I first stumbled upon a post on Facebook a few years ago about female solo travelers, it sparked my interest but I never thought I could actually be one of those women. A lot went through my mind, first and foremost, safety was the number one thing that popped into my head. When I told my friends that I was thinking about of traveling alone, they called me “crazy” and made me even more fearful of going alone.
I’ve always loved to travel but I found it difficult to always try to find someone to go with. I would constantly talk about plans to travel with friends and family but it became very frustrating when people would bail or back out on me last minute. That’s when I decided I didn’t want to wait for someone to go with to see the world, I would see it on my own.
So, in 2015, for my birthday, I decided to go on my first solo trip! It was a trip that would forever change my life and begin my love for solo travel.
Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t just pick any country to go to for my first solo trip. I did a ton of research on what countries would be safe for women. After much extensive research and reading through many articles and blogs, I chose Ireland.
Ireland is known for being a very safe country and the people are extremely nice and friendly! It’s also one of the most greenest countries I have ever seen. Definitely a beautiful country all around! (blog post on Ireland coming soon!)
I know that solo travel is not for everyone. It’s not easy, it challenges you in every way possible, constantly takes you out of your comfort zone and at times, it does get lonely. I would be lying if I said otherwise. BUT, I truly believe that everyone should experience traveling alone at least once in their life! It is really one of the best things you can do for yourself.