People Who Travel Alone All Have One Thing In Common: They’re Wise

  • metta

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    Aug 23, 2015 2:38 PM GMT
    People Who Travel Alone All Have One Thing In Common: They’re Wise



    http://elitedaily.com/life/travel-alone-wise/1131083/
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    Sep 03, 2015 11:05 PM GMT
    There are some points I agree with the article, as I have experience in solo backpacking, taking in France, Italy, Israel, Singapore, Australia, United States, and Canada, as well as the four corners of my homeland, the United Kingdom.

    But although the article concentrates on the abstract benefits of the psyche, it does not highlight whether nights should be spent alone in a tent flapping in the wind, isolated, in the middle of nowhere, or in the home of a resident at a remote tribal village deep in the Amazon jungle, or at a backpacker's hostel in a typical modern city.

    Of the three, no doubt with me is hosteling, a place more than just to lay my head at night. It is a place for making new friends, especially while at the hostel kitchen, where shopping for groceries and cooking my own meals not only gives me a great sense of independence abroad, but does wonders for the budget too. And during the daytime I can still go off on my own, sometimes to a venue suggested by a new friend the evening before.

    I have traveled with a group of friends, mainly to Holland, Belgium and Germany. I have also traveled as one of a couple, including France, Greece, Canary Islands, Italy, and Israel. All three had their good points, but where long haul is concerned, along with the length of time away from home, traveling alone remain tops.
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    Sep 04, 2015 5:11 AM GMT
    It wasn't easy learning how my current job works, but now I'm used to traveling alone for months at a time. It's an experience like no other...always meeting new people (including RJers), experiencing new places beyond the perspective of a vacationer, and forming a new life in different locations, even if only temporary.
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    Sep 04, 2015 2:37 PM GMT
    The best experience of my life was taking a cross country road trip by myself for 24 days. Absolute bliss.
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    Sep 04, 2015 7:12 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidIt wasn't easy learning how my current job works, but now I'm used to traveling alone for months at a time. It's an experience like no other...always meeting new people (including RJers), experiencing new places beyond the perspective of a vacationer, and forming a new life in different locations, even if only temporary.


    Agreed! This is my life currently as a travel RN. The only downside to this experience is saying goodbye to a bunch of new people I've met.
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    Sep 04, 2015 11:26 PM GMT
    Erik101 said
    paulflexes saidIt wasn't easy learning how my current job works, but now I'm used to traveling alone for months at a time. It's an experience like no other...always meeting new people (including RJers), experiencing new places beyond the perspective of a vacationer, and forming a new life in different locations, even if only temporary.


    Agreed! This is my life currently as a travel RN. The only downside to this experience is saying goodbye to a bunch of new people I've met.
    I've met several traveling RN's while doing this job. Who knew contract aviation had so mucn in common with other contract jobs? I've even become good friends with one of my favorite Redbull riders (very famous in his field), who also works on contract, so we had more in common than I realized.
  • BBBBuilder

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    Sep 05, 2015 2:18 AM GMT
    It's a good read, and I discovered by experience most of what's written, although the article exaggerates a bit on the whole travelling alone idea.

    For me, it really shines when it mentions this:
    ELITE DAILY:But the experience will also help you understand the important distinction between being alone and feeling alone.


    This. So much this. Can't be stressed enough.