Monday, April 25

On Traveling Alone

Recently, I listed to a podcast that that focused on women travelling alone. Specifically, it discussed female travelers throughout history, the stigma of a woman travelling alone and the unique challenges that women face abroad. While discussing these topics, the hosts shared their own journeys of self discovery when travelling alone... 

That's when I realized how rare it was to travel alone. I had not given much thought to my trip to Scotland, but after listening to them, I feel proud that I was able to go to a different country and navigate from one city to another... that I was able to find my friend's houses without getting lost. I did go to an English speaking country and I did meet up with friends while I was there but I am going to take this moment to be proud of my accomplishments.

If you ever have the opportunity to walk along modern marvels or contemplate in a foreign place, I highly recommend you do it!

To where did you last travel alone? 

17 comments:

  1. It does take courage to venture out into the world by yourself so, yes, pat yourself on the back. I find it especially invigorating to travel alone. You're more attuned to the environment and pay more attention to everything.

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  2. traveling alone is something very courageous people tend to do

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

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  3. Unfortunately, most of my solo traveling is done through work but when I'm on "vacation" I'd rather be with people I enjoy my time with

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  4. I think I'm very proud for going abroad to study - that was quite daunting!

    -Kati

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  5. I travel alone a lot, but don't think I ever did go on holiday alone, to a place where I didn't know anyone. So maybe that doesn't count.

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  6. I've always wanted to go on solo trip before I get married. Hopefully this year.
    You go, girl!

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  7. Travelling alone is a bad idea. Its has no funny moment. Travelling alone is bore and dull.

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  8. I'm a chicken now, wouldn't travel alone unless it's for work! But when I was young, I traveled to Taiwan and then Japan alone. At least those are safe countries and I can speak Chinese (in Taiwan) and could read some characters (in Japan). Oh, what adventures they were!

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  9. I've travelled alone in order to visit friends and I moved abroad by myself too (but I had a friend to stay with). I had people to help me out so it wasn't too bad, but it was also nice to just walk around some cities by myself.

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  10. I have never traveled alone but have always wanted to.

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  11. I love travelling alone...! I went to Sharm el Sheikh on my own a few years ago and Krabi. In fact, I am overdue a solo trip!

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  12. I don't think I'm brave enough to travel alone. Heck, I don't even like to go to the grocery store alone, lol. Kudos to you for traveling to Scotland all by yourself!

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  13. Never thought of travelling solo. Sound thrilling and scary at the aame time.

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  14. I think it's nice you had the opportunity to travel alone to Scotland, I think it's a different experience than traveling with others.

    When possible, I like to go to Montreal alone for a few days. I do nothing but walk around and explore neighborhoods aimlessly and order coffee. When I come back I feel as relaxed as if I've been gone for two whole weeks. I do try to visit my cousins for a few hours each time but it's mostly solitary travel. It's an entirely different experience than traveling with others.

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  15. Your Scotland trip is certainly something to be proud of! I've never travelled alone, but have always thought that if I do, I'd probably end up in a ditch somewhere with all my belongings taken:(

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  16. great topic! I have traveled alone all over southeast asia: singapore, malaysia, philippines, and indonesia. you've gotta stay alert but take it all in at the same time ;)

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  17. Hmm I haven't really traveled alone abroad, but I do quite a bit of solo travel locally. I like to do a lot of photography while wandering around and I know that most of my friends don't particularly enjoy photowalks so I tend to go by myself. It gives me the freedom to take as much time as I want and go to places that my friends wouldn't necessarily enjoy.

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