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Top 10 Travel Books to Inspire Your Inner Wanderlust

Travel books are a part of my packing list to somewhere gorgeous. I pack the real thing, the paperback edition and, yes, I even have an old fashioned hallmark card bookmark. There is a lot of waiting times at the airport and while in transit. I make use of this free time by reading. I […]

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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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Top 5 Tips on Being Safe and Smart When Travelling Solo

When travelling solo,  you are responsible for your own safety and the consequences of your actions. Even in this modern day and age, it is still a man’s world out there. They still consider us females the weaker sex. Even if you are courageous enough to get out there and travel the world, it still best […]

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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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Great Destinations for the First Time Solo Traveller

I bet your biggest question when you do decide to do a solo travel is, “Go where?” When you google the words “great destinations solo travel”, the results can be pretty overwhelming. Sometimes it even makes the entire itinerary planning more complex. But really it should not. To help you nail down which destination you […]