Adventure Travel Reflections

Why I Travel Alone?

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As I think back to the girl that nervously left the USA the first time, I can’t even begin to compare the difference until now. 

“Sarah, don’t you get lonely always traveling alone?” I get asked countless times a day

Traveling alone in many cases does not actually mean that you are always alone. In fact it is far from the truth in my situation, especially given that I am staying with a host in every city.

This experience has challenged me to break out of my comfort zone and do things I might of never done if I were traveling with another person.

So why do I travel alone long term?

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Here are my top reasons for taking this leap of faith alone: 

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  • Have or would you ever travel long term alone?
  • If no, what are your biggest concerns on the topic?
  • Share below! 

 

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    Jake
    25 August, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Traveling alone is my preferred method. The insight and clarity gained from extended periods of silent observation mingled with heart-pounding plunges into new cultures makes for some irreplaceable personal development. Also, few of my friends can walk for as long as I can, so I get way more mileage this way 🙂

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      Sarah - thenomadicdreamer.com
      27 August, 2016 at 4:41 am

      Jake,

      You are so right. You couldn’t of said it any better. There is something magical about traveling alone 🙂

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    Megan | Smalltwncharm
    8 October, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Great article!! I love your points on why you should try alone!! I totally agree! I have trip by self and I loved it

    • Sarah - thenomadicdreamer.com
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      Sarah - thenomadicdreamer.com
      21 October, 2015 at 11:15 pm

      Thanks Megan! I am glad you enjoyed it! If you have any other reasons you can think of, don’t forget to add them! 🙂

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    Ashleigh
    8 October, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    You are amazing! Everything you are doing is so cool! You are one brave woman. Enjoy your travels and stay safe!

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    Nicole Kroutil
    8 October, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    great article. I’ve always wanted to go travelling alone but was never sure of it. My biggest fear is getting lost ! :p

    • Sarah - thenomadicdreamer.com
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      Sarah - thenomadicdreamer.com
      21 October, 2015 at 11:20 pm

      HAHA! I love it! Nicole, I spend the majority of my time lost…..I spend so much time asking random people for directions, so when you don’t have anyone to travel with, you always have random people from the street to ask! 🙂 You should try a trip alone….and when you do, write me a message and let me know how it goes! 🙂

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