Welcome to Forever Roaming the World’s sneak peak & solo travel book extracts from – You, yourself & the World
This long term solo travel book contains over 100 fears, concerns, thoughts & questions which are comprehensively answered for you.
It’s purpose is to provide you a better understanding and help combat fears of long term solo travel (6 months +, 1,2 years or with no return date in mind.) It also provides an indepth look at what long term solo travel is really like (there’s no sugar-coating) & how it can change you. By the end of the book you will get a good idea if long term solo travel is for you.
No stone is left unturned. From those questions we all have when solo travel is just a thought, or a fantasy in our heads, the concerns we have, to when it becomes a reality. It’s all covered.
I’m a long term solo traveler, more accurately a nomad, who’s been drifting slowly from one country to the other, since 2010. For me, short trips are not 24 hours here and there, or a few days. A short trip for me is at least a month. And, long solo travel trips, well they can go on for years. (The longest lasted 6 and a half years without returning home to England.)
But it wasn’t always the case. Pre 2010, I was the same as everybody else, daydreaming, fantasizing, imagining about solo travel but too scared to take that actual first step. I conjured up every excuse possible not to actually do it. I was poor, with a turbulent upbringing and destined for failure, somebody like me couldn’t just get up and go traveling; well, that’s what I convinced myself. It didn’t matter how against the grain I was, or saw life differently to what society deemed as normal, when you’re as broke as me there is no way out.
With my life heading nowhere but spiralling into an abyss of negativity and darkness something just triggered inside me. The procrastinating stopped I bit the proverbial bullet and thought ‘fuck it I’m doing it.’ – I had enough of accomplishing nothing, feeling like shit and sleeping on my mums couch!
I had so many solo travel questions, concerns & fears bombarding my brain but without letting another soul know, I researched, planned, applied for the correct visa, booked a ticket and scrounged as money as I could, packed my bags and left England to backpack around Australia with just £600 to my name and haven’t stopped since. (My first long trip lasted 6 and a half years.) – Turns out most of the information I researched was useless. Most of it was for short term solo travel or just fluffed up. It was nice to hear before hand but didn’t prepare me for what solo travel was really like.
Over the years, floating, roaming, backpacking, and living a nomadic life all over the world I’ve been lucky enough to learn so much. I’ve gained valuable experience, learning from others, and that’s what put’s me in a position to give some viable and credible advice and tips to you.
I remember being in your shoes; I know what It’s like when solo traveling is just a fantasy in your head, how you imagine it to be, when that thought manifests but something keeps holding you back. I’ve been there, happy, sad, lost, confused, overwhelmed, thinking I’m out of my depth, feeling homesick, not having answers when they’re thrown at me.
That is why I’ve written this book, to help you, to give you those answers you might not know and to help ease your mind. Or this solo travel question and answers post might be that final push you need to take the plunge.
Each section contains both short and comprehensive answers
The series of posts below will contain extracts from the book, each post will include two/three questions and detailed answers from each section of the book, which will be released each Tuesday at 5pm GMT until the launch of the book itself.
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