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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! ...One of the best places for it? Mexico 🇲🇽 Not convinced!? Join Shelley of Travel Mexico Solo, and other solo female travelers, each Monday to learn all about solo travel, Mexico travel, and solo travel in Mexico! Host Shelley has been living and traveling solo in Mexico since 2018, and now she helps other women cross solo travel & Mexico travel off their bucket list. If you're ready to turn your travel Dream into your travel Destination, this podcast was made for you ✈️
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55 • Merida, Mexico Travel Safety
Curious about Merida, Mexico safe travel? It is actually known as the safest city in Mexico — but you’ve come to the right place to get a more thorough answer to the Is Merida Mexico Safe? — because I have lived in Merida since 2019. In this podcast, I’m sharing all my Merida and Yucatan Peninsula travel tips with you. • Based on this blog: traveltomerida.com/is-merida-mexico-safe • Connect on IG: instagram.com/traveltomerida • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/traveltomerida 🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆
44:23
July 18, 2021
54 • Pt. 2: 30 Solo female travel tips (#14-30)
Need some solo travel tips & advice? The solo travel advice in this podcast comes from the experts — female travel bloggers who have been on solo vacations, and have amazing solo travel info to pass on to you. From how to take epic solo travel photos, to solo travel safety measures and solo travel safety items to pack, it’s all here! Note: This is part 2 of a 2-part podcast. • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/how-to-vacation-alone • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo 🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆
58:26
July 12, 2021
53 • Pt. 1: 30 Solo female travel tips (#1-13)
Need some solo travel tips & advice? The solo travel advice in this podcast comes from the experts — female travel bloggers who have been on solo vacations, and have amazing solo travel info to pass on to you. From how to take epic solo travel photos, to solo travel safety measures and solo travel safety items to pack, it’s all here! (Note: This is part 1 of a 2-part podcast.) • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/how-to-vacation-alone • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo 🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆
42:53
July 5, 2021
52 • Safe solo female travel in Mexico City
Traveling to Mexico City alone? You’ve landed on the right podcast for Mexico City solo travel tips and advice — because I used to live there! That’s right, I spent about a year in Mexico City as a solo female traveler, and have a lot of info to share with you about how you can visit this amazing city and stay safe, just like I did. • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/mexico-city-solo-travel • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo 🏆TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT
42:37
June 28, 2021
51 • Poonam talks 10 benefits of solo travel
Poonam, of blog Rex Angel, took her first solo trip in 2014. Since then, she has been to places including Mexico, London, Paris and Hawaii, all as a solo female traveler! In this episode of the podcast, we discuss 10 benefits of traveling alone, and Poonam offers advice for making the leap and embarking on your first solo female travel experience. • Based on this blog: rexangel.com/benefits-of-traveling-alone • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo 🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT
01:01:04
June 21, 2021
50 • How to start a travel podcast
In honor of my 50th episode, I decided to do an episode about how to start a travel podcast! From narrowing down your niche to what equipment you need, and picking a podcast host, designing your cover art and how to find guests, this will help get you on the right track to starting a podcast for FREE! • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/how-to-start-a-travel-podcast • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo 🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT
49:21
June 14, 2021
49 • Renting a car in Mexico
Looking into a Mexico car rental? You’ve come to the right place, because I live in Mexico, and am going to walk you through the process of renting a car in Mexico. By the end of this article, you’re going to feel confident about the entire Mexico rental procedure, Mexico car insurance rules and you'll get 10 useful tips on driving in Mexico. • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/renting-a-car-in-mexico • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo 🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT
55:35
June 7, 2021
48 • Kelli talks Mexico van life
This week's guest, Kelli of blog The Vanabond Tales, along with her partner, Eddie, traveled Mexico in their Chevy van for about six months! 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: thevanabondtales.com/is-it-safe-to-drive-through-mexico • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo 🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT
01:01:41
May 31, 2021
47 • The ultimate Tulum, Mexico travel guide
Tulum travel planning on your mind? If you’ve never visited Tulum (or even Mexico), the thought of traveling to Tulum might be overwhelming — but by the end of this podcast, you will be a Tulum pro. How do I know? I lived there for a while, and in this episode of the podcast, I'm sharing all my Tulum travel tips with you! • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/ultimate-tulum-travel-guide • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo 🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆
49:42
May 24, 2021
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 week's 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: shegoeswithpurpose.com/how-travel-forces-me-to-face-my-fears • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo 🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT
01:21:41
May 17, 2021
45 • Traveling to Merida, Mexico
Making your Merida, Mexico travel plan? How exciting! If you’ve never visited Merida (or even Mexico), the thought of Merida travel planning might be overwhelming — but by the end of this podcast, you will be a Merida expert! How do I know this?! Well… I live here! In fact, have been living in Merida since July 2019, and I feel I know the city well… and after this podcast, so will you. • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/merida-mexico-travel-guide • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo 🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆
41:29
May 10, 2021
