5 STAR Solo Female Travel Podcast: Dream To Destination

Mar 22, 2021 | 0 comments

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 discuss solo travel topics including:

In short, Dream To Destination is all about turning your dream of solo travel into the destination of where you’re headed!

While you’ll certainly hear why that should be Mexico, the solo travel tips in the podcast work for all solo travel destinations.

✈️ Mexico solo travel travel destinations: Head to this article, Solo Travel in Mexico: 20 Destinations You Need To Visit, where 20 solo female travelers talk about their experiences traveling alone to the top Mexico destinations.

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As no other podcast merges Mexico travel and solo travel, fans have responded by giving Dream To Destination a perfect 5 Star rating on Apple Podcasts. It is also ranked #2 on Feedspot in the Mexico podcast category.

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Meet Your Host!

Solo female mexico travel in Izamal Mexico, the yellow city, a pueblo magico (magic town colonial town that it completely painted yellow

In early 2018, Shelley sold everything she owned, intending to start an online career so she could have location independence.

The plan was to travel for one year, and try to figure it all out. The trip started in Mexico City in April 2018… and, well, she’s still in Mexico!

With no plans whatsoever to stay in Mexico, she ended up falling in love with Mexico City at first sight — and decided to just keep exploring Mexico for the year.

Now, years later, she lives in Mexico full time in the Yucatan Peninsula in the beautiful colonial city of Merida. However, before settling down, she traveled solo to 14 states in Mexico, falling deeper in love with Mexico and solo travel, along the way.


Solo Female Travel Podcast Episodes

First Time Solo Travel

Episode 29 | Pt. 1: How to Travel Alone for the First Time

Part two continues in the next episode.

Always dreamt of solo travel? Is your first solo trip coming up — and you’re unsure how to feel about it?? This is the podcast episode for you!

I traveled solo throughout Mexico and Guatemala for years, and I’m spilling the tea on all my tried and true pro tips for traveling alone. As you might imagine, after years of solo travel, I have quite a bit of knowledge to share with you, so this is a two-part episode.

✍️ Based on this blog — How to Travel Alone for the First Time: 10 Useful Tips

Category: Solo Travel Podcast

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Episode 30 | PT. 2: HOW TO TRAVEL ALONE FOR THE FIRST TIME

This continuation of last week’s episode offers more tips for solo travelers.

Always dreamt of solo travel? Is your first solo trip coming up — and you’re unsure how to feel about it? This is the podcast episode for you!

I traveled solo throughout Mexico and Guatemala for years, and I’m spilling the tea on all my tried & true pro tips for traveling alone. As you might imagine, after years of solo travel, I have quite a bit of knowledge to share with you, so this had to be a two-part episode.

✍️ Based on this blog — How to Travel Alone for the First Time: 10 Useful Tips

Category: Solo Travel Podcast

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Episode 23 | Nina’s Top 10 first time solo travel hacks

Ready to take your first solo trip? This is the podcast for you! Nina, of the blog Nina Out and About, joins me to talk about how to turn potential first time solo travel mistakes and mishaps — into definite first time solo trip wins and successes.

We discuss 10 mistakes first time solo travelers often make, and some ways to correct each one of them.

✍️ Based on this blog — 10 Mistakes First-Time Solo Travelers Make

Category: Solo Travel Podcast

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Episode 1 | How social distancing prepped you for solo travel

Is your first trip alone on your mind?

Now that we can finally begin to travel again, you may be finding yourself with a serious case of wanderlust — but no travel partner, as not everyone is ready to travel yet.

If this will be your first solo trip and you have no idea what to expect, hopefully this episode will give you the confidence you need. Tune in to shine a spotlight on the Top 5 ways quarantine and social distancing prepared you for solo travel.

✍️ Based on this blog — Your First Trip Alone: How Social Distancing Prepared You

Categories: Solo Travel Podcast

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Overcoming Fear & Anxiety

Episode 46 | Brittany overcomes fear & anxiety through travel

Brittany, of the blog She Goes With Purpose, a self-proclaimed homebody who loves solo travel, says “I don’t believe that anyone is truly fearless.”

