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How to Take Photos of Yourself While Traveling Solo

When you’re traveling, it’s important to take photos as a reminder of your journey. But what if you want to create memories of these great locations and you’re traveling alone?

If you don’t have a companion to take photos of you, all is not lost. It’s quite simple to set up a decent self-portrait regardless of whether you use a camera phone, a DSLR, or a compact camera. All you need is a little time and preparation, and hopefully this short guide will give you a few ideas to put into practice.

Traveling with PCOS

[ This guest post was submitted by the lovely Selena Marinello, a talented photographer and world traveler who, like me, suffers from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. PCOS and its tendency to slash your self-esteem with symptoms like excessive weight gain and hirsutism can hold you back from experiencing life to its fullest. But cysters like Selena have found ways to manage these symptoms and insecurities, even while living a nomadic lifestyle. All images are hers. - Jen ]

So . . . What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)? 

It’s like having a tiny poltergeist in your body that knows all of your fears and can ruin your day at the drop of a hat, just to make your life a little more challenging.

In basic terms, PCOS is a hormonal disease that has been nicknamed “the Silent Killer” because it increases a woman’s risk of type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, heart disease, obesity, and high blood pressure. Fun times!