lisa occhino go fly solo elephant thailandHey, I’m Lisa.

I’m a part-time digital nomad who’s insatiably curious about other people, cultures, and lifestyles. Every year I pick at least one new country to immerse myself in for up to three months at a time, and the rest of the year I adore living in New York City (although I can’t help but sprinkle in a few jaunts between the longer adventures).

So far, I’m 30 countries and six continents deep — mostly solo travel, and almost entirely since 2014. 

After years of saying “no” whenever someone asked me if I have a travel blog, I decided to finally start saying “yes.”

My mission with Go Fly Solo is to inspire young women to solo travel confidently and without compromise. I write from a place of honesty, passion, and experience to tackle the fears and misconceptions you probably have about traveling alone. I’m sharing my tried-and-true advice on this blog so that you can make the most of every destination on your list, while growing into the best version of yourself along the way.

As much as I appreciate city guides and itineraries, you’re not going to find those here. The rest of the travel blog community has that type of content more than covered, and I have no desire to be the 26,000th person to post about must-sees in Paris for the sake of SEO.

As you can probably tell, I’m not doing this for the money. The thought of trying to become yet another “travel influencer” (in the modern-day, please-click-my-affiliate-link sense of the term) kind of makes me want to barf.

My only intention behind publicly sharing my thoughts and perspective on female solo travel is that you’ll come across something that inspires you, helps you, or simply makes you pause and think. 

And after you’re done pausing and thinking, I hope you book that solo flight you’ve been dreaming about.