Traveling is also giving yourself one of the best opportunities that nothing else can—to discover and rediscover yourself.
Traveling by yourself can sound a bit scary for a new solo traveler, but you’d be surprised by how many places you can visit, care-free. And you should! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and after it is over, you will wish for another solo trip. However, not every place is equally safe (especially if you are a woman traveling alone), and not every place will welcome foreigners who don’t speak their language. This article will explore top tips to help you decide where in the world you’d like to go. If you’re interested, keep reading for these tips on traveling solo!
This morning I felt very well-rested and ready to go. Spending yesterday’s afternoon and evening out in Pamplona was like an energy boost for me.
The travel mentality is a beautiful, opportunity opening way to walk through life. It’s also a perspective that I struggle to maintain when not traveling. What do I mean? I’m talking about the natural curiosity that comes from stepping into a place for the first time, having the luxury of time to follow your curiosity wherever it leads, to engage in conversation with strangers, to really see your surroundings instead of tuning them out on the way from point A to point B. The travel mentality is a beautiful metaphor for life: we may have a destination in mind, but if we leave ourselves open to the unknown along that journey, we may discover a more enriching path that we may not have even considered or known existed before setting out.
Today supposed to be a short day after yesterday’s super-long one, so we weren’t rushing. Left in the last minute, 8 AM sharp—usually, they are kicking you out early in the morning from the hostels. Also, at night around 11 PM is lights out, gates locked. Good night if you got back on time… if you did not? Well, too bad. We had some breakfast and walked around a bit in this cute town.
After the first hardcore day and the first night ever spent in a hostel, I was so not fresh and so not ready for the second day of my Camino.
So here we are and all this is becoming superreal. I had a few amazing days in Paris with my sister, had my pre-30th birthday celebrations and today on the 1st of May, I am sitting on a train that takes me to Saint Jean Pied de Port.
The final countdown begins...
When arriving in California, after an epic roadtrip, seizing the means of familiar and future was my primary personal task. I didn't have even a bed, yet. I'll have fixed that by now, I hope! A boat, however, that was the logical first step for someone who dreams of seeing the world in the most sustainable way possible, and creating content to share with everyone along the way of chasing that dream.
When traveling without your family being with you, there can be an inspiration and a sense of adventure, but can there be problems doing it, and can you overcome it? Yes! To travel without your family can be inspiring, even if you are by yourself. Taking a trip somewhere gives you freedom and confidence.
Biei was by far the most romantic sorta place I visited on my travels. Perfectly-lined fields of grass and dirt waiting for seeds to sprout forth their life into the fresh country air, flower farms bursting with all colours of the rainbow, the surging, fluorescent blue of the Biei River, all set against the backdrop of the great Daisetsuzan mountain range... this was a place I wasn't going to leave in a hurry.