One of our editors, Zoe Balaconis, was featured in a piece for Bustle: “Yes, It’s Safe To Travel Alone As A Woman, Especially If You Follow These 11 Tips.”

My favorite excerpt:

“It’s rare to have an experience that’s truly your own, where there’s no evidence of it,” says Balaconis. “It’s scary to people to do something without proof — but it can be awesome and so refreshing. That experience becomes extra special — a little jewel that you can carry around with you for rest of life. It’s like a secret power.”

Did that whet your whistle? Head over to the article on Bustle’s website for some more tips and tricks for the solo-traveling woman.