The Radar: The Wild West, Hidden Gems of Europe, What Not to Do When Traveling Solo

  • Explore the vast beauty of the Wild West. Check out these stunning photos from some of the most spectacular parks in America. [Beers & Beans]
  • Paris, London, and Rome are stunning, but Europe is packed other spectacular cities. Experience European culture with far fewer tourists in these 10 hidden gems.  [Lonely Planet]
  • Going solo? Here’s a list of the top mistakes to avoid when you’re traveling alone. [Solo Traveler]

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  1. Nichole L. Reber
    Piura, Peru
    June 18, 2012, 1:19 pm

    There are indeed terrific suggestions in the solo travel post. One thing I find though is that newer travelers get overworked by reading too many posts like that. For instance I read a piece that all but indicated one would never make it back home if they got their passport stolen abroad. Having had mine stolen in India and a relatively easy time of replacing it, I disagreed.
    Freaking out will only worsen matters.
    Be safe + be realistic.