For most of my travels I wasn’t alone. Actually, for me, traveling has always meant sharing a place and a moment with someone. And to be honest that has most of the time worked great, and I would have not done it any other way. However, everything changes: people change, what you want from life changes, the way you look at places and even people change… the things you want keep changing… Life is this ever-changing massive tangled ball and every day presents us with new and exciting challenges and opportunities. Mine has presented me traveling. Or I want to believe that 🙂
However, this time I want to travel solo. More than want, it’s something that sort of happened. I can’t say I have always planed to travel the world on my own, but at this point in my life it seems the best way to do it. Also, I think that traveling on my own will show me a different way of traveling and certainly more close to the people I will meet along the way. I love doing things alone and I truly enjoy my “me time”, whether spent on reading, painting, drawing, taking photos or just watching a movie. But when it comes to travel the world alone means being alone for a lot more time than I ever have been. Am I scared? Hell, yeah! Traveling solo means I have to more careful with everything. Also means I won’t be able to trust people easily, and have to have my own back; but also some things will turn out to be more expensive… oh yes, one good thing about traveling with someone is that you share everything, making the traveling a lot cheaper. Also, it’s good to have someone to blame when something goes wrong ha-ha-ha.
The truth is, I honestly believe that traveling alone will make me be closer from who I am, what I want from life and make this travel experience a unique life revelation.
So, as for your “is this seat taken?” question… No, that seat – so far – is not taken.
What about you? Do you prefer traveling alone, with a partner or friends? What’s your traveling ‘situation’?
Although it might come almost as a shock knowing that I’m a female solo traveler, I must tell you there are a lot of other people in the same situation. Shanon from A Little Adrift is one of them and I love reading her blog. Check it out!
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