What kind of traveler are you?

Now that you have figured out that you can create travel moments anywhere you want. It’s time you figure out who you may want to take along to create these travel experiences with. I have had the opportunity to experience a wide range of travel experiences that included traveling solo, with family members, my daughter, a boyfriend, and girls trip ranging from 1-4 girls; By far I would have to say traveling solo and with my daughter has been my most memorable.

Solo Traveling

My life, even before I started travelling, was very independent. After leaving my home at the age of 17 to go to college hundreds of miles away from any family and friends, I had no choice but to care, fend, and maintain myself.  This transition helped build the foundation that taught me how to survive — who to trust, how to make friends, how to find my way around. Throughout the years,  I’ve ran into many people who say they can’t travel, eat at a restaurant, or sit at a bar by themselves. I believe it takes a strong individual, who is comfortable and knowledgeable in and about themselves, and have had some bad experiences in traveling with family or friends to recognize that doing anything “solo” can actually be a great and worthwhile experience. 

My first solo travel experience was at the age of 19 when I decided to travel four hours away from Virginia to a neighboring state. It took months before I decided to go cause I had no one close to me to go with. Lots of scenarios, good and bad, played in my head and had me questioning if I should really do it. After going back and forth with myself, I took a leap of faith and I took the road trip. I absolutely loved the freedom, independence, and empowerment I got during the trip.  I was able to take the trip I wanted, in addition to meeting new people that I was able to learn, laugh, and experience parts of my trip with.  The feeling of having conquered something on my own is a major part of what drives me each day when I’m tackling a difficult task. I walk around with my head up because I know deep down inside that nothing is impossible if I try. Had I waited for my friend to decide on whether she wanted to go, I would have probable never gone on that road trip, let alone been able to know my true potential when it comes to traveling. Too many others, lacking someone to travel with, just don’t go, so they end up putting their dreams aside.

Solo traveling doesn’t mean you have to travel alone.  It means that you recognized putting that dream off is a disfavor to yourself. What do you do when this happens? Do you take advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime, or you miss out on it because you don’t have anyone you know to go with? I’m hear to tell you those days are over!!!!! If you're game for solo travel and a new experience, Traveling with World Views allows you the opportunity to experience it with a gaggle of strangers slash soon to be best friends. Taking an organized trip not only ensures you take that trip you always wanted, but allows you the luxury of taking a rest from taking care of all the details of travel yourself, and enjoy the company of others.  Taking off to travel outside your comfort zone builds self-confidence which to me is something everybody needs in huge doses. Especially with a world that is constantly beating us down because we don’t look a certain way, have a certain education, or act a way that the world perceives as correct. Don’t let others hold you back from your travel experiences and dreams.

Travel outside the box!!!

-TR


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