The Beauty of Traveling Solo

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  • I am usually the strong and reliable one while travelling – being there for everyone in case of emergencies, making decisions, planning etc. – but I find travelling alone extremely scary. I instantly come up with every single thing that can happen to me, starting with theft and ending with murder, and I end up stuck in a hotel or on a VERY WELL LIT AND CROWDED BUT NOT TO CROWDED OMG I AM BACK TO THE HOTEL NOW street. I find myself funny, tbh, but I just cannot shake off this feeling of impeding doom 😉

    • It’s so different traveling by yourself huh?? I still get those impending doom feelings, but I’ve slowly gotten better and better at talking myself calm. xo

  • Diana Maria

    I do the exact same thing, I tend to rely on those I’m with but when I’m alone I’m forced to be independent and I love it! I love figuring things out on my own and proving to myself that I can do it. It’s great that you can travel on your own and love it too, thanks for sharing your love of solo travel! I hope more people will embrace it too 🙂

    My Lovelier Days

    • Exactly Diana! I think it helped me become far more independent than I even though I was before. Thanks for stopping by love! xo

  • Very inspiring post Kelsey, I agree with just starting if this is something you want to pursue. I love the idea of travelling solo and I know I would like being in my own company. The thing for me is safety! I flew out to Vietnam last year on my own and it was a bit nerve racking being alone (before I met up with family) but it teaches you to be calm, savvy and aware.

    Hanh | hanhabelle

    • It really does! I always get a bit nervous flying by myself, but overtime I’ve gotten a bit more confident. Our company really preaches safety and it helps me a lot keeping my cool and calm. 🙂 Or so far it does anyways! xo

  • I don’t think I could ever travel on my own, I’m such a wimp and home bird – I would feel so homesick and lonely haha! It’s great that you can do it so well and I always love seeing your pretty pictures of places you’ve travelled to 🙂 I like the idea of accidentally stumbling upon a place whilst trying to find somewhere else. I love exploring and I hope I can become more confident and do more of it in the coming years xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

    • I think you absolutely will 🙂 A few of my friends are really hesitant as well and I always just say start small. Even going to a place you already know that you typically go with others by yourself is a step in the right direction!

      I’m not sure I would even be comfortable doing big trips like international ones by myself yet. Traveling solo is so great, but definitely much more nerve wrecking. I hope you are able to give it a try Charlotte! xo

  • I think this is so amazing and you are so brave! I don’t think I am quite there for any solo travel yet, I just don’t think I could do it! I’m going on my first big travel adventure in a few days – leaving for 3 months around Southeast Asia, but with my boyfriend by my side. I think I like the idea of having some familiarity with me xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Beauty Fashion Lifestyle

    • eee!! That sounds so exciting. And I don’t blame you one bit. I don’t think I would be ready for solo international travel – though I’ve heard it’s an incredible experience. I hope you have so much fun on your trip sweet girl! xo

  • Rai

    I’ve gotten used to traveling by myself in my city but I’m taking the leap this year and will be doing a lot of solo travel around Europe and America! I’m totally nervous but excited to push myself and grow stronger to prove that I can do it. I like the sound of your “eh close enough’ method haha

    Rai | http://www.utterardour.com