VIDEO: How safe is it to travel solo as a woman? So I’ve started to take Travel Q & A for my YouTube videos. Recently, I had a question posed to me on one of my YouTube videos. The female viewer asked: How safe is it to travel solo as a female?
Uh oh ohhh… Here it comes. The feeling of power ripped through me as a surge of exhilaration. The boat was bouncing, skimming off the waters, but that wasn’t it. Ohhhh…Wow! I wanted to scream. The feeling was overwhelming. But maybe screaming was too much. I didn’t want people to hear. I didn’t
I’ll admit, there are times being a solo traveler at night can feel like… well, a single gal alone on a Friday night!
All the world is aglow with friends and drunken laughter. Meanwhile, you’re either standing outside in the cold envying the social fun indoors or in your guesthouse painting your toenails the color of ‘wishful thinking’! Times like this, it’s hard not to occasionally feel… lame.
Well, nuh-uh. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Sometimes as a solo traveler, I resent having to make decisions for myself.
With endless options of things to do and places to see, there’s no one to bounce your ideas off of and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with having to choose. Take day trips, for instance.
There’s a mystique around female solo travelers. We’re an anomaly and yet, our numbers are growing. Traveling alone, I meet all types of journeying women: from reluctant to experienced, to the newbie ready to cling to the first companion that reaches out. I’m no more or less brave than any of them.
Word on the street is that you’ll get the best scuba diving deals in Southeast Asia.
All artists have a vision of their creation before putting chisel to stone or paintbrush to canvas. At times, the vision is complete; other times, it’s a vague vision with a powerful calling to step into your dream and trust.
Rounding up 2010
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”
– Lao Tzu
Being a solo traveler – difficult and delightful can share the same coin. While I thoroughly enjoy relaxing into bonding with fellow EPIKers on group day trips as we weather the inevitable culture shock together; excursions alone while initially dreaded, gives me valuable time to explore, grow and reflect upon my new cultural surroundings at a relaxed pace. Plus, I get to take out the DSLR!
My GRRRL Traveler Challenge #2 is here with a 3-day contest to find the next GRRRL Traveler Challenge. Finding the GRRR! to embark upon bold new adventures which remove us from trusted and worn paths, can feel both, terrifying and exhilarating.