In this episode of the podcast, we talk about some of her fears and anxieties about solo female travel, and how she has learned to cope with them, learn from them, and transcend them — and how you can too!

✍️ Based on this blog — How to Travel Forces Me to Face My Fears

Category: Solo Travel Podcast

Episode 19 | Sarah’s 5 reasons you should travel solo

Sarah, of the blog Last Minute Wanders, traveled solo for a longggggg time — as in five years long!

On this episode of the podcast, she talks about her first solo trip, how she thought she made the biggest mistake ever by doing it, and how she pushed through her feelings of anxiety and discomfort, to go on to have the experience of a lifetime.

Tune in for 5 reasons Sarah says you should definitely travel solo too.

✍️ Based on this blog — How to Travel Alone for the First Time: 10 Useful Tips

Category: Solo Travel Podcast

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Episode 18 | 5 ways to overcome solo travel anxiety

Anxious about traveling alone? You landed (pun intended!) on the right solo travel podcast.

Anxiety holds us back from so much we want to do, so you’re not alone. Even as a veteran solo traveler, I feel anxiety while traveling alone from time to time.

This podcast has 5 of the tried and true tips I used throughout my last few years as a solo traveler to help transcend my anxieties — and they will work for you too!

✍️ Based on this blog — Solo Travel Anxiety: 5 Effective Ways to Overcome It

Category: Solo Travel Podcast

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Episode 07 | Afraid to travel solo? You need these 5 tips

Afraid to travel alone? You’re not alone — as fear is the #1 thing that holds us back from nearly everything we’d like to do.

It is also a totally normal feeling regarding solo travel, and both veteran and those new to solo travel, will feel it from time to time.

This podcast has 5 of the tried and true tips I have personally used throughout my few years as a solo traveler to help transcend and breakthrough my fears and anxieties — and they will work for you too!

✍️ Based on this blog — Afraid to Travel Alone? You Need These 5 Powerful Tips

Category: Solo Travel Podcast

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How to Not Feel Lonely During Solo Travel

Episode 41 | Sue’s 15 Tips to combat loneliness in solo travel

Sue, of the blog Sue Where Why What, has been a solo traveler for more than 30 years!

In this episode of the podcast, we discuss one of the most common reasons women don’t take their first solo trip — They think they will be lonely.

Sue talks what it means to be alone vs lonely, and gives 15 Tips to combat loneliness in solo travel.

✍️ Based on this blog — Alone Vs Lonely – 15 Top Tips For Combatting Loneliness As A Solo Female Traveller

Category: Solo Travel Podcast

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Episode 36 | How to NOT feel lonely during solo travel

One of the biggest questions from first time solo female travelers is — Will I feel lonely? Spoiler alert: You most likely will.

However, loneliness is normal human emotion — and the better question is How do I combat the feelings of loneliness?

In this episode, we’ll chat about some strategies to transcend loneliness while solo traveling, and why feeling occasional loneliness isn’t actually the end of the world.

Category: Solo Travel Podcast

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Eating Alone While Traveling

Episode 12 | Emma’s tips for eating alone while traveling

Emma, of the blog Forever Lost in Travel, discusses how she overcame her fears, and got comfortable dining solo while traveling.

Although she describes dinner for one as “the scariest part of traveling alone,” she has developed about 15 of her own tips and tricks for confidently dining alone while traveling — from picking the exact seat you want to taking your time while eating — and we’re discussing them all on this episode of the podcast.

✍️ Based on this blog — Eating Alone While Traveling: Tips For Solo Dining

Category: Solo Travel Podcast

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Episode 2 | How to confidently dine solo

Does just thinking about solo dining and eating out alone while traveling make you feel anxious? If so, you’re in the right place.

In fact, I’m going to let you in on a little secret right off the bat: Even for veteran solo travelers, eating out alone isn’t always comfortable.

✍️ Based on this blog — Eating Alone While Traveling: How to Overcome Your Fear

Category: Solo Travel Podcast

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Making Friends During Solo Travel

Episode 35 | Heather’s 11 Tips for making friends during solo travel

Heather, of the blog Heather Begins, left the U.S. corporate world after 25 years to travel the world solo!

