WHO ARE YOU TRAVELING WITH?
The only thing more important than where you go is who you go with (even if that’s just you).
These posts put things into perspective.
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It gets so easy to glorify life on the road or overseas; but travel can be physically, financially, and emotionally challenging. Whether you’re studying abroad, a frequent business travel, working and living as an expat, pursuing a gap year, or living as a digital nomad — I’ve lived and learned each of these travel styles.
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- Life of an Expat: The Difference Between Traveling and Moving Abroad
- Gap Year: How to Include Traveling in Your Resume
- See more on how to work while traveling under “before your trip >> paying for travel.”
Like I said, I’ve been traveling solo since I was nineteen years old. I hiked Mt. Fuji in Japan by myself (without even a tour group lol). On most continents, I’ve often traveled solo and met people through tour groups, hostels, mutual friends, and social media.
Here’s some posts to get you going:
For years, most of my travel experiences revolve around frolicking solo or working while traveling, I eventually started traveling with my boyfriend too. You don’t have to choose between love and travel — we’ve proved it.
Actually, both traveling together, and spending time apart, will only make your relationship stronger.
If you’re interested in family travel check out some of my favorite fam bloggers.
Is travel safe? It’s about as safe and not safe as driving a car or walking across the street. The difference between safety in your home city as compared to that of an outside neighborhood changes on the following factors: cultural differences, navigating somewhere where you may get lost and sticking out as a target.
Physical and social cues give us away as a traveler.
There really isn’t a way to guarantee our safety anywhere, but you’re probably safer in the Amazon jungle than in your LA neighborhood.
As a young female, I have traveled solo since I was nineteen years old; but I was thinking of my safety long before. Cruelty sees no borders. If you’re ever in a situation of danger, it’s not you that made a mistake.
On that note, here are some of my strategies to minimize being a target in harmful situations.