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A lifestyle and travel blog to awaken self-confidence, encourage self-reliance and inspire adventure.


Welcome to SheNeedsLess.com, an online community helping women build self-confidence and become the best version of themselves through travel, fitness, financial wellness and a self-reliance mindset. We believe that you don’t need a partner to travel abroad, you don’t need to be married to buy a house and you don’t have to buy into the latest trends or what “everyone” is doing to be successful.

You are in control of your story and everything you need to become the best version of yourself already lives inside you. Now let’s unlock it together!


The ‘She’ Behind She Needs Less

Hey! I’m Tara, a Florida native who’s dreamed of traveling the world as far back as I can remember. I never really knew what I wanted to be when I grew up, I just knew I wanted to travel and have a family one day. I refused to postpone travel for retirement, so I built my life and career to allow as much freedom to travel as possible.

My debut into adulthood began with me moving to Panama for a First Semester Abroad program and my college journey ended with studying abroad in South Korea. Oh, and getting a marketing degree.

After college, I focused on online jobs only so I’d have the freedom to travel and stay home with kids (one day). In the 7 years since I graduated college, I’ve traveled to 25+ countries and it hasn’t held me back from growing my writing career, buying a home (at 24!) or saving for the future.



Living abroad and experiencing the true adventure of solo travel gave me a sense of independence and wonder that I couldn’t get enough of. In fact, it’s been instrumental in making me the person I am today. 

My solo travels have taught me how to trust and take responsibility for myself. They’ve pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to realize how capable I am.

I’ve learned how to be present and thankful for each day. I’ve learned how little the stuff I own contributes to my happiness and fulfillment. (living out of a suitcase for months or traveling with nothing more than a backpack will do that to ya!)

All these lessons have spilled over into the rest of my life and given me the courage to take risks (like quitting my job!), face my fears and take hold of the life I thought was reserved for daydreams.

I created She Needs Less to share my unfolding journey and inspire you along the way.

More about me

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I'm a copywriter and RYT500 yoga instructor


I love anything in the water, especially freediving and kiteboarding


I have an orange cat named Mango


I've visited more than 25 countries


My guilty pleasure is taking long showers


My favorite cocktail is a Naked & Famous


I'm super interested in politics and philosophy and I'm an advocate of the free market

Where to next?

Get started on building a happier, healthier or more adventurous life today!