You may have thought that people who travel alone are crazy, especially if they’re female. But actually more and more are giving this a go as the world has significantly shrunk with social media and mobile apps that can connect you to the locals. Granted, there might be some safety concerns, but if taken into consideration, solo traveling offers an experience unlike any other.

Bustle express that, “Traveling solo and single is a whole other ball game than traveling as part of a couple or family. And that can be a really exciting ball game, too. If you’re solo, the only mood you have to live with is your own. And if it’s not your best and brightest moment, you don’t have to put on a brave face for anybody.” The freedom to do and express yourself as you please without holding back can be quite liberating.

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The IndependentTraveler.com says that, “people who have never traveled alone often describe their first solo trip as an almost religious experience. To take in new surroundings unfiltered by the prejudices, tastes or preferences of a traveling companion can be heady stuff. Traveling alone gives you the chance to indulge yourself fully. Of course, single travel has its perils too — such as safety concerns, loneliness and the dreaded single supplement. But a little preparation and common sense can save you money and get you through the rough spots.”

Ultimately the goal of traveling alone isn’t just to get away, but to also get more. Spending time with yourself, in a foreign country at that, forces you to either reflect or open up to the possibility of meeting new interesting people. Where ever you decide you want to go, take some tips from Nadine.

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