Going GLOBAL 2.0: Two Cali girls take on South America without itinerary

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Going GLOBAL 2.0: Two Cali girls take on South America without itinerary

Dear Diary,
It’s happening again…it’s “the night before” 2.0 and I’m getting anxious.
It’s been over two years since I flew from San Francisco on a my first international one-way ticket (Madrid, Spain was my first destination) and I’m about to do it again.  After a few months spent home in California with family and friends, I’ve decided to get back out on the road.

Packing my life away again!

Tomorrow, I’ll use a one-way ticket and fly to Lima, Peru with my best girlfriend Tyguenne.  No longer a “Solo Female Traveler,” I’m going to be traipsing around with my BFF, wing woman and Soul Sista from Another Mista.  And here’s the clincher…we’re doing this without an itinerary.
We are, quite literally, going to wing it and go where the wind takes us.  My mom has always said I’ve had a tendency to “fly by the seat of my pants,” and I guess this is another perfect example of me and my spontaneous spirit.
We are going to be strategically carefree, watching out for each other while we roam and wander.  
All we know so far is Lima is stop #1 and then onto Cusco.  From there…well, stay tuned.
If anyone thought my solo travel tales were interesting, imagine me X 2 and amplified- that’s what happens when I’m with Tyguenne.  With the intensity that comes from traveling abroad and traveling with a partner full time, life on the road is about to seriously interesting.
This trip feels like a brand new, yet familiar, experience. I’m a seasoned traveler and blogger now, so the fear I felt leaving two years ago no longer exists. Instead, I feel anxious and full of excitement. Without knowing much about my destination, I know well what is going to transpire.  ADVENTURE…and surely a lot of excellent writing material.
I’m grateful to be getting back out there, and I’m even more grateful to have a partner this time to hold my hand and share the “Oh look at that!” moments.
Watch out world.  We’re comin’ for you!
Oh, and Peru…I’m sorry, in advance, for our shenanigans.  We’re just two crazy and curious California girls trying to see the world.
~HMD

By |2017-09-25T21:07:48+00:00September 25th, 2017|Dear Diary, Solo Female Travel|6 Comments

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On August 14th, 2015 I left my life in the United States behind with the intention to never look back. I had the "American Dream" and I woke up from it, to create a new reality for myself. I sought out beauty in a world that was increasingly dark for me at the time and ended up finding more than I bargained for. With only a backpack, I traveled across Europe, South East Asia and then on to Africa. With over 30 countries stamped in my passport, I've become an entirely new version of myself with a broader perspective on what it means to be a woman in today's world. My hope is that by sharing my stories and featuring women like me from around the world, we can inspire others to break down their own internal barriers and go cross a few international borders while they're at it. I truly believe travel can be healing to a troubled soul, empowering to the lost and rejuvenating for the exhausted. Perspective is everything, and I believe in the power of "going global," what about you? SheGoesGlobal.net is a site that started out with my stories and grew into a platform for women all around the world to tell their travel tales of trials and triumph. We all believe that the more you see of the world, the better you can be as a person who inhabits it. Women encouraging other women to grow, travel, evolve- that's what SGG is all about. ---> Read my very first blog post (see "Archives" for August 2015) to learn how this all began.

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