Solo Travel

First Solo Trip Coming Up? Here's How to Prepare

First Solo Trip Coming Up?  Here's How to Prepare

New Year's Eve, 2012.  

A few months prior, I had started planning for what would be the solo trip of my lifetime:  two months traveling through Argentina.  Plane tickets were bought, hostels were researched.

Fear set in.

The Spanish is so difficult to understand in Argentina!  It's going to be so cold down there!  In July!  What kind of craziness is that?  I'll be alllll alonnnnne for two. whole. months.  

All.  alone.

Not going was, obviously, out of the question.  I needed a plan. 

Here's what I did, and here's what you can do too, if you're feeling a bit scaredy-pants about heading out on your lonesome for the first time:

Why Everyone's Trying Solo Travel (And You Should Too)

Why Everyone's Trying Solo Travel (And You Should Too)

If you are reading this, then you’ve probably read 10,000 other posts about Solo Travel.  Female Solo Travel, Solo Travel for Introverts, Solo Travel on a Budget.  Etc.

And do you know why you’ve read so many posts about Solo Travel?  Two reasons:

  1. It’s amazing.

  2. You want to do it.

And, since you are here, would you like to know my thoughts on the subject? You are reading this blog post, this very one, because it is now time TO ACT.  Now is the time to stop dreaming, researching and what-if-ing.  Now is the time to start DOING.  (But yeah, go ahead and finish reading this first.)