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3 Things I've Struggled With the MOST with Solo Traveling

It seems like most solo travelers ONLY glorify solo travel and don’t equally highlight the struggles of it to their followers/friends....whoever they’re tryna impress. So... “in full transparency” here are the 3 things I’ve struggled with the most while solo traveling and a bit on how I overcome ‘em when they strike.⁣


1. Expenses ⁣⁣ In my opinion, one of the things that I miss the most when I'm traveling alone is splitting costs with other people! My trip to Bali a few months back was a great example of this. I started off the first few weeks with my sister and my friend and we split the costs (car rental, wifi, house maintenance costs, etc.) and once they left it was a stark cost difference. RLY – this is one of the huge reasons I started housesitting as well! It’s way more affordable.⁣⁣ 2. Loneliness⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I have the hardest time with this when I start off a trip with someone and then they leave! It’s hard to switch into the mindset of group travel to solo travel. There are a few ways I've learned to combat this though. Take advantage of good ole Instagram to find like minded travelers or network through sites like Bumble! ⁣ You can always meet people the old fashioned way too. Another great way to meet people with similar interests? Hobby or workout classes you're interested in. ⁣⁣ 3. Safety ⁣⁣ There are some places I feel totally safe alone…and others…not so much. If I’m being totally honest with you, I really do think there are some places that it isn’t wise to travel solo – especially for women. I’m all for female empowerment and independence – but it’s just the world we live in. So when I think twice, I only go if I can go with a friend.

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