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Hi, I’m Shelley

I help women cross Solo Travel & Mexico Travel off their bucket list!

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

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

Like most unplanned things, however, it has empowered & fulfilled me in ways I could never have imagined!

Click to link below to take The Hero’s Journey with me, and see why I say Solo Travel is the quickest form of therapy!

Love podcasts?

A Solo travel meets Mexico travel podcast 

Solo travel is freedom. It is one of the quickest paths to personal growth & 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 all countries. 

Listen now on your favorite podcast provider.

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Solo Travel

How to Travel Alone for the First Time: 10 Useful Tips

Ready to learn how to travel alone for the first time? You landed (🛬 pun intended) on the right blog, as I have traveled solo for years now!

111 of the Most Inspirational Solo Female Travel Quotes by Women

Searching for inspirational solo female travel quotes? …Ones that are, you know, actually said by women?! This blog has 111 to inspire you!

5 Reasons Mexico is the Best First Time Solo Travel Destination

Researching first time solo travel destinations? As a longtime solo traveler in Mexico, I’m here to tell you 5 reasons why MEXICO IS IT!

Hridaya Yoga Mexico: Everything You Need to Know for Your Retreat

Considering a Hridaya Yoga Mexico silent meditation retreat? You’ve come to the right place for info — because I did one in Mazunte, Mexico.

Afraid to Travel Alone? You Need These 5 Powerful Tips

Afraid to travel alone? As a longtime solo traveler, these are my Top 5 proven mental hacks you need to breakthrough your solo travel fear.

Solo Travel Anxiety: 5 Effective Ways to Overcome It

Does the thought of traveling alone give you a case of solo travel anxiety? Here are 5 effective ways you can transcend the most common solo travel anxiety thoughts & fears.

How to Get Awesome Solo Travel Photos + 5 Free Presets

Ready to up your solo travel photos game!? After years of solo travel, I have a tip or two (or 44!) to share! Bonus: Get 5 FREE photography editing presets.

Mexico Solo Travel: 5 Ways to Stay Safe On Your Trip

Wondering is Mexico solo travel safe? As a solo female traveler in Mexico since 2018, I’m sharing how I stayed safe — and how you can too.

Eating Alone While Traveling: How to Overcome Your Fear

Eating alone while traveling can induce solo travel anxiety. If the thought of solo dining has you feelin’ scared, you need these tips!

Your First Trip Alone: How Social Distancing Prepared You

Thinking about your first trip alone? Post-quarantine, you may be in a unique situation: No one to travel with & some serious wanderlust!

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.

Mexico Travel

Tulum Beach House Rentals: The 10 Best Airbnbs for 2021

Ready to book your Tulum beach house Airbnb? You’re in the right place because the 10 most stunning beachfront Tulum Airbnbs are right here🏝

Tulum On A Budget: 10 Ways to Make Your Trip Affordable

Planning for Tulum on a budget? Though not known as one of the most budget-friendly Mexico travel destinations, it can be with these 10 Tips.

The Ultimate Packing List for Mexico + FREE Printable Checklist

Putting together your travel packing list for Mexico? This guide covers everything you need to pack for a Mexico city & Mexico beach vaction.

Is Playa del Carmen Open for Travel Right Now? [Updated Jan. 2021]

Wondering Is Playa del Carmen open? It sure is — and this article will tell you everything to need to know about Mexico travel during Covid.

Tulum Glamping: 11 Best Airbnbs to Book in 2021

Tulum glamping on your travel bucket list?! Let’s book you an Airbnb then — because this boho beach town really is Mexico’s glamping mecca!

Tulum Airbnbs: 11 Best Under $99 Options You Need to Book

Ready to book a Tulum Airbnb? This Mexico travel destination isn’t always known as being budget-friendly — but it can be with these Airbnbs.

The 25 Must See Yucatan Peninsula Travel Destinations in 2021

Discover the must see Yucatan Peninsula destinations! From cenotes to Mayan ruins, here are the 25 best places to visit in Mexico’s Yucatan.

12 Stunning Airbnbs in Merida Mexico You Need to Book Now

Ready to book your Merida, Mexico Airbnb? You’re in the right place because I live in Merida — and I’m sharing all my insider info with you.

11 Best Things to Do in Centro Historico Mexico City + Free Map

Centro Historico Mexico City is full of amazing things to do! Discover 11 of the must sees, must dos and must eats in CDMX right here.

20 Unique Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Looking for unique things to do in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico? The best things to do, see & eat are right here — waiting for you to discover.

¡Mexico es mágico!

Mexico really is magical… from beaches & mountains, to colonial cities & pueblos mágicos (magic towns), tropical cenotes & cactus-filled deserts, there’s really something for everyone in this country!

I have traveled solo to 14 of 32 states in Mexico now, and even lived in 3 — Mexico City, Oaxaca & Yucatán State (Mérida)!  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.

Where are you headed?

Mexico City (CDMX)

North America’s biggest (and dare I say, coolest!) city. From hip neighborhoods, to Aztec history, to street art, and of course, delicious tacos, there’s nowhere on Earth that’s quite like CDMX.

Yucatan Peninsula

It’s all in the Yucatán! Go from the beaches of Tulum + Holbox Island, to the colonial cities of Merida + Valladolid, to the Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza & Coba… and so much more.

Oaxaca: City + Beaches

Oaxaca City + Coastal Oaxaca are world’s apart! From world-class surfing in Puerto Escondido, to world-class eating in Oaxaca City, you can’t go wrong with Oaxaca.

Guanajuato City

Get your camera ready! Guanajuato is home to two of Mexico’s most picturesque destinations: San Miguel de Allende + Guanajuato City. 

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