Solo travel shouldn’t be scary. 

Solo travel shouldn’t be lonely.

Solo travel shouldn’t be hard.

Discover the secrets to fearless, fulfilling solo travel.

Get The Confident Solo Traveler's Toolkit

Unlock the world by adventuring out on your own.

We’re giving you the skills to travel more confidently anywhere in the world you’ve dreamed of going, solo or not.

Whether you’re looking to take a weekend getaway or a months-long international journey, this toolkit equips you with proven strategies and personalized guidance to embrace solo travel with confidence.

Conquer Your Travel Obstacles

Safety Concerns?

Gain peace of mind with multiple safety strategies.

Feeling Disconnected?

Discover how to forge meaningful connections with strangers.

Craving Authenticity?

Uncover how to discover the hidden gem, experience local culture, and create your own stories.

Feeling Lost?

See how to set up an upcoming trip for success by researching and approaching travel differently.

The Confident Solo Traveler's Toolkit


76 Strategies for Conquering International Solo Travel Anxieties (with Confidence)


Learn practical tips and proven techniques to overcome common travel fears and explore the world solo with confidence.


  • How to stay connected abroad without breaking the bank.
  • Strategies for dealing with a fear of flying.
  • How to meet people and be social when traveling alone.

An Archaeologist's Guide to Digging up the Best Stories for Solo Travelers at Museums & Monuments


Learn from an expert in museums and monuments about how to get the best experience when you’re visiting historical places by yourself. Don’t leave your enjoyment up to some crusty old plaques.

Personal Travel Strategy Session with Dr. Marshall


Enjoy a personalized travel planning session with Marshall Schurtz PhD, an expert archaeologist and seasoned traveler. Get tips about solo travel, help planning your next trip, or just chat about archaeology. (Limited spots available)

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What You'll Get From the Toolkit

  • Conquer travel anxieties and insecurities holding you back from experiencing the world
  • Discover tips for meeting locals and forging connections with other travelers
  • Build confidence navigating new cultures safely on your own
  • Unearth the courage to explore the beautiful unknown

Merakiva Travel (the company behind this toolkit) is dedicated to building extraordinary group trips. We’re on a mission to create 10,000 new friendships and help 10,000 people discover the past. To do that, we blend social experiences, hand-crafted itineraries, and an archaeological perspective to offer some of the most unique travel adventures out there.

Our name, Merakiva, embodies this mission: ‘Meraki‘ means doing something with passion + ‘Kiva‘ that signifies ancient communal gatherings. 

For those who seek meaningful connections. For those who with the unscratchable itch to travel. For those who think history doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes. Merakiva is for you.

Whenever you travel, do it with passion.

Available for A Limited Time

Unleash Your Inner Explorer 

To celebrate the official launch of our group trip to Southern Spain, we’re giving away this list of tips and making time to chat about travel. Don’t miss out on unlocking new strategies to travel!


What Others Are Saying

Sarah S. “I’ve done solo car camping before but I was new to going to other countries by myself. Marshall helped me come up with new ways to solo travel that made that experience way less stressful. I keep the tips on my phone when I’m preparing for a trip!”

Cory J. “I’ve always had trouble connecting to museums, especially when I’m there alone, and these tips helped me actually get some relevant info and enjoy going.”

No Regrets. No Marketing BS.

We’re so confident in this toolkit, we’ll make you a deal: If you don’t find at least one strategy that makes you a more fearless and fulfilled traveler, we’ll personally help you plan your next solo trip for free.

We’re travelers too, so we know your inbox is always full. That’s why we promise to only send you content that fuels your wanderlust and empowers your journey, never any spammy BS.

In fact, if you ever feel like our emails are getting too salesy, simply reply with your favorite travel meme and we’ll treat you to a (virtual) margarita on the house.

Get It Now

Don’t miss out! We can’t promise the consultation sessions will be available again (if you really want the guide, you could probably send us a DM… shhh)

For A Limited Time, Get the

Launch Edition Elite Package

For only:


Celebrate our inaugural launch to Spain with special pricing and an exclusive bundle of extras – limited spots are remaining!

Savings of $2000+ off regular trip Dates


Astronomy, Astrology, and Archaeology in Andalucia Group Trip

8 Nights. 10 Meals. All-Inclusive Transportation & Activities

Value: $3,599

And Bonuses!

Professional Photographer

Remember moments and put your phone away. A professional will be joining us to photograph and film the group. (You’ll also  receive your own copy!)

Value: $500

Custom Flight Planning

Get hands-on assistance in researching and finding the best flight option.

Value: $250

Expert Trip Leader

Your Trip Leader will be Dr. Marshall Schurtz, Founder of Merakiva Travel and an expert Archaeologist. He’s traveled around the world and devoted hundreds of hours researching & planning this one-of-a-kind trip.

Value: $750

Extra Bonuses Value: $1500

The TOTAL VALUE of the Launch Edition Elite Package equals:


But, get it for only


One time Only! Don't Miss Out