Inspiring solo female travel through entertaining and empowering stories, tips, tricks, travel guides and more.

Because Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Julie Laughlin

That’s me, I’m an adventure enthusiast, thrill seeker, storyteller, food fanatic and photographer.  I have been traveling the world solo, on a budget, with just a couple of backpacks since February of 2018, with a passion for spreading inspiration to females who dream of solo travel.

Traveling solo doesn’t mean that I am alone.  I am constantly meeting new people and opening myself up to new relationships.  As a solo traveler, I have the freedom of being completely selfish and only doing the things I want without thinking about others.  This was never the case in my previous life.   My goal now is to help others do the same.

I love to see women go out and grab life by the lapels.  Life’s a bitch.  You’ve got to go out and kick some ass.

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I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list

Susan Sontag

The world’s a big place and I don’t  want to stop until I see it all.






View from Hai Van Pass in central Vietnam
Zipline in Pakse, South Laos
Landscape of Luang Prabang, Laos
Kuang Si Falls in Luang Prabang
Pink Clouds during sunrise
Boats in bay at Koh Rong Sanloam Island, Cambodia



A country that has been fairly untouched by tourism.  I have had the most culture rich experiences here.  The people are extremely friendly and loving, the country is just how it always has been and traveling here is more of a challenge because they haven’t quite figured out tourism yet.  This place is raw and I loved every minute of it


I traveled through Vietnam for 3 months, which is substantially longer than any other country I have been to.  I fell completely in love with the food, landscape, culture and people.  I loved how cheap it was and that I was able to find anything I ever needed.  The North definitely stole my heart with breathtaking beauty.  This country is not to be missed!

A gorgeous milky blue waterfall in the middle of the jungle


Laos is a gorgeous little landlocked country full of culture, adventure, small rural villages, mountains, valleys and of course the mighty Mekong river.  Luang Prabang ranks as the most visited cities in Laos and is definitely my favorite.  Just outside Luang Prabang is the famous Kuang Si Falls which is one of the most beautiful waterfalls of all time.

Where To Stay In Phu Quoc

Finding a decent place to sleep and store my things is pretty important.  I feel like most people share this value.  With that being said, I've stayed in some pretty horrific hostels. Obviously, I'm a budget traveler so I anticipate that most of the time.   When...

How To Get To Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Phu Quoc is a peaceful tropical island off the southern coast of Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand.  It's said to have some of the most pristine white sand beaches in the world.With a vastly untouched natural environment, super laid back atmosphere and stunning...

Slow Boat To Luang Prabang

I had heard from many other travelers about the slow boat to Luang Prabang.  I had been in Chiang Mai for a few weeks and was looking for my next adventure.  So I decided I would head to Luang Prabang, Laos which is a completely landlocked country with stunning...

Paradise Cave, Vietnam- The One Cave You Must See

Paradise Cave is the largest dry cave in Asia and is known as one of the most beautiful caves in the world.   It's truly an unbelievable site that will have you wandering around with your jaw on the ground and your eyeballs bulging. Being inside the cave feels as if...

Da Nang to Hue Train Ride- Tales Of A Solo Female

Taking the train is an experience you must have when visiting Vietnam.  Da Nang to Hue on the train was one of my most memorable trips in Vietnam. The train is a fantastic way to see this undeniably gorgeous stretch of coastline and it's affordable. It's relatively...

Things To Do In Hue – A Complete Guide to The Imperial City

Hue is a city full of history and culture on the central coast of Vietnam.  It was the former capital and is most known for its 19th-century Citadel that housed the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945 and is protected by a moat and thick stone walls.  Within the gates...

Things To Do In Hoi An – Your Ultimate Guide

I had a feeling I was going to love Hoi An.  Everything I had read online made it sound like my kind of place and every traveler I met raved about it.  Honestly, I was getting sick of hearing “oh my god, have you been to Hoi An yet?”  There’s something so captivating...

Hai Van Pass- Solo Female Stories

"A deserted ribbon of perfection- One of the best coast roads in the world" -Jeremy Clarkson- BBC's Top Gear Presenter The Hai Van is a 13 mile stretch of mountain pass in central Vietnam that twists, turns and cuts through the Truong Son Annamite range as it juts...

What To Do In Da Nang- Solo Female Stories

    Da Nang is a charming little town on the central coast of Vietnam just north of Hoi An.  I had read about many fun things to do in Da Nang and I was excited to check it out.  I had been in Hoi An for a month, which is a really long time for me to stay...

48 Hours In Da Nang, Vietnam

The fifth largest city in Vietnam.  Being located on the coast of the South China Sea makes it a very important port city.   With it's central location it is a great hub for transportation.   It's a bustling city that is growing and changing all the time.   There's...