44 • Louisa talks van life in Mexico
Louisa, of @theoffgridgirl, was on sabbatical from work 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 Louise here: instagram.com/theoffgridgirl • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo 🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆
01:13:53
May 3, 2021
43 • 50 Mexico travel tips from a long-time resident
Need useful Mexico travel tips? You’ve come to the right place because, well, I live in Mexico, and also because the 50 best Mexico travel tips are all right here! By the end of this podcast, you’ll discover all the tips for traveling to Mexico that will make your trip smoother, safer and more enjoyable. • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/50-tips-for-mexico-travel • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo 🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆
01:02:34
April 26, 2021
42 • What to pack (and NOT pack) for Mexico
Mexico isn't all beaches and tropical weather, and in fact, Mexico City and Central Mexico are much colder than most people think they are. This episode covers everything you need to know about how to dress and what to wear in Mexico, what to pack for the beaches and what to pack for cities in Mexico — and most importantly, what NOT to pack for Mexico. • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/packing-list-for-mexico • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo 🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆
01:00:46
April 19, 2021
41 • Sue's 15 Tips to combat loneliness in solo travel
🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆This week's guest, Sue, of the blog Sue Where Why What, has been a solo traveler for more than 30 years! On this week's 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: suewherewhywhat.com/alone-vs-lonely • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo
01:17:56
April 12, 2021
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 ISSUES at all — Find out how I stayed safe in this episode... And how you can too. • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/safe-travel-in-mexico • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo 🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆
01:15:29
April 5, 2021
39 • Kylie's 5 Tips for being a mindful traveler
🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆We all miss travel — but when it's safe to move freely again, What will you do different? This week's guest, 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: kylienathan.com/do-these-5-simple-things-to-become-a-more-mindful-traveler-in-2021 • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo
01:04:04
March 29, 2021
38 • How to NOT get sick in Mexico
One of the biggest questions in the Mexico travel world is — Can I drink the water? To quickly answer that, NO, tap water in Mexico isn't safe to drink. While tap water should be avoided (no one drinks it, btw; not even locals!), some people also avoid more than they need to... like street food. There are ways to choose the right street food stand, as well as many other tips on How to NOT get sick in Mexico in this episode for you to discover! • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/how-to-not-get-sick-in-mexico • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo 🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆
52:26
March 22, 2021
37 • Michelle talks getting paid to travel the world
🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆This week's guest, 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: wandereatwrite.com/7-continents-7-seas-how-i-got-paid-to-travel-the-world • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo
01:07:42
March 15, 2021
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: Most likely. 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. • Check out these solo travel blogs: travelmexicosolo.com/solo-travel-blogs • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo 🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆
53:16
March 8, 2021
35 • Heather's 11 Tips for making friends during solo travel
🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆This week's guest, Heather, of the blog Heather Begins, left the U.S. corporate world after 25-years to travel the world solo! In 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: heatherbegins.com/10-ways-to-make-friends-when-solo-traveling-the-world • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo
01:08:49
March 1, 2021
34 • Planning your first Mexico solo trip
🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆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. • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo
54:10
February 22, 2021
33 • Rose talks about her solo travel in Mexico
🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆This week's guest, 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 like San Miguel de Allende and Oaxaca. • Based on this blog: wheregoesrose.com/solo-female-travel-mexico • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo
01:43:44
February 15, 2021
32 • 10 Tips for Tulum, Mexico travel on a budget
Planning your trip to Tulum, Mexico, in the Yucatan Peninsula/Mexican Caribbean? You’re in the right place because I used to live there, and can offer some (ex) local’s tips for how to visit Tulum and not break the bank! Truth be told, this is completely doable, no matter what your budget is —  and I have 10 Tips on how to do it — as well as some tips on how to plan out your overall travel budget. • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/tulum-on-a-budget • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo 🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆
59:18
February 8, 2021
31 • Daria talks about her Yucatan solo travel
🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆This week's guest, 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: thediscoverynut.com/tips-for-mexico-travel • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo
01:16:32
February 1, 2021
30 • Pt. 2: How to Travel Alone for the First Time
🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆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 2-part episode.  • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/how-to-travel-alone-for-the-first-time • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo
01:05:45
January 25, 2021
29 • Pt. 1: How to Travel Alone for the First Time
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 will be a 2-part episode. Tune in next week for even more great tips for the solo traveler. • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/how-to-travel-alone-for-the-first-time • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo 🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆
