Updated: May 24, 2021
I’ve been working so hard on a secret project and I can’t believe I finally get to tell you what it is!
For the past year, I've been diligently pouring myself into this project every day before work, from 6:30 am - 9 am (Consistency breeds success!). I've sorted through over a decade of experience and added every lesson, travel tip, and tool I’ve found to save you SO much time, stress, and worry!
If you want to avoid the tourist traps, be part of the Italian culture, and have the local, authentic experience in Italy, then keep reading!
The Definitive Guide to TRANSFORMATIONAL Solo Travel
It started out as a “quick travel guide”, but I couldn’t stop adding more and more to it! At 250+ pages, it’s now the most comprehensive guide out there about solo travel in Italy, and I couldn’t be more excited to get it in the hands of as many women as possible.
But here’s why this is bigger than me and why it’s important:
Women are so often discouraged from taking time to explore themselves and connect with their inner strength. There are so many forces that keep us distracted with appearances, taking care of those who “need” us, and following a scripted path that keeps those around us comfortable.
But solo travel is a powerful catalyst. It shows us who we really are. It reveals our strengths. It teaches us about our purpose.
Solo travel is how we reconnect with who we are, away from a society that would rather tell us who we should be.
And I fully believe that the world needs more women going after what they truly want; what their soul calls for. Though regardless of your gender, knowing who you are–and learning to prioritize that–is the most important thing you can do for your life.
Can you get behind that thought? Have you had moments when life was living you? When you needed to remember who you are outside of the demands of your 9-5 job, your family, or the chocolate addiction you’ve picked up just to cope with the above?
I have. More than once. And each time, Italy has healed me. Wandering on my own across its rolling hills, through its many gelato shops, and around its endlessly breathtaking villages has reconnected me with myself, time and time again.
These solo adventures in Italy have completely transformed my life, and I want to help others access the magic of Italy, too. The ULTIMATE Guide for the Solo Woman in Italy is an in-depth resource absolutely FULL of all the tips, secrets, and strategies I use every day as a solo female traveler, professional travel designer, and Italy expert.
Even if you're not a woman and you're not traveling solo, I'm confident you'll find my comprehensive travel guide invaluable for your next adventure in Italy!
After reading my extensive, in-depth travel guide, you’ll know how to:
Plan your trip like a pro and master all the logistics for stress-free solo travel. The travel guide will give you all the tips I’ve learned for booking your flights and accommodations, getting your US passport, choosing the right travel insurance, and more! It’s so important to plan ahead and know what you’ll need (like specific paperwork, contacts abroad, or how to use a different currency) to keep your stress low and your excitement high!
Use local trains and buses so you can explore anywhere you feel called. Getting around Italy can be a headache—IF you don’t have the right tools and know-how! In the book, I provide you with all the information and travel tips you need to tackle the various transportation options in Italy and make your trip as smooth as possible! Since renting a car may be necessary to reach some of your off-the-beaten-path dream destinations, I also explain the ins-and-outs of navigating Italian roadways yourself so you feel confident and ready to tackle your solo adventure.
Approach locals and get inside the culture for a truly immersive experience. Creative Edge Travel just so happens to specialize in this; The ULTIMATE Guide for the Solo Woman in Italy is absolutely packed with ideas for fun and immersive cultural activities and ways to interact with local communities on your travels. I’ve also included a ton of simple Italian phrases that will help you approach locals and make new friends (AND find out where the best food is!).
Prepare and strategize to stay safe so that you'll feel confident any time, any place. There is nothing more important while traveling solo as a woman than making sure you are doing so safely! You’ll need to be prepared for any situation you may find yourself in on your trip. Taking basic steps such as having emergency contacts saved in your phone AND on paper, carrying pepper spray, and (most importantly) trusting your intuition are just a few things you can do to ensure your safety AND be confident on your travels. In this guide, I share all the best ways to protect yourself when traveling solo in Italy.
Overcome loneliness, fall in love with dining alone, and relish spending quality time with yourself. It’s natural to feel homesick or lonely when traveling solo—I’ve been there! But pushing past that feeling allows you to truly experience the beauty of solo travel in a foreign country! It lets you enjoy all the things that you want to experience on your trip, without having to worry about someone else’s itinerary, and it shows you just how much you can accomplish on your own. In the e-book, I teach you the simple ways to combat loneliness and empower yourself to LOVE traveling with your own company.
Shift your mindset so that you can finally break down the barriers keeping you from taking the leap to travel solo. So many things can keep us from making a big move, like venturing out on a solo adventure to another country. But through my own travels, I’ve found plenty of great ways to help lift what I call the “fear fog” and combat feeling nervous about being on your own in a new place, as well as how to communicate with those close to you so you can take the time to reconnect with yourself!
Are you ready to take the leap and start your next journey?