Anyone who knows me knows that I’m terrible at doing things alone. I enjoy going to the gym alone, the grocery store, and sometimes coffee shops, but that’s about where it ends. I’m working on making a conscious effort to travel more and the hardest thing for me is realizing that if I wait for a travel partner I’ll never go anywhere. I’m currently planning a trip overseas with my cousin/best friend/sister/roommate this Summer but that’s just the beginning. Often I see beautiful photographs that bring me to the verge of tears because I’m not there (See Bokehm0n on Insta) and if I don’t learn how to be comfortable flying solo I’ll never see these places.
Here is it, my conscious effort to travel more and spend more time alone (and be happy about it). My plans to travel this summer wont be until July but I don’t plan on waiting until then to start.
1. South Florida
Start small, right? I haven’t been home to SoFlo in about two years and all throughout school and this past year since graduation I’ve been waiting and waiting for the right or convenient time and it hasn’t happened yet.
2. New York City
Next stop: New York. Back in December visiting my brother in his NYC apartment I promised him I would visit him again soon. Being only a few hour drive away it should be simple enough, once again it just takes me making the conscious effort to take the time off of work to go for it. Being a part time freelancer and making my own schedule for the most part you’d think it’d be easy.
I’ve always wanted to go to Canada and I could easily make a weekend trip of it but I’ve never been away alone and I’m not completely sure where to start.
Three destinations with three months until my big trip overseas. Considering I have places to stay in two out of three I think it sounds manageable. If you really want something then go ahead and create a set of goals and these are just a few of mine. Who knows, maybe talking about it more will help me to achieve them.
What are some of your travel goals? Any tips for traveling alone? Road trip music? How to save and not spend all of your money at Whole Foods hot food bar? Let me know in the comments.