I have always been fascinated by travel.
I love to Go-See-Do-Taste-Hear-Discover-Explore…
Along the way I’ve picked up some first hand tips of how I might tweak my next travel plans, what was overrated/underrated, what I should definitely do next time, how I could have saved money, or where I could have splurged to enhance the experience, etc.
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I’m a Southern California native that’s passionate about travel and all its accouterments. I love the entire process – the research, the huge smile I get when I click “purchase” on a travel site, new currency, sounds of a new language, discovering a new patisserie, figuring out that I can navigate local public transportation, having an ‘ah-ha’ moment when I’ve figured out a better way to do something for the next trip, and coming home having a priceless experience.
As far as I know, you live once and you may as well make the most of it. It’s important to plan for the future, but more people really need to live in the moment. Travel does that for me….you’re in the here and now. You’ve got to get off at “this” tube stop, and the museum is only open until “this” time, and you’ve got to rush back to the hotel to make sure you can grab your things no later than “this” time. Everything is immediate. You have traveled all this way and put time, money, and energy into this experience. If you want to go “there” you have to do it “now”. There is no time like the present. It’s refreshing because so many of us put things off until later. It’s very empowering to know that you can pull off your own adventure.
I have a few guilty pleasures, but for the purposes of this blog, it’s traveling solo. You may think you need your partner, best friend, co-worker, family member, whoever – but there’s nothing like being on your own schedule. You decide you’re loving the experience, so you stay longer. You decide it’s overrated and your over it, you leave. You’re craving Italian food, you have it. You want to hop on the train and spontaneously travel to a castle of historic importance – you find the website to see when the very next train is leaving. You don’t have anyone to answer to, compromise for, wait for, or be rushed by. You just Go-See-Do.
Of course this isn’t fool-proof by any means and this doesn’t mean that I’m anti-social. But with the economy the way it is and with everyone’s busy schedule and varying interests, traveling with a friend is not always going to pan out. If you’re hesitant, I get it….but there’s a way to do it. You and your partner/family member/best friend/co-worker may get on great, but everyone has different interests, budgets, needs, wants, fears, and obligations. Traveling solo is not for everyone, but if you really want to go……Go!
I’ve traveled with my fiancé, joined guy-trips, explored with other couples, with couples that have kids/pets, on adventure trips, on trips that I have ZERO interest in before & after the experience, and everything in between. I look forward to sharing my first hand travel tips, insight, and reviews for women travelers.
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