I have been traveling alone in Europe for the past two and a half weeks. I am a girl and I am alone.
Since graduating high school I have gained a love to travel. I am also looking where to go next and how I’m going to afford it. I took a gap year and worked so that’s I could travel. I work during the school year to travel. Most of the money I earn I putting into savings so I can travel.
Before this summer, I have always had someone willing to travel with me. But, this summer everyone either couldn’t afford to or had plans already. So I booked a flight to Europe for a month and made no plans other then to visit my two friends.
The reason I made no plans was because it made it seem real that I would be alone. I was so scared to be alone and traveling. I have traveled alone in the United States but never internationally. I even live alone and was scared to be all alone somewhere.
However, throughout my life I have learned that when I push myself out of my comfort zone I feel my most alive.
So I did it and now I’m here in Corfu, Greece. Sitting in a Starbucks writing this from my iPhone.
This trip has made me realize so much about myself and how strong I can be. I have traveled to 4 countries alone and will go to six by the end of this trip. I have learned to lean into my anxieties and find ways to calm myself. I have seen beautiful places and met beautiful people. I feel I’m becoming more confident in myself and who I am and what I am capable of.
Overall, yes traveling alone as a female can seem scary but it is best to face those fears. To embrace them and let yourself be free.