Can Women Travel And Vacation Alone
Why I Have To Travel And Vacation Alone
My name is Delaina M. Waldron, I am from New York City and a single mother of one. I am not only a freelance writer/Author/filmmaker, I have a full-time city job and I am also a Military Veteran and work part-time in the Army Reserves.
With so much responsibilities, I still find what little time I have to vacation and to experience a somewhat freedom for myself, but I have no one to travel with. My family and friends either did not have time, money or interests in the places I wanted to travel too. So I faced a dilemma where I had no choice but to travel alone.
As A Woman About To Travel And Vacation Alone, How Do You Feel?
What Kind Of Questions Women Have About Traveling and Vacationing Alone?
Like a majority of women everywhere, I was scared to vacation or travel alone.
I had questions about what places I can travel to alone? Were those places women friendly? How long should I vacation? What kind of places would I stay at? What kind of activities I would try alone? How would I feel dining solo? How would it feel experiencing the night life alone?
And the biggest question of all for myself, “how would I look vacationing alone?”
I had numerous questions and hesitations when it came to vacationing alone as a woman, but I still wanted to travel. I had a need to be free and to see what else was out there.
I wanted to experience other cultures, other countries, various outdoor activities and make new friends. I wanted something to look back on and say, “At least I tried,” and “I did that.”
With No Travel Companion, I felt Unrestricted - I Could Travel Anywhere!
Since no one I knew wanted to or were able to vacation with me, I started the research and I immediately felt unrestricted. I realized that I could go anywhere I wanted and I did not have to compromise on the destination with anyone. So I was free to go anywhere and that was awesome.
I searched practically every affordable website like Groupon, LivingSocial.com, Expedia for travel packages either to exotic places foreign or domestic, all-inclusive packages and adventurous packages.
I tried to figure out exactly what it was I wanted to do and wanted to experience. I mean I am a city girl at heart, but I am also a free spirit and I love the outdoors.
I felt I wanted to be closer to nature and be in a rustic setting. The smell of fresh air and moist trees; the sound of birds chirping or crickets all around, the sun and soft wind in my face or the view of a clear bright blue sky with white fluffy clouds floating by or a deep dark blue sky filled with sparkly stars hovering above me is what I needed.
What Kind Of Vacation Fits Your Personality
TYPE OF TRAVELER
WHAT KIND OF VACATION
Wine Tour in Tuscany, Italy
Values Peace & Harmony
Retreat in Morocco
Creative & Nurturing
Volunteer at a Kenya Wildlife Service
Logical & Analytical
Explore History & Art in London
Independent & Adapt Easily
Backpacking in New Zealand
Cheerful & Talent for the Arts
Beach Vacation in Puerto Rico
Artistic & Idealistic
Spiritual Journey to India
Philosophy & Art in Italy
Love to Stay Active
Shark Cage Diving in Australia
Love to Socialize
Endless Parties In IBIZA
Outgoing & Creative
Literature & Art in Paris
Intellectual & Curious
Exploring the Oregon Trail
Work Hard & Play by Rules
All Inclusive Vacation in Antigua
Sensitive & Conscientious
EcoTourism in Galapagos Islands
Idealistic & Charismatic
Tour Castles in Scotland
Hardworking & Competitive
Luxurious Resort in Maui
Find Out More About What Kind Of Travel Fits Your Personality Type
I Am a Wild Traveler!
Based on the article above, I enjoy adventures - I am in the Military, lol.
I then asked myself a very big question…
Do I want to exert myself on my vacation or just relax? Ugh, that was definitely confusing, because I work a lot and need a lot of relaxation in my life, but I also like to have fun.
So – I decided to combine the outdoors with some fun on my vacation, lol.
I Still Didn't Want To Travel Alone
Through all of the time researching where I wanted to vacation, I still didn’t want to travel alone. I was scared and embarrassed to travel alone.
I mean how would I look to others as I traveled by myself? Would I look vulnerable?
I could picture everyone staring at me wondering what I did wrong to end up traveling alone or them thinking I am a lonely woman traveling by herself, “Oh – that poor thing,” or “Do you see that woman eating by herself? That’s so sad or pathetic."
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