48:19
January 18, 2021
28 • Marquita talks about her solo travel in Tulum
🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆This week's guest, 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: marquitastravels.com/solo_vacation_for_mom • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo
52:42
January 11, 2021
27 • Flavia talks Latinx solo travel
🏆WE ARE A TOP RATED TRAVEL PODCAST ON FEEDSPOT 🏆This week's guest, 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 2 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: avagailadventures.com/2020/08/27/solo-travel-escapdes-colombia-panama • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo
57:60
January 4, 2021
26 • How to spend 4 days in Mexico City
Traveling to Mexico City? This is the travel itinerary you need in your life! I lived in CDMX, as it's known, for about 1 year, and in this episode, I break down a neighborhood-by-neighborhood itinerary so you'll see all the most amazing sites in a total of 5 neighborhoods. Head to the blog this podcast is based on, travelmexicosolo.com/4-days-in-mexico-city, to get even more Mexico City travel tips, Airbnb recommendations, links to recommended tours, places to eat the best tacos... and more! • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/4-days-in-mexico-city • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo
01:03:14
December 28, 2020
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. My guest this week, Leigh of the blog Campfires and Concierges (www.campfiresandconcierges.com), 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, neighborhood recommendations, and more from this veteran CDMX visitor. • Based on this blog: campfiresandconcierges.com/mexico-city-travel-tips • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo • Connect on Pinterest: pinterest.com/travelmexicosolo
01:14:08
December 21, 2020
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: insearchofsarah.com/important-lessons-learned-from-travelling • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo
44:01
December 14, 2020
23 • Nina's Top 10 first time solo travel hacks
Ready to take your first solo trip? This is the podcast for you! My guest this week, Nina of the blog Nina Out and About (www.ninaoutandabout.ca), joins me to talk about how to turn first time potential first time solo travel mistakes & mishaps into first time solo trip wins & successes. We discuss 10 mistakes first timer solo travelers often make, and some ways to correct each one of them. • Based on this blog: ninaoutandabout.ca/10-mistakes-first-time-solo-travelers-make • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo
01:02:54
December 7, 2020
22 • 📿 Ten days in silent meditation
Do you think you could stay silent for 10 straight days? Are you considering a Vipassana? You’ve come to the right place for info, because I did a 10-day silent meditation retreat at Hridaya Yoga in Mazunte, Oaxaca, Mexico! To those considering doing the same, this podcast has everything you need to know before, during & after your retreat... as well as my spiritual breakthrough & the lessons I learned in silence. • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/hridaya-yoga-mexico-everything-you-need-to-know-for-your-retreat • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo
01:01:46
November 30, 2020
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? My guest this week, Carrie of the blog Overworked and Undertraveled (www.undertraveled.com) 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 you. • Based on these blogs: undertraveled.com/5-reasons-why-you-should-travel • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo
54:48
November 23, 2020
20 • Traveling to Tulum, Mexico
Wondering Is Tulum, Mexico open for travel? You’re in luck, because it sure is… and this podcast will tell you everything you need to know about safely traveling to Tulum during the pandemic. This travel podcast also covers everything you'd need to know about Tulum, Mexico travel: from Tulum solo female travel safety, to how to get there & where to stay, to which Mayan ruins & cenotes to visit, where the best bars are ...and, of course, where to find the best Mexican street food tacos! • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/is-tulum-open • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo
53:15
November 16, 2020
19 • Sarah's 5 reasons you should travel solo
Sarah, of the blog Last Minute Wanders, traveled solo for a longggggg time — as in 5 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 & discomfort, to go on to have the experience of a lifetime! Tune in for 5 reasons Sarah says you should definitely travel solo. • Based on this blog: lastminutewanders.com/5-reasons-you-should-travel-solo • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo
47:57
November 9, 2020
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 & 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: travelmexicosolo.com/5-effective-ways-to-overcome-solo-travel-anxiety • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo
56:57
November 2, 2020
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 & 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 & 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: vivientravel.com/blog/bucket-list • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo
48:41
October 26, 2020
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 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
01:01:40
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 is 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
01:06:53
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
46:10
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 Queretaro, 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
01:20:37
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
48:09
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
47:09
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
01:05:58
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 • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on Twitter: twitter.com/travelmexsolo
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 • Solo travel is The Hero's Journey
👋Hi, I'm Shelley & this is the About Me episode! It's based on my blog titled "Is it Weird to Travel Alone as a Woman? (Spoiler: NO)" & follows along with Joseph Campbell's narrative framework called The Hero's Journey to chronicle my story about how I became a solo traveler in Mexico. • Based on this blog: travelmexicosolo.com/is-it-weird-to-travel-alone-as-a-woman • Connect on IG: instagram.com/travelmexicosolo • Connect on FB: facebook.com/travelmexicosolo • TEDEd: youtube.com/embed/Hhk4N9A0oCA
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!
02:10
June 26, 2020