Welcome to Her Bags Were Packed!

This is an online community with a dual focus on helping women gain confidence to travel on their own and on sharing authentic stories about life, love, trauma, joy, adventure, relationships and anxiety. This is a place to ask your travel questions, a place to express your fears, a place to get help planning trips, and also a place to find support as you wrestle with your story. This is a place to be reminded that you’re not alone, that there are more of us here and we all have baggage. I’ll be sharing the stories I am wrestling with, stories of fear, stories of love, stories of heartbreak, stories of victory, and stories that don’t quite have endings yet...

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Looking for help planning a trip,
need coaching through your first solo adventure, or looking for support as you work to unpack your story? We're here.

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I believe, if you let it, travel can be one of the most cathartic and healing experiences of your life.

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Off The Beaten Path Secret Things To Do in Rome - Her Bags Were Packed

8 Secret Things To Do In Rome

Everybody knows what you “have to see” in Rome — the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Tiber River, the Vatican, and the Pantheon (that one seriously blew my mind!). But I am not a fan of big “must-see” tourist stops. Yes, each of those places has its merits, and I did check them out (because

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You Are The Exception, Not The Rule - Her Bags Were Packed

You Are The Exception, Not The Rule

When you see others living your dream, do you ask, “How can I make that happen?” Or do you make excuses and say, “I can’t do that because…” Do you imagine that everyone else has it easy – that they have none of the obstacles that you face? “Well, of course, Angelina already dropped the

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Solo Travel Stories - Her Bags Were Packed

Finding The Courage To Fully Live

At Her Bags Were Packed, we’re not just about travel; we’re about helping women overcome and release emotional baggage to live, love, and travel lighter. This week, I’m excited to have Jamie share the story of her first real, big adventure, and how it helped her overcome her anxiety and low self esteem.  If you’re interested

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