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A solo travel woman is an empowered & independent woman who enjoys traveling to different destinations, experiencing new cultures, & creating memories without anything or anyone holding them back.

My name is Sara, the founder of STW Planning and author of The Ultimate Solo Travel Woman Guide. I invite you to take a journey with me each week to hear from travel experts, learn tips on how to make the most of your travels & hear the amazing stories of women who have become empowered in life and business through travel!

Please be sure to subscribe and rate us on Apple and Spotify!

XOXO, Sara Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/solotravelwoman/support

The Solo Travel Woman Podcas‪t‬ Sara Ann Straw

    • Places & Travel
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

A solo travel woman is an empowered & independent woman who enjoys traveling to different destinations, experiencing new cultures, & creating memories without anything or anyone holding them back.

My name is Sara, the founder of STW Planning and author of The Ultimate Solo Travel Woman Guide. I invite you to take a journey with me each week to hear from travel experts, learn tips on how to make the most of your travels & hear the amazing stories of women who have become empowered in life and business through travel!

Please be sure to subscribe and rate us on Apple and Spotify!

XOXO, Sara Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/solotravelwoman/support

    Episode 11: Overcoming the Fear of Being Alone

    Episode 11: Overcoming the Fear of Being Alone

    Being alone on a trip adds an extra layer of safety you need to prepare for and can often find you dealing with moments of loneliness. 

    In today’s episode, I share my tips and experiences on how you can overcome the fears around being alone and feeling lonely on your solo adventure. This episode includes a paid advertisement. 

    == About Solo Travel Woman == My name is Sara and I am a New York City-based travel business owner, author, and certified meeting professional who loves to explore the world. My mission? To empower independent travelers. It doesn’t matter whether you are a solo travel woman, like me, or one who likes to take your adventures with a group of friends. As long as you are open-minded, have a passion to explore the world, experience new cultures, and live the life you have always dreamed of without anything holding you back – you are in the right place. Visit www.solotravelwoman.com for more info! 

    Sign up for our email list and receive a free copy of our tips.https://mailchi.mp/c5fbeffec188/podlist 

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    • 21 min
    Episode 10: Sustainable Travel and Cultural Immersion with Author and Global Traveler Priyanka Surio

    Episode 10: Sustainable Travel and Cultural Immersion with Author and Global Traveler Priyanka Surio

    Sustainable travel starts with taking responsibility and learning ways that tourism can be maintained long-term and not harm natural and cultural environments. Becoming more aware of how tourism affects local people, businesses and native cultures is key to becoming a more sustainable traveler.

    In today’s episode, we will hear from author and global traveler Priyanka Surio. Priyanka has adventured to 40 countries and 44 out of 50 U.S. states and today she will share her tips and knowledge around becoming a global citizen, what is sustainable travel and how YOU can do it!

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    == About Solo Travel Woman ==  My name is Sara and I am a New York City-based travel business owner, author, and certified meeting professional who loves to explore the world. My mission? To empower independent travelers. It doesn’t matter whether you are a solo travel woman, like me, or one who likes to take your adventures with a group of friends. As long as you are open-minded, have a passion to explore the world, experience new cultures, and live the life you have always dreamed of without anything holding you back – you are in the right place.

    ==About Priyanka Surio == Priyanka Surio is a Director of Data and Informatics at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), where she works on health IT and data-related projects, including COVID-19 response efforts. An avid traveler, Priyanka has adventured to 40 countries and 44 out of 50 U.S. states. By engaging in different cultures around the world, she realized the value of sharing what she had learned and experienced. To inspire others to travel more sustainably, Priyanka has paired current trends, research, and travel stories from her and others’ experiences in her debut book, Third Culture Kids of the World.

    ==About Third Culture Kids of the World== Sustainable travel starts with being a responsible global citizen and taking responsibility for ourselves and the planet. Third Culture Kids of the World: Sustainable Travel Mindsets follows do-good globetrotter and third culture kid Priyanka Surio on an intercontinental odyssey to attain global citizenship. If better travel is essential to building a better world for all cultures, Third Culture Kids of the World is an inspirational and instructional roadmap for our journey.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 9: Travel Story Series - My Scariest Flight Experience

    Episode 9: Travel Story Series - My Scariest Flight Experience

    In March 2012, I went through a completely traumatic experience while flying from NYC to Las Vegas. It was one that could have prevented me from ever following my dreams of solo travel. However, I knew I loved to travel so much that I couldn't let this be what put an end to my journey.

    In today's episode, I will share the story of what happened to me on that scary day and how I was able to overcome my fears to travel again. Empowerment. Inspiration. Independence. That is what we are all about! 

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    == About Solo Travel Woman ==  My name is Sara and I am a New York City-based travel business owner, author, and certified meeting professional who loves to explore the world. My mission? To empower independent travelers. It doesn’t matter whether you are a solo travel woman, like me, or one who likes to take your adventures with a group of friends. As long as you are open-minded, have a passion to explore the world, experience new cultures, and live the life you have always dreamed of without anything holding you back – you are in the right place.

