T his week Side B Magazine published my column “Travel in the direction of your fear: American myths about international travel.” Every other week I will be writing a column for them in an attempt to tell the truth about international travel (from my own experiences, of course). You’re more than welcome to join me over there to read my ramblings about travel.
I’m a huge advocate of traveling alone and I write about it a lot because I see it’s one of the most popular search times entered on Google in regards to travel topics. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 and have never left home before or if you’ve traveled but only studied abroad with a group of classmates before. It doesn’t matter if you’re female and 50 or a 35 year old man. I think every person, once in their life, should go on a trip somewhere by themselves. Traveling alone has incredible benefits, some I never realized until I hit the road on my own.
In the next month or so (bear with me as I’m currently doing NaNoWriMo and in the process of writing 50,000 words of my novel this month AND next month I’m starting Matador Network’s intensive travel writing program) I’m going to do a series of posts on the benefits (and drawbacks) to traveling alone, what it’s really like, best trips to take alone, along with other related content.
If this is something that interests you please comment and let me know anything specific you’d like me to cover. I’m open to suggestions and always love hearing from my readers.