About The Freckled Tourist

Sailing Whitsunday

Hi! I’m Julia Thompson, owner of the solo female travel blog, and creator of the online course, Girl’s Guide to Solo Travel.

Two years ago I, a shy introvert, quit my corporate sales job in San Francisco to take my first international solo trip for 5 weeks. I was terrified and my friends and family thought I was crazy. But I ended up falling in love with travel and truly enjoyed traveling alone. I decided to sell everything I owned (minus what could fit in one suitcase) and spent the next 9 months traveling solo, making a lot of mistakes, and discovering my true passion.

A girl without freckles is like a night without stars

The Freckled Tourist is a travel blog dedicated to providing complete destination guides, tips and tricks for travel, and solo traveler resources. I want to help you plan your first solo trip and provide everything you need to make it happen. That’s why I created my free 8-day email course, How to Travel Alone. It includes daily lessons on how to pick your destination, how to overcome common fears of solo travel, how to navigate a foreign country, and so much more!

Or if you’re ready for the real deal, purchase my online course, Girl’s Guide to Solo Travel, which goes into specific strategies and how-to’s for preparing for your first solo trip. It includes videos, downloadable worksheets and checklists, and even one-on-one support from me to ensure you know how to buy travel insurance, prevent theft, how to dine alone, make friends, budget, and everything else you need to have the perfect solo trip.

I also provide travel consulting services, so if you want to go on a fantastic vacation, but don’t have the time or patience to plan it…let me do it for you! Check out my Work With Me page to learn more about my consulting services.

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My favorite country: Thailand

Upcoming trips: Spain