Go Solo Live
About This Show
Go Solo LIVE! is a podcast for and about midlife solo women travelers. Host Jennifer Buchholz of Transform via Travel, talks to women about their solo travel experiences. It's more than just "how to" or "where've you been". It's about their personal stories of where they were in life before solo travel, what inspired them to go, what they found on their travels, and possibly even how they found more of themselves. The stories are meant to inspire, enlighten and encourage women who are at any stage of going solo!
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Come Prepared Every Step of the Way
Having visited more than 20 countries and over 300 cities worldwide, Paige Engle is a world traveler, as well as the author of, The Ultimate Guide to Safe Travel for Women, and has invaluable advice to share in this area. Paige's favorite country by far is France and she often leads personalized tours of the area throughout the year. Key Takeaways: *Why does Paige love France? *Where was Paige in her life when she first started her solo travels? *Paige has been solo traveling since her 20's. She's in her mid 40's now. *Not young anymore? So what? *Group travel has changed as well. *Paige talks about how to safely travel alone. *Paige would rather spend a little bit more money on a better area to make sure she's safe. *Safety is really important, don't ever throw it by the waist side. *Jennifer says, she can't run as fast or as good as she could when she was 20. If an attacker comes, she might not be able to run away. *Paige has to be extra careful because at the end of the day, she is a mom, a wife, and a caregiver. People depend on her to come back from her trips. *What kind of challenges does Paige face, having a business that’s located in France? *It's important not to let the fear get in the way of you having fun. *How does Paige help other women feel safe? *Having a plan before you touch down onto a new location, really helps to eliminate some of the fear. *Paige feels at home when in the Jardin du Luxembourg. *How has Paige's world view changed? *Travel opens up so many emotions and helps you discover who you are. *Don't worry if you don't speak the language, it all works out in the end. *Paige does tours outside of Paris as well. *Paige's second favorite country is Thailand. *How does Paige manage being the group tour leader as well as a mom and the family herder? *Back when Paige was single, people would ask all the time, “Why travel alone?”, “Where's your husband?” *Don't worry about being mean. *What does Paige currently have going on?