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    ★SHOP MERCH: https://stwplanning.com/solo-travel-woman-merchandise/

    ★ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/solotravelwoman

    ★ EARN MONEY TRAVELING: https://stwplanning.com/travel-business/

    ★ AMAZON TRAVEL STORE: https://www.amazon.com/shop/influencer-88452568

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    • 28 min
    Episode 8: 2021 Top Destinations and State of the Travel Industry

    Episode 8: 2021 Top Destinations and State of the Travel Industry

    Welcome to 2021 solo travelers. I cannot believe we are already in the new year. 

    To kick things off, in today's episode we will be discussing the state of the travel industry, National Geographic's top destinations for 2021, and where American's are able to travel to...now.

    In the US? See what restrictions are in each US state. https://wanderlog.com/covid-us-state-travel-restrictions

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    == About Solo Travel Woman ==  My name is Sara and I am a New York City-based travel business owner, author, and certified meeting professional who loves to explore the world. My mission? To empower independent travelers. It doesn’t matter whether you are a solo travel woman, like me, or one who likes to take your adventures with a group of friends. As long as you are open-minded, have a passion to explore the world, experience new cultures, and live the life you have always dreamed of without anything holding you back – you are in the right place.

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    • 53 min
    Episode 7: Finding Your Purpose Through Solo Travel and Volunteering

    Episode 7: Finding Your Purpose Through Solo Travel and Volunteering

    We all go through periods in our life where we struggle with knowing our purpose. From what career to choose to when to start a family, there is a lot of pressure on women to have this all figured out. And not having it “all together” can cause a lot of us to feel anxious, depressed, and many other emotions. 

    In today’s episode, we chat with Tiffany Mosher, the author of Beauty Beyond the Threshold. Tiffany will share her journey to recovery and self-discovery through traveling solo and volunteering. 

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    == About Solo Travel Woman ==  My name is Sara and I am a New York City-based travel business owner, author, and certified meeting professional who loves to explore the world. My mission? To empower independent travelers. It doesn’t matter whether you are a solo travel woman, like me, or one who likes to take your adventures with a group of friends. As long as you are open-minded, have a passion to explore the world, experience new cultures, and live the life you have always dreamed of without anything holding you back – you are in the right place.

     ==About Tiffany Mosher== Tiffany Mosher holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Science with concentrations in Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Human Security and Resilience from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She is the International Missions Director for AIDNOW and a volunteer with All Hands and Hearts. With her signature hot tea in hand, three children to love, and cheeky sense of humor, Tiffany Mosher poured her heart and soul into writing the vulnerable, raw, and inspiring memoir, Beauty Beyond the Threshold: How International Volunteering Saved My Life. 

    ==About Beauty Beyond the Threshold== For anyone struggling with depression, anxiety, finding joy in life, living with purpose, or even just bad days, Beauty Beyond the Threshold, How International Volunteering Saved My Life is a story of hitting rock bottom; one woman’s journey to recovery and self-discovery. Readers will go on adventures through heartache, loss, and despair as well as find themselves repairing homes in Puerto Rico and North Carolina, building schools in remote villages in Nepal, laughing with generous people, crying tears of joy, and reflecting on their own lives. Beauty Beyond the Threshold brings hope to those who are feeling sad, depressed, and anxious. There is so much beauty beyond the threshold and the path to discover it is by taking that first step outside of your comfort zone. 

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    • 36 min
    Episode 6: Empowering Women to Travel Solo Post-Divorce

    Episode 6: Empowering Women to Travel Solo Post-Divorce

    Traveling solo is one of the most empowering things a woman can do for herself. Going through a divorce is a challenging experience that can bring out insecurity, a lack of self-worth, and many other negative emotions. 

    In today's episode, Sara is joined by Oliva Summerhill, the founder of Summerhill Wealth Management. Olivia will share how she inspires her clients to utilize travel post-divorce to become empowered and ready to take on the next chapter of their lives.  Also, tune in to learn of Olivia’s favorite luxury getaway and spa & fitness retreat destinations.  

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    == About Solo Travel Woman ==  My name is Sara and I am a New York City-based travel business owner, author, and certified meeting professional who loves to explore the world. My mission? To empower independent travelers. It doesn’t matter whether you are a solo travel woman, like me, or one who likes to take your adventures with a group of friends. As long as you are open-minded, have a passion to explore the world, experience new cultures, and live the life you have always dreamed of without anything holding you back – you are in the right place. 

    == About Summerhill Wealth Management== Olivia Summerhill, CFP, CDFA is the founder of Summerhill Wealth Management, works exclusively with affluent women, protecting their lifestyle throughout the divorce process. Olivia works closely with her clients’ divorce attorneys to give them the ammunition they need to negotiate the most advantageous settlements. Learn more about Olivia and Summerhill Wealth Management by:  

    ★ FOLLOWING OLIVIA ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/summerhillwealth/  

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    • 35 min

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EVENTive Brush ,

Favorite travel podcast!

I am so excited about this podcast! Sara is so fun, knowledgeable and inspiring! I can’t wait to take my first solo travel trip thanks to her advice! Sarah @eventivebrush

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Great travel podcast!

Great podcast! Sara is fun to listen to and offers great travel advice with a particular focus on safety tips when traveling solo. This podcast compliments her book, The Ultimate Solo Travel Woman Guide, which is another great resource for solo travelers.

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Amazing podcast for women who love solo travel

This podcast is perfect for those who travel solo. It’s only the start but, I’m so excited to hear more episodes.

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