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Hi, I’m Shelley…

I help women like you cross Solo Travel and Mexico Travel off your bucket list!

I’m a former Miami travel magazine editor who ditched the office for the world!

Well… that’s the short, sweet and neat version. The real version’s a little more imperfect, a lot more scary and actually, I became a solo traveler on accident 😳

Like most unplanned things, it empowered me in ways I never imagined!

Take The Hero’s Journey with me, and see why I say Solo travel is the quickest form of therapy ⤵

Solo Travel Podcast

A podcast about Solo travel, Mexico travel and solo travel in Mexico

Solo travel is freedom. It is one of the quickest paths to personal growth and empowerment!

Have you been dreaming about it, but unsure if you have the confidence to travel solo? If so, Dream To Destination is the solo female travel podcast for you!

Dreaming of traveling to Mexico? All the solo travel podcast content centers around Mexico travel — though, it’s totally applicable to solo travel in all countries. 

Listen now on your favorite podcast provider.


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Mexico Travel Blogs

Oaxaca Food: 15 Best Traditional Oaxacan Food & Drinks

Discover the best Oaxaca food — like mole & tlayudas! Oaxacan food is very regional & Oaxaca City is considered the Foodie Capital of Mexico.

33 Mexico Pueblos Magicos That Truly Look & Feel Magical

Discover the best Mexico pueblos magicos! In total, there are 132 Mexico magic towns — with the 33 must see pueblos magicos featured here.

BEST Mexico Gifts for Christmas, Mother’s Day & All Occasions

Looking for the perfect Mexico gifts? Discover the best and most unique Mexican gifts for any occasion — sure to wow any Mexico travel lover.

ULTIMATE Mexico City Solo Travel Guide for Female Travelers

Traveling to Mexico City alone as a woman? You’ve found the right article for Mexico City solo travel tips & advice — as I used to live there!

VRBO Mexico City: Condesa & Roma Norte’s Best Home Rentals

Discover the Top 10 VRBO Mexico City rentals! They are all located in the two best neighborhoods in Mexico City — Roma Norte & La Condesa.

25 Best Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan: Chichen Itza, Tulum Ruins, Coba

Ready to see the best Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan? Discover the Top 25 Mayan Ruins of Mexico here — pinned to a handy Mayan Ruins Map for you!

25 Safest Cities in Mexico to Visit & Safest Beaches in Mexico

Discover the safest cities in Mexico! This Top 25 Safest Places in Mexico to Vacation List has info on the best Mexico beaches & safe cities.

Valladolid Mexico Travel Guide: Best Things to Do, Cenotes, Hotels

The ULTIMATE Valladolid, Mexico travel guide! Discover the best things to do in Valladolid, restaurants, Valladolid cenotes, hotels and more.

Renting A Car in Mexico: Everything You Need to Know

Looking into renting a car in Mexico? You’re in the right place to discover everything about Mexico car rentals & Mexico car rental insurance.

Digital Nomad Mexico City Guide 2021: Where to Stay & Co-Work

Digital nomad Mexico City life is good! With a low cost of living, 6 month visa, & tacos — It’s one of the best Mexico digital nomads cities.

¡Mexico es mágico!

Mexico is magical! From beaches and mountains, to colonial cities and pueblos magicos (magic towns), tropical cenotes and cactus-filled deserts, Mexico has something for everyone.

I have traveled solo to 14 of 32 states in Mexico now, and even lived in 3 — Mexico City, Oaxaca and Yucatan State (Merida)! Now, I use my expertise and knowledge to help with Mexico trip planning.

Time is our one non-renewable resource, so save yours with my travel planning help.

Solo Travel Blogs

Going On Vacation Alone: 30 Tips for Solo Female Travelers

Planning for some solo travel on a vacation alone? Here are 30 tips for traveling alone from the experts — ie. other women who have done it!

5 STAR Solo Female Travel Podcast: Dream To Destination

Looking for a new Travel Podcast?  You’ve found it — the Dream To Destination solo female travel podcast is a Mexico travel podcast meets solo travel podcast — and sometimes, a podcast about solo travel in Mexico. Tune in each Monday, when host Shelley and guests...

Mexico Solo Travel: 20 SAFE Destinations for Female Travelers

Need advice on solo travel Mexico destinations? All 20 places featured here come recommended by female solo travelers who have actually been!

Solo Travel FAQ

Will I be safe as a solo female traveler?

I wish this question has an officially official answer, but it doesn’t. What I can definitively tell you is that I have been safe as a solo female traveler & so have countless other women! Check out my blog Mexico Solo Travel: How to be Safe and Crush It to see how I did it.

Am I too introverted/shy to travel solo?

One of my favorite myths to dispell! Honestly, I really think solo travel is best suited for introverts. Sound illogical?! Think about it: Extroverts don’t crave that level of alone time, so they’d probably make terrible solo travelers. Want more reasons introverts make the ideal solo traveler? Head to this blog, 5 Effective Ways to Overcome Solo Travel Anxiety.

Will I get homesick/lonely/bored while solo traveling?

Honestly… you probably will feel all of these feeling at some point. However, the real question here is — Are you “shoulding” all over your trip?!

Just what does that cheeky pun mean? It means are you telling yourself “this is how I should feel while I’m travling solo.” By thinking that it would be bad to feel homesick, you’re basically turning a very normal emotion into something to be feared. Make sense? 

Head to the Afraid to Travel Alone? These 5 Powerful Tips Will Help blog to see why you just might get homesick, but why you shouldn’t let it bother you.

How do I prepare for my first solo trip?

First off, YASS! It sounds like you’re really considering solo travel!

So, let’s talk mindset: From learning how to love being solo, to embracing the uncertainty of traveling alone, to how to hear your intuition — I covered it all in my Your First Trip Alone: How Social Distancing Prepared You blog.

What if I don't like the place I'm visiting?

This can happen! It has, in fact, happened to me in the travel destinations I’ve built up too much in my head. For this reason, I always recommend having an Exit Strategy or Plan B. Check out 5 Reasons Why Mexico is One of the Best First Time Solo Travel Destinations for more info on what I mean about having a Plan B.

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