Throughout the last four years, she has slow traveled to more than 20 countries, making new and lifelong friends all along the way.

In this episode, she gives 11 tips on how to make friends as a solo traveler — and explains why it’s much easier than you think!

✍️ Based on this blog — 10 Ways To Make Friends When Solo Traveling The World

Category: Solo Travel Podcast

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Trusting Your Intuition

Episode 24 | Trusting your intuition while solo traveling

I often refer to solo travel as “the quickest form of therapy” because of all the lessons I learned about myself, some seemingly overnight!

One of the biggest was to always trust my intuition (AKA inner voice, higher self, etc.). As a solo traveler, I made it a point to never question my intuition — and by never, I do mean never ever.

Tune in to learn how to become BFFs with your intuition, just like I did.

✍️ Based on this blog — 25+ Important Lessons Learned from Traveling the World

Category: Solo Travel Podcast

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Solo Travel Photography

Episode 9 | How to get awesome solo travel photos

Do you want to learn how to get beautiful solo travel photos, and take your travel photography game to the next level? If so, you’re in the right place.

Why? I have been traveling solo and taking photos for the last 2-plus years… so I’ve learned a thing or two. Or 44! In this podcast, I’m going to pass that knowledge on to you.

✍️ Based on this blog — How to Get Awesome Solo Travel Photos + 5 Free Presets

Category: Solo Travel Podcast

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Solo Female Travel Podcast episodes: Solo travel in Mexico

The concept of the Dream To Destination podcast is twofold: solo travel, and also Mexico travel.

If you’re a solo female traveler, who also wants to travel to Mexico, tune into the episodes below, and also head to our Mexico travel podcast page. There, you’ll hear from Dream To Destination podcast host Shelley, and fellow female travelers, about topics ranging from:

If you’re wondering how to stay safe in Mexico while traveling alone, tune in to the solo travel in Mexico podcasts featured below. You’re going to find yourself surprised by how many women will tell you they felt completely safe in Mexico.

✈️ Mexico solo travel travel destinations: Head to this article, Solo Travel in Mexico: 20 SAFE Destinations for Female Travelers, where 20 solo female travelers talk about their experiences traveling alone to the top Mexico destinations.

Las Coloradas pink lakes, Yucatan
Teotihuacan pyramids, Mexico City
Cenote Calavera, Tulum

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Episode 48 | Kelli talks Mexico van life

Kelli of the blog, The Vanabond Tales, along with her partner, Eddie, traveled Mexico in their Chevy van for about six months straight!

In this episode of the podcast we discuss the #1 question about van life in Mexico, and Mexico travel in general: Is Mexico travel safe?

We also cover what you need to know to drive into Mexico, the best app for van life, if you need to know Spanish for van life in Mexico, and much more.

✍️ Based on this blog — Is it Safe to Drive Through Mexico? The Ultimate Van Life Guide

Category: Mexico Solo Travel Podcast

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Episode 44 | Louisa talks van life in Mexico

Louisa, AKA The Off Grid Girl, was on sabbatical from work as a pilot in Denver, and decided to buy a camper and do some solo travel in Mexico for six months!

In this episode of the podcast we talk about solo female travel in Mexico, what it’s like to drive in Mexico, her adventures going to about half the states in the country, adopting a kitten named Paquito on the side of the road — and why listening to your intuition is the best piece of solo travel advice.

🚐💨 Connect with Louisa and see all her travel photos on Instagram, @theoffgridgirl

Category: Mexico Solo Travel Podcast

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Episode 40 | Tips for safe solo travel in Mexico

One of the biggest questions in the Mexico travel world is — Is Mexico safe for travel?

While this question has no real answer (I wish it did!), I am offering 20 Tips on how to travel to Mexico as safely as possible.

I have been to 14 out of 32 states now, most as a solo traveler, and encountered no safety issues at all — Find out how I stayed safe in this episode… And how you can too.

