Posts Tagged‘solo travel’

Attempting to Close the Door On the Past

I recently found out that the ex-boyfriend that I’d been back in touch with for six months now had gotten married in the time we were apart, and had simply failed to mention it to me upon reconnecting. Then when I found out and questioned him about it, he said that I “never asked.” It’s probably important to mention that I had indeed asked what he’d been up to since we broke up and what made him decide to move upstate (which it now seems had something to do with his new wife). He did manage to tell me about his change…

My Lasting Impressions and a Goodbye to Taiwan

I left Taiwan in a hurry because of a family emergency, and therefore I didn’t get to do all the things I’d been planning like visit my favorite noodle shop one last time and say goodbye to friends. Maybe it’s for the best, though, because goodbyes are the worst and give me a ton of anxiety anyways and I didn’t know it at the time  but I’d have more than enough sadness waiting for me when I arrived back in the States. When I’d first arrived in Taipei, I posted my first impressions of the city varying from the delicious food…

6 Foods You Must Try in Seoul

The food game in South Korea is strong. With the Korean food scene in other parts of the world starting to blow up, I was excited to see if things were different in Korea, much like how food in China is vastly different from Chinese food in America. But either surprisingly or not, Korean food is true to it’s roots and much of what you’ll find in Korea (at least in my brief experience) is exactly what I’d pictured Korean food to be like, except much more fresh and delicious. Here’s what in my mind are the 6 foods you…

Mastering the Art of Dining Alone

At this point, I’ve probably eaten more meals solo than with dining companions and when you do something frequently enough, you start to prefer it. While it might seem that this is a sad topic, I look at it as quite the opposite. In my mind, being comfortable eating out alone is one of the most obvious signs that someone has the utmost confident in themselves and could care less about what people think. Also, if you’re on the road, you’ve gotta eat, and that shouldn’t be something that stresses you out. Here are a few of my tips so…

Travel Moments I’d Rather Forget: A Thai Taxi

As everyone should already know, traveling isn’t always laying under palm trees sipping cocktails and having amazing life affirming moments worthy of writing whimsical blog posts about. In fact, a majority of the time it’s the exact opposite. I have a pretty significant amount of travel memories that I’d rather forget. Travel Moments I’d Rather Forget will be a new series here on SeegsTravels. I haven’t figured out the frequency yet, but I’m going to share some of my own anecdotal stories that are of this very nature. Maybe they’ll make you laugh. Maybe they’ll shed some insight for your own travels. Either way, I…

How Travel Helped Me Find My Confidence Again

The last year of my life has been anything but a cakewalk. Illnesses and other life-changing events in the families of many of my best friends, my own mother had a stroke and we nearly lost her, and I left the life I’d grown so accustomed to living/working/playing in NYC. They say that big changes in your life are a catalyst for growth. But instead I found myself profoundly stuck, for a long while. Going through these hard things at home made my self-confidence slowly vanish. I didn’t have my normal routine anymore, and not having anything to feel confident about…

Singapore: Pure Bliss for Solo Female Travelers / Foodies / Flashpackers

Singapore’s worldwide reputation is that of an extremely clean, very orderly city. While this is quite true (and can be attested to by the level of seriousness in which they take their crosswalks – you DO NOT walk when not permitted), it’s certainly not all there is to the “Lion City”. Another thing you hear often about Singapore is that you shouldn’t spend too long visiting there because it’s too expensive. Many people only travel there for two days or so as they continue on their Southeast Asian route or continue on to a different Asian metropolis. Now, I’m not going to…

9 Ways to Cope With Feeling Homesick While Traveling

Homesickness can be a great paradox of the traveling spirit. I’m always yearning to be in a far-away land, doing something extremely exotic. Only to get there, and wish I was back home within my comfort zone. It’s something I continue to struggle with, but when I take precautionary measures, it helps immensely. Even for someone who travels as much as I do, I get homesick pretty often. In many cases, because of a time difference, it’s not as easy as just picking up the phone to call a friend/family member. And oftentimes if you do, that will only make the…

The Moment that Changed Everything

One of the themes of this site is Solo Female Travel, among others. I’ve divulged why I made the decision to take my first solo trip to Japan. But that same trip was also what got me hooked on traveling alone. Furthermore, there was an exact moment that changed my perspective not only within the realm of travel, but extending to all my interactions and thus completely changing my entire social life. Here’s the story: In Kyoto, Japan, lies the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. If you’ve never heard of it that doesn’t mean you haven’t seen plenty of pictures as it’s probably one…