To quote Kristen Chandler, author of Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me and Girls Don’t Fly “Maybe the future is like rowing for shore. Your only choice is to try or give up”. Most of us, especially women, suffer from unforeseen fears and concerns. To be more precise in my expression, majority of women are afraid of adversities, facing an unplanned occurrence and unexpected challenges.
I being a 21st century woman have no qualms accepting the fact that at times I do certain things or pay heed to a suggestion just to be on a safe side. Staying safe is comforting. Or so it seems, unless of course, we have taken risks.
Solo travel, slowly becoming popular among women folks, is all about facing your inner fears and handling situations like you are all you have to depend on. Inner fears and trepidations keep an individual away from enjoying life to the T! Life cannot be just about formal education, work, and raising family. Travel can be a great way to appreciate nature’s bounty, experience the richness of life, gain different perspectives and take a rejuvenating break from life’s chores. It is the safety we were talking about that prompts most of us to opt for group tours with family, friends or colleagues. They sure are a great experience, with all the good company, good food and endless chatter. But if you think about it, travelling with family is pretty much laden with responsibilities, just at a different setting. And so, many times, even a vacation for women fails to rejuvenate them the way it was intended.
Regardless of gender, we all crave for that time with just ourselves to sit back and relax. Just not do anything other than what we feel like. Solo travel can well be the answer to that. Travelling on your own can be a life changing experience.