✍️ Based on this blog — Safe Travel in Mexico: 20 Tips for Solo Female Travelers

Category: Mexico Solo Travel Podcast

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Episode 34 | Planning your first Mexico solo trip

Wondering where to visit in Mexico on your first solo trip?

There are the obvious big destinations, like Tulum and Mexico City, but there are also some great off the beaten path places like Bacalar and Guanajuato. However, deciding where to go comes down to one key element — your trip goal.

Check out this week’s episode of the podcast to find out what this means, and all the other things to consider when planning Mexico travel.

Category: Mexico Solo Travel Podcast

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Episode 33 | Rose talks about her solo travel in Mexico

Rose, of the blog Where Goes Rose, spent six months traveling all around Mexico having a solo travel adventure, before she had to cut the trip short due to Covid.

She went to more than 10 states in Mexico, and shares tips, advice and recommendations for traveling to destinations all over Mexico, from the big cities of Guadalajara and Mexico City, to smaller towns and unique Mexico destinations like San Miguel de Allende and Oaxaca.

✍️ Based on this blog — Solo Female Travel in Mexico: A Complete Guide

Category: Mexico Solo Travel Podcast

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Episode 31 | Daria talks about her Yucatan solo travel

Daria, of the blog The Discovery Nut, offers up Mexico tips for solo travel and general travel in the Yucatan Peninsula.

This popular area — considered one of the safest in Mexico — includes Cancun, Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Merida, Valladolid, Cozumel Island, Isla Mujeres, and more!

Daria spent one month in the Yucatan, some of it as a solo female traveler, and shares her best advice on exploring this region of Mexico.

✍️ Based on this blog — Tips for Mexico: Everything You Need to Know

Category: Mexico Solo Travel Podcast

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Episode 28 | Marquita talks about her solo travel in Tulum

Marquita, “The Traveling Twin Mama” of the blog Marquita’s Travels, spoke with me about making the time to travel! She is a busy mom to twin boys, and works full time…. but still makes the time for solo travel.

We discuss why solo travel is important, and her last solo trip to Tulum, Mexico, where she says she was able to rediscover herself, create memories, and re-fill her own cup.

✍️ Based on this blog — Hey Mama, Take that Solo Vacation

Categories: Mexico Solo Travel Podcast, Tulum Podcast

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Episode 25 | Leigh talks traveling solo to Mexico City

Mexico City is amazing, and despite what the mainstream media might lead you to believe, it’s a safe place to travel.

Leigh, of the blog Campfires and Concierges, joins me to talk about her not one, but two, solo trips to Mexico City. That’s right, she loved it so much she visited a second time!

Get practical travel tips, Mexico City neighborhood recommendations, and more from this veteran CDMX visitor.

✍️ Based on this blog — Tips for Traveling to Mexico City as a Solo Female

Category: Mexico Solo Travel Podcast

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Episode 04 | Janine’s take on solo female travel safety in Mexico

Fellow Mexico travel blogger Janine, of Janine In The World, joins me to further examine the “Is Mexico safe?” question.

From her blog: This is BY FAR the most frequently asked question about Mexico in the travel spaces I frequent. The thing is, it’s not actually a very useful question… [because] the answers that typically follow “Is Mexico safe?” tend to be unhelpful at best and flat-out racist at worst.

✍️ Based on this blog — Is Mexico Safe? Tips for Solo Female Travel in Mexico

Category: Mexico Solo Travel Podcast

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Episode 03 | My take on solo female travel safety in Mexico

…If I had a peso for every time I’ve been asked “Is Mexico safe?” 🤣

In all seriousness, the answer to “Is Mexico safe?” is quite complex; but from my experience as a solo female traveler in Mexico who’s been to about half the states — Yes, it has been safe for me.

In this episode, I’m going to tell you some ways I stayed a safe solo female traveler, and how you can too.

✍️ Based on this blog — Safe Travel in Mexico: 20 Tips for Solo Female Travelers

Category: Mexico Solo Travel Podcast

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Female Travel Stories

Episode 39 | Kylie’s 5 Tips for being a mindful traveler

We all miss travel — but when it’s safe to move freely again, What will you do different?

