Travel for long enough and one day you wake up to realize: This is no longer a vacation, it’s your life.
Traveling alone, whether abroad or on a road trip closer to home, can seem as intimidating as it is rewarding.
As a generally anxious person, I’ve learned that anything I can do to feel prepared, confident, and safe has a big impact on how much I enjoy traveling by myself and my likeliness to keep doing it. From someone who’s recently taken the plunge into the world of solo travel, here are some suggestions for what to bring on your next adventure.
If there was one piece of advice I have for people today to experience more joy in life, it is to travel more. I don’t mean taking vacations or going on pre-planning trips, I mean making the journey out to somewhere you’ve never gone before with an open schedule, to let life show you what opportunities were waiting for you that you couldn’t have even imaged before.
Travelling is wonderful in many ways. It captures us with a sense of wanderlust and has us longing for more destinations to visit, cultures to experience, food to eat, and people to meet. As amazing as traveling is, most of us think we need to wait until our later years to really explore a lot of the world.