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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Send me your questions, send me your fears, send me your stories.

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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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About

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

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This Is Your Life, Revel In It

My inner monologue tends to bounce back and forth between “Hell, yeah, I am living my best life” and “You don’t deserve this.” I mean, who am I to get to live this life, to have these incredible experiences? To be eating these incredible foods, seeing these amazing sites, meeting these fantastic people, riding vespas

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Fear Is A Liar

I’ve arrived in Rome, and I am doing the thing I always do to avoid unwanted attention in an unknown city: “Fake it ‘til I make it.” I get off the train, purchase a bus ticket, and find my way to the bus. I know my stop, but I keep an eye on my location

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