All posts tagged: Inspiration

Why travel solo? 10 reasons to take on the world by yourself

I’ll admit it —when I first decided I was going to travel alone through Europe and Southeast Asia, I was terrified. The thought of spending four months by myself, traveling through foreign countries surrounded by a bunch of strangers who didn’t speak the same language sounded…scary. Friends and family telling me how dangerous the world was didn’t help much —according to popular opinion, if I wasn’t killed in a terrorist attack or raped in a dark alley, I would be lucky to arrive back in San Francisco as a travel-hardened survivor of sexual harassment, rampant pickpockets and mosquito-born illness.

October reading list

My last-minute Kindle purchase has turned out to be a great thing. As a solo traveler, it’s nice to have a library of books to turn to during those inevitable moments of downtime…waiting for a bus, long train rides and hideous lines  (or ‘queues’ as they’re called in Europe) at tourist attractions. Especially since my phone only works when there’s WiFi, and really, I’d rather be reading a book than scrolling through Instagram. Here’s what I’ve been reading on the road this month: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer   Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts Warrior Goddess Training: Become the Woman You Are Meant to Be by Heather Ash Amara   An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon I can’t figure out how to watch Outlander Season 2 outside the US, so An Echo in the Bone is the perfect antidote to my travel-imposed droughtlander. If anybody knows, message me!   Become What you Are by Alan Watts