We should get this out of the way before we begin; long term Solo traveling is not for everybody!
So many people conjure up fantasies or day dream about it but then back out and let the thoughts drift away. Most of the time that’s because it seems daunting to actually do it, some get cold feet, some like the idea of flirting with it but don’t fully commit.
However there are those that do commit, they just take the leap.
And, that first step, the actual committing to long term solo travel – that is the hardest step to take. Who am I to say this? Check out the about me page
For me, Solo traveling is one of the most liberating ways to travel, you do things on your own terms, how you want, when you want and at your own pace. However, it can also be a whirlwind of emotions; anything from excitement to fear.
So if you’re planning your first trip or just thinking about solo travel and feel underprepared, anxious not knowing what to expect or think you’re walking into this blind; don’t worry. Let me assure you we were all in your position at one point. I can honestly tell you even with all the research and planning I did before my first trip I wasn’t prepared.
Your first solo budget travel trip will change you, it will teach you, challenge you, test you, push you, it will open your eyes, and at times it will even try to break you. Solo traveling, well budget traveling of any type isn’t always glamorous and rosy. There will be days when you question why you’re doing it, days you will feel lonely, times you will miss home, times when you feel down-right depressed; It’s just part of the learning curve.