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Dream To Destination

Dream To Destination

By Shelley Marmor
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? Join Shelley of TravelMexicoSolo.com each Monday to learn the tried & true tips, tricks & mindset hacks she used while traveling solo in Mexico for 2.5 years! If you're ready to turn your Dream of solo travel into your Destination, this podcast was made for you. Like what you hear? Please rate and review the podcast! It helps other travelers find the show.
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16 • Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico
There's no better time in Mexico than during Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead)! There are a few large celebrations in various parts of the country — but nothing compares to the festivities in Oaxaca City during this Mexican holiday.  While the 2020 celebration was cancelled, you should know that NOW is a good time to start thinking about planning for in 2021! Check out the podcast to see why I say this... as well as everything you need to know about celebrating Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca, Mexico. • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/day-of-the-dead-in-oaxaca-everything-you-need-to-know • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo
56:39
October 19, 2020
15 • Pt. 2: Travel off the beaten path in Oaxaca
Mexico's off the beaten path travel destinations are kinda my thing! Looking to travel to some Mexico hidden gems? If so, you’re in the right place… and you’ve come to the right guide. In this podcast, we're going to be discussing my absolute favorite place: Oaxaca! Why Oaxaca? You might be wondering. Oaxaca, in a word, is magical. I really believe that Oaxaca (pronounced wa-ha-ka) is the Mexico people imagine Mexico to be! • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/traveling-to-oaxaca-heres-everything-you-need-to-know • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Dream To Destination FB Group: facebook.com/groups/dreamtodestination • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo
1:01:39
October 12, 2020
14 • Pt. 1: Travel off the beaten path in Mexico
Mexico's off the beaten path travel destinations are kinda my thing! Looking to travel to some Mexico hidden gems? If so, you’re in the right place… and you’ve come to the right guide! In this podcast, we're going to be discussing 4 of my favorites: Bacalar, Guanajuato, Holbox Island & Sayulita. • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/5-hidden-gem-destinations-of-mexico-travel • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Dream To Destination FB Group: facebook.com/groups/dreamtodestination • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo
55:01
October 5, 2020
13 • Elizabeth has learned 8 languages 😳
Travel blogger Elizabeth, of AdventuresInFluency.com, 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 8 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: adventuresinfluency.com/why-should-you-learn-the-language-before-you-travel • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Dream To Destination FB Group: facebook.com/groups/dreamtodestination • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo
54:06
September 28, 2020
12 • Emma's tips for eating alone while traveling
Emma, of the blog Forever Lost in Travel (foreverlostintravel.com), discusses how she overcame her fears & 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 & tricks for confidently dining alone while traveling — from picking the exact seat you want to taking your time while eating — we're discussing them all on this episode of the podcast. • Based on this blog: foreverlostintravel.com/eating-alone-while-traveling-tips-for-solo-dining • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Dream To Destination FB Group: facebook.com/groups/dreamtodestination • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo
57:50
September 21, 2020
11 • 5 reasons Mexico is perfect for U.S. travelers
Let's talk travel destinations & how to pick the best one! In this episode you'll learn 5 reasons why Mexico the ideal destination for U.S. travelers (solo & not-solo!).... but also things to consider when picking a travel destination. We'll also discuss solo travel safety in Mexico, and some general travel safety tips, including enrolling in the free STEP Program. • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/5-reasons-mexico-is-one-of-the-best-first-time-solo-travel-destinations • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Dream To Destination FB Group: facebook.com/groups/dreamtodestination • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo
55:35
September 14, 2020
10 • Naa Adei talks Cancun (& Why it wasn't for her)
Travel blogger Naa Adei (thepursuitofflyness.com) joins me to talk about her Feb. 2020 trip to Cancun... one of Mexico's biggest tourist destinations. With 6+ million visitors annually, Cancun actually ranks as one of the world's most-visited beach towns on the planet — but is it a place everyone will actually enjoy visiting 🤔🤔🤔? • Based on this blog: thepursuitofflyness.com/blog/cancun-my-last-trip-before-corona • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Dream To Destination FB Group: facebook.com/groups/dreamtodestination • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo
1:06:52
September 7, 2020
09 • How to get awesome solo travel photos
Ready to get Professional Enough with your photos? Check out my phone photography course now! 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. Here’s why: 👋I’m Shelley, and I’ve been traveling solo & taking photos for the last 2+ 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: travelmexicosolo.com/how-to-get-awesome-solo-travel-photos • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Dream To Destination FB Group: facebook.com/groups/dreamtodestination • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo
