You’re Traveling Alone?

I’m amazed at how many people are shocked that I would dare venture off in this world on my own. What is wrong with traveling alone? Apparently, a lot of people have a lot of opinions about it. 

Women shouldn’t travel solo! The world is a dangerous and scary place! But actually – none of that is true. The world is an amazing place, ripe for exploration.

Funnily enough, my sister is the biggest culprit. I don’t mind so much when she does it though, because it isn’t meant to be sexist.

The Biggest Culprit

My sister’s biggest worry when I travel on my own is that no one would know if something happened to me. No one would know to even start looking for me.

“Is it safe? Aren’t you scared?”

I am not going to give up my dream of traveling the world in the hopes that one day, someone will be willing and able to go with me.

“Why Don’t you Wait and Go With Someone?”

A plane ticket to Europe generally costs over $1000. After you factor in food, lodging, and fun, the cost of a trip could soar to over two grand.

Unable to Afford the Trip

My coworkers and I have a job with great benefits, but we all can’t be off at the same time. That makes it impossible to plan a trip with them.

Unable to Take Time Off of Work