Empowering female solo travelers to feel confident while chasing their travel dreams

About Kathrin di Lauro

I consider the ability to travel the world life’s greatest gift. Every day I travel feels like a new celebration, and I want you to be able to open this gift right alongside me.

My first life-changing present was handed to me at 14 years old. It was the catalyst that inspired my insatiable passion for solo travel. As I confidently waved goodbye to my parents and stepped onto the airplane in Munich, I had no idea I was stepping into the start of a journey that would continue for the rest of my life. Though I headed to Florence to learn Italian and immerse myself in the culture, I came back with so much more.

Looking back, I am incredibly proud of my 14-year-old self for taking that chance and stepping outside my comfort zone. Living in a new city with a family who did not speak the same language as me gave me my next gift – a spark of confidence to travel the world solo no matter the challenges or differences in language, culture, or lifestyle.

Now, 30 years later, my goal is to start that spark and eventually ignite that insatiable passion for you to also travel the world as a solo female traveler. Though I have lots to share, I also can’t wait to learn more about your journey. Let’s explore everything this beautiful world has to offer, together!

Dream about the big things, and enjoy every moment of the little things.

“When I turned 18, I said goodbye to Munich and headed out to see the world on my own terms. At 21, a wrong turn on a trip in Italy ended in an engagement to the most amazing Italian man. We have the happiest, most special marriage. I’m lucky to still be able to travel the world mostly solo as his business requires him to spend much of his time working in Bulgaria.”

One of my favorite travel wardrobe staples are my silk scarves. I don’t take any trips without a few of them in my suitcase, regardless of the season or climate in the destination. They are a simple way to show off your personal style while protecting you from the A/C or the outdoor elements. Plus, they take up virtually no space in your luggage!”

Your lifelong lust for solo travel begins here.

More About Kathrin di Lauro

Typically, this is where travel bloggers would have a section of their favorite destinations or bucket list dreams. I hope to become your new favorite travel blogger because I’m all about paving my own paths and doing what feels authentic, not necessarily what’s popular. What matters is when I write about a destination, I choose to do so because it was a gift to explore it (and you deserve the gift of traveling there too.) I steer clear of the ordinary because don’t we all deserve the extraordinary?

I’m fortunate to be able to say I’ve traveled to all seven continents. I honestly stopped counting how many countries I’ve visited a long time ago, and I don’t take it for granted. On my blog, you won’t find stories about the same major cities that everyone visits. (And if you do, I promise it will include unique perspectives and adventures.) I love hiking, exploring destinations by foot or bike, and experiencing nature. I also admit that I definitely love the finer things in life, especially when traveling.

When I travel to a new city, I travel with my entire mind, body, and soul. You’ll see wellness, authenticity, and sincerity woven throughout all the stories I share. Even if I can inspire one woman to take off on that solo travel adventure she SO deserves, I know all my efforts to create this blog have been absolutely worth it.  

Are you ready to get inspired? Go ahead and dive right in!

It’s time you embark on the voyages you’ve been waiting your whole life for.

“Traveling solo doesn’t mean you’re alone. Sometimes the best company in the world is yourself. Do what makes your soul genuinely happy, and do it now. ”

“I believe every woman should have the self-confidence to embark on a rewarding journey of self-discovery through solo travel. I’m here to help you build it.“

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The time has finally come to take off on that solo trip you’ve been dreaming of! Now that you’re mentally prepared to embark on this next adventure, it’s time to prepare physically. After decades of traversing the globe, I now have the packing process down to an exact science. Here are 11 of my favorite solo travel essentials.

I didn't think twice when the media trip invitation to Lake Garda, Italy, sailed into my mailbox. How could I say no to my first official media trip invitation and a chance to take a trip to Italy during the lockdown? The personal highlight of my trip to Lake Garda, Italy, was the visit to Parco Sigurta!

I started traveling solo decades ago, and this new pursuit to discover who you are while exploring uncharted territory, makes my soul genuinely happy. Have you taken a solo trip yet? If not, I’m here to convince you that you need to begin planning one right now.

Even I have to constantly pinch myself when I reflect on the travel dream that has become my everyday reality. If I can inspire even one woman to take that leap and have the strength to visit one unchartered country or city solo, then I know I’ve made the impact I’m aiming for with this new travel blog.