velvet escape’s ‘Lone Traveller’ series (4)

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Things to do when you’re travelling alone: try something new
One of the great things about travelling alone is that you can go anywhere you want on a whim and do anything you like. That includes going to places you previously might not have thought of or doing something you’ve never tried before. All in the spirit of broadening your horizons.

One of the themes of my recent RTW trip was challenging myself to confront certain fears. That obviously meant doing stuff I wouldn’t ever have dreamt of doing. Before I knew it, I found myself zip-lining across the forest canopy 20-odd meters above the ground (confronting my fear of heights) and swimming with sharks (confronting my ‘Jaws’ complex!); these were fun, exhilarating experiences with some educational value. I realised that these fears were, well, based on nothing really.

Whatever you choose, have fun but keep it safe always!

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5 Responses to “velvet escape’s ‘Lone Traveller’ series (4)”

  1. Ian [EagerExistence] 29/07/2010 9:32 am

    Confronting fears. Exactly why everyone should solo travel at some point in their life.

    I am about to embark on my own solo travel adventure in a months time. I hope to learn, explore, and play as I go… and confront a few of my own fears along the way!

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  3. velvet 16/06/2009 2:32 am

    Hi Mark,
    Thank you for your comment! I agree. This is certainly one of the biggest benefits of travelling alone. Do anything on a whim!


  4. Mark H 16/06/2009 2:21 am

    I think this is the major value of travelling alone. You get a chance to try something that you maybe wouldn’t normally do – ride a bike for the first time for years, go to a Turkish bathhouse or Finnish sauna, go to a class on something, – whatever – and it can all be done on a whim.


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