Starting has always been a struggle for me. I liked the idea of having a blog, the idea of a Youtube channel, the idea of a travel Instagram, but it was always taking that first step that pushes all these ideas to the back burner.
So here she is, a 20 something year old Asian-Canadian expat, attempting to give the public advice, when she can barely decide what Korean drama to watch on a Friday night.
Why I am doing this blog? To hopefully enlighten the handful of travelers out there who have thought about solo travelling, even dreamed about it, but are just not sure about it.
In the past years, I have flown on my own, but 11 times out of 10, I’d be greeted with a familiar face upon arrival. I’ve either stayed with them or had them generously offer their tour guide services free of charge. So ultimately, I’ve NEVER actually traveled completely solo, at least not until very recently.
And if you ever find yourself in a situation like me, where your work and vacation schedule clashes with that of your family, friends, s/o; travelling on your own is your only option or to forget it all together.
It’s a question I find myself asking more so now as a working adult vs. my juvenile years—Would it be okay for me to solo travel? Especially as a female?
And so, I turned to good ol’ Google both to comfort and inspire myself. Countless blog posts, comments and Youtube videos later, I came to a single conclusion and ultimately decided to “just do it”.
To conclude this introduction (the irony), let’s end with some cliche advice. “Time is as precious as we think, but it remains that way only if we are engaging ourselves in meaningful moments. Besides that, time can turn into something we fear, overthink about, in which it can become our enemy.”