46:09
August 31, 2020
08 • Alex's 35 Tips for Traveling to Mexico
Expat/Travel blogger Alex AKA the Backpacking Brunette (backpackingbrunette.com) joins me to discuss her 35 Tips for Traveling to Mexico for the First Time. Now, don't let the "first time" part of that throw you off! I've been living in Mexico for over 2 years now, and even I learned a thing or two. Alex has also been living in Queretero, Mexico for several years now, which is why you need her travel pro tips! • Based on this blog: backpackingbrunette.com/mexico-travel-tips • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Dream To Destination FB Group: facebook.com/groups/dreamtodestination • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo
1:20:37
August 24, 2020
07 • Afraid to travel solo? You need these 5 tips
Afraid to travel alone? If so, you landed on the right podcast (pun very much intended!). Fear is the #1 thing that holds us back from nearly everything we’d like to do, so you’re not alone. Even as a veteran solo traveler, I feel fear while traveling alone from time to time. This podcast has 5 of the tried & true tips I used throughout my last few years as a solo traveler to help transcend & breakthrough my fears & anxieties — and they will work for you too! • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/afraid-to-travel-alone-these-5-powerful-tips-will-help • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Dream To Destination FB Group: facebook.com/groups/dreamtodestination • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo
48:08
August 17, 2020
06 • Retha talks things to do on Cozumel Island
Travel blogger Retha AKA the Roaming Nanny (roamingnanny.com) joins me to talk about her week-long trip to Cozumel Island in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Cozumel is a popular cruise ship stop — but it's so much more than that! In this podcast, Retha talks about getting her PADI diving certification in Cozumel, snorkeling & diving, renting a car, visiting Mayan ruins, her favorite sunset spot... and even Cozumel's only microbrewery! • Based on this blog: roamingnanny.com/blog/best-things-to-do-in-cozumel-mexico • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Dream To Destination FB Group: facebook.com/groups/dreamtodestination • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo
47:08
August 10, 2020
05 • In Mexico, everyday is Taco Tuesday
I often tell people I had to move to Mexico because everyday is Taco Tuesday! What I never knew was just how many distinct types of tacos there are in Mexico & Mexico City. I'm a bonafide taco addict who spent about 1 year living in Mexico City, eating (well above & beyond) my fair share of tacos. This podcast will tell you everything you need to know about how to & where to eat authentic Mexican tacos while traveling in CDMX! • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/50-of-the-best-tacos-in-mexico-city-free-map • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Dream To Destination FB Group: facebook.com/groups/dreamtodestination • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo
1:05:58
August 3, 2020
04 • Janine's take on solo female travel safety in Mexico
Fellow Mexico travel blogger Janine (janineintheworld.com) 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: janineintheworld.com/is-mexico-safe-tips-for-solo-female-travel-in-mexico • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Dream To Destination FB Group: facebook.com/groups/dreamtodestination • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo
57:02
July 27, 2020
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 — Yes, it has been safe for me. I'm going to tell you some ways I stayed a safe solo female traveler & how you can also. • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/mexico-solo-travel-how-to-be-safe-and-crush-it • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Dream To Destination FB Group: facebook.com/groups/dreamtodestination • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo
50:01
July 20, 2020
02 • How to confidently dine solo
Does just thinking about solo dining & 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: travelmexicosolo.com/eating-alone-while-traveling-how-to-overcome-your-fear • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Dream To Destination FB Group: facebook.com/groups/dreamtodestination • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo
48:12
July 14, 2020
01 • 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’re likely finding yourself in a unique situation… A serious wanderlust itch you want to scratch -but- no one willing to travel! Let's look at 5 ways quarantine & social distancing prepared you for solo travel! • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/your-first-trip-alone-how-social-distancing-prepared-you • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Dream To Destination FB Group: facebook.com/groups/dreamtodestination • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo
36:59
July 14, 2020
00 • Meet your host!
👋Hi, I'm Shelley & this is the About Me episode! It's based on my blog titled "How My First Time Traveling Alone Made Me A Hero" & follows along with Joseph Campell's narrative framework called The Hero's Journey to chronicle my story about how I became a solo traveler in Mexico. • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Dream To Destination FB Group: facebook.com/groups/dreamtodestination • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • TEDEd: youtube.com/embed/Hhk4N9A0oCA • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/how-my-first-time-traveling-alone-made-me-a-hero
40:18
July 14, 2020
Dreaming of Solo Travel?
Solo travel, in a word, is FREEDOM. It is one of the quickest paths to personal growth & empowerment for women! Have you been dreaming about it, but unsure if you have the confidence to travel solo? Well, I’m here to tell you that you most certainly do!
02:09
June 26, 2020