Despite being a solo traveler for two years, I’m still asked quite frequently why I would ever want to travel alone. Some would get annoyed by being asked the same question over and over again, but I love it! I love explaining my reasoning. Below are some questions I received and answers.
Don’t you get lonely? Yes, sometimes I do but there are remedies for that. While the intent to solo travel is to travel alone, it doesn’t mean you have to be lonely. I will talk to my hostesses or other people I find along the way. Every once in a while, I’ll phone home to let everyone know I am okay. It helps break up any lonely feelings that may arise?
Do you stay in a hotel? It depends. As of late, I have been using AirBNB to satisfy my lodging needs while solo traveling. There are tons of benefits of using AirBNB, including being able to talk to your hosts for local information or just general conversation. This also helps with the first question.
Are you afraid? Sometimes yeah, I am. There are always potential dangers with traveling, and I think they are amplified when traveling alone. However, the fear is what pushes me to continue, so that I may help others not fear as much.
Do you have questions? Ask them in the comment section below!