Kylie, of the blog Kylie Nathan, spent some time teaching English in Thailand and doing both group and solo travel through Asia. Relatively new to solo travel, she says she learned the art of slow travel and mindful travel while venturing out on her own.

Tune in to this week’s episode for 5 EASY tips anyone can put into practice and become a more mindful traveler.

✍️ Based on this blog — Do these 5 Simple Things to Become A More Mindful Traveler in 2021

Category: Travel Podcast

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Episode 37 | Michelle talks getting paid to travel the world

Michelle, of the blog Wander Eat Write, has traveled to all 7 continents, on all 7 seas — for $0!

She has done everything from teaching English abroad in Japan, to being a youth counselor on cruise ships, to even living and working in Antarctic at a U.S. research facility.

We talk about the highs and lows of this lifestyle, and how with some sacrifices, anyone can get paid to travel, just like Michelle.

✍️ Based on this blog — 7 Continents and 7 Seas: How I got paid to travel the world

Category: Travel Podcast

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Episode 27 | Flavia talks Latinx solo travel

Flavia, of the blog Latina Traveler, spoke with me about everything from her involvement with Latino World Travelers, an organization that promotes Latinx travel and connects Latinx travelers, to her dissertation on the lack of BIPOC representation in the travel industry, and also her first big solo trip.

In 2017, she traveled solo for about two months to Colombia and Panama, where she learned about the kindness of strangers during a mudslide, and the importance of trusting your intuition above all as a solo traveler. 

✍️ Based on this blog — Solo Travel Escapades in Colombia and Panama

Category: Travel Podcast

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Episode 22 | Ten days in silent meditation

Do you think you could stay silent for 10 straight days? Are you considering a Vipassana silent retreat?

You’ve come to the right place for info, because I did a 10-day silent meditation retreat in Mazunte, a pueblo magico (magic town) in Oaxaca, Mexico.

To those considering doing the same, this podcast has everything you need to know before, during and after your retreat… as well as my spiritual breakthrough and the lessons I learned in silence.

✍️ Based on this blog — Hridaya Yoga Mexico: Everything You Need to Know for Your Retreat

Category: Travel Podcast

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Episode 21 | Carrie talks making time to travel

Do you have a “good” excuse as to why you “can’t” find the time or money or whatever to travel?

Carrie, of the blog Overworked and Undertraveled, joins me to talk about how to reframe your excuses (yes — they are excuses!), make a travel plan, and start crossing some destinations off your bucket list…. using the same method she did!

We also talk about why travel is good for your overall mental health, and other related topics.

✍️ Based on this blog — Guide to Making Time To Travel

Category: Travel Podcast

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Episode 17 | Kathryn talks La Catrina from Day of the Dead

Kathryn, of Vivien Travel, joins me to discuss La Catrina — the skeletal icon of Mexico’s famed Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday.

La Catrina’s origins and significance are as complex as the last century of Mexican history, but today, she represents, among other things, Mexico’s choice to live joyfully in the face of death… and even celebrate it, both during Dia de los Muertos and year-round.

We also talk about the Day of the Dead holiday, which showcases one of the vast differences between Mexican and U.S. cultures with our divergent views on death.

✍️ Based on this blog — Do you have a bucket list?

Category: Travel Podcast

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Episode 13 | Elizabeth has learned 8 languages

Travel blogger Elizabeth, of Adventures In Fluency, joins me to talk about the importance of learning (at least the basics of) the language before visiting another country.

To date, she has learned eight languages, and explains all the ways this has benefitted her personally, as well as the ways it helped her while traveling.

For those who don’t think they can learn a language, Elizabeth explains that you absolutely can — and exactly how to make learning it fun.

✍️ Based on this blog — Why should you learn the language before you travel?

Category: Travel Podcast

HAVE QUESTIONS, OR SOLO female PODCAST TOPIC SUGGESTIONS

Have any solo travel questions — or even solo female travel podcast topic suggestions? I’d love to hear from you in the comments down below!


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

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