“There are so many places I want to see. I want to experience the world but I am scared to travel alone”
I hear this question from a lot of women who ask for advice on travelling solo.
The female solo traveller is not a rarity. There’s a tribe out there walking their own way. I travelled for a year in 2004 with my partner at the time and I was really surprised at the number of solo female travellers I met on the road.
This gave me the confidence I needed to start exploring, going further and further each time. Eventually, I had the confidence to move abroad to Spain on my own.
“Won’t I feel lonely or look strange travelling alone”
No, during my first trip away, I was pleasantly surprised at the number of people who took the time to stop and speak. I’ve made many life-long friends along the way.
“Will I be safe… is it not risky”
Life is a risky business. As they say, you could be knocked down by a bus tomorrow. Travelling solo means you have to be streetwise and keep yourself safe.
“Will I like it”
More than likely! Solo travel is empowering and confidence building, liberating and addictive. The world opens up to you….once you can travel alone without needing a companion to come with you….you won’t be limited again.
If you are attracted to the idea of solo travelling take the leap and expand your horizons. Freedom calls my friends.
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