Travelling alone as a women
Emma.. Probably traveling alone is not the best idea…
You’re in danger everywhere you go.
I’d only stay in safe places of course. But I really want to challenge myself. Why I just not challenge myself by learning a new language? Well I guess I’m a adrenalin junkie:)
Pd: bungee jumping isn’t just for me. I’m too much afraid of the high. So this wouldn’t be an option for me :)
By plane. I’m from Europe. So there is no other option for me. And I have to admit that I never been to the US before. I mean I traveled a lot in Europe and south America and Asia, but I never been to the US.
@ Alexa :) shit I think the first two flights will be with continental and the other two with united.
I’m planning to stay about two months there. But in march I’ll be there for one or two weeks first. I’m not sure about the time yet because I really want to visit my hostfamily in el Salvador. But I’ll see.
You are never really traveling alone. The world is with you, the majority of them will help you.
Which cities I want to visit: NY, LA, Miami, San Francisco, San Diego, and Phoenix
@ Alexa thank you :) I hope so :)
I wanted to go to Phoenix for a few years now. When I see pictures of Phoenix I always wished I could jump right into the next airplane and go there. :)
Any further cities I have to visit?
You should hit up Chicago. Everyone thinks the midwest is boring (mostly true), but it is by far my favorite city because it’s clean and everyone is so nice and friendly there. =) Despite all of its modern-ness, it still has that Prohibition Era gangster feel to it which is just awesome. If you want to visit a smaller town that’s still got a lot of local flavor around the great lakes, I’d try Petoskey or Harbor Springs in Michigan. They’re not super easy to get to if you’re flying, but view alone is worth it. Petoskey is the cheaper and more laid back of the two. Both are clean and full of super friendly people. The beaches around there are really nice as well.
as dangerous as walking alone in your neighborhood can be.
Don’t live your life in fear. It’s not really living.
Emma: when you’re travelling alone, make sure to exude confidence. Have good posture, try to keep baggage to a minimum so you’re not weighed down, and don’t sleep in unsafe situations. (sorry to be obvious!) Give creepers a “don’t fuck with me” look, even if you’re nervous. Oh, I’d also say to dress a bit more conservatively if you’re worried about men. Hope your trip is amazing!
I’ll travel with you!
soo… why is it so much more dangerous for woman to travel (then men)…
If you’re going to be visiting places in the Southwest, you should check out Mesa Verde.
It’s an ancient Pueblo civilization built underneath the overhang of a rock. Check out this pic, it’s breathtaking:
Most of my women friends have travelled around the world by themselves. The first time I went cross country in the U.S., I was sixteen. It’s always wise to be prepared, be aware, and wary. How are you traveling? Where are you staying? Those are important variables that you need to tell before anyone can answer the question.
Well I definitely know a handful of people who would say it’s stupid and dangerous. But that initially stems from their own fears. So don’t ever listen to those kind of people.
This summer I’m actually going on a roadtrip by myself to San Francisco, Big Sur, Yosemite, California. Then Sedona and Grand Canyon, Arizona. Then Colorado. And around fall I’m going to travel to the Philippines (my homeland. Manila, its surrounding cities, and Palawan), Thailand, and then Bali, Indonesia. And I’m going to do this alone. To be quite frank with you, I’m still a little scared. My whole life I’ve always been scared of the unknown. And I always feel like I have to plan everything so nothing goes wrong. But I’ve learned that the more you try to take control of your life out of fear, the more it will go against you.. which leads to unpleasant experiences.
I’ve learned that if you go into traveling (or in any situation) fearing what’s to come.. your fear is more likely to come true because you keep thinking about it. Therefore your in that low frequency state.. always in fear, thinking about the past or the future, thinking what could go wrong.. you’re attracting like frequencies that will ultimately create your reality. However, if you’re in a higher frequency.. let go of all your fears, flow with the universe, live in the moment, then good things will come.
I’ve been meeting random people who have been traveling all over the world alone.. one of my new friends actually sold all her belongings to travel around South America by herself. She met some awesome people along the way. So in reality you’re never really alone. I feel like being alone gives you a better chance of meeting some incredible people if you have a positive mentality and a strong mindset.
Good for you. Be careful, but don’t let your fears get in the way of having a wonderful time.
Although I’m pro “no-fear” and everything, sometimes our sense of fear is prudent. In the end it comes down to the delicate risk/reward ratio. You cannot neglect the fact that there are bad people out there and they do tend to congregate in areas of lower socioeconomic status because those areas are largely neglected by the general population and, unfortunately, law enforcement.
In other words, as a female I would avoid walking by myself in areas that are known to be “shady”. I would suggest before venturing out by yourself, you learn your environment and take the appropriate measures to ensure your safety.
Emma, I live in california in an apartment with 3 girls and you are more than welcome to stay with us if you’d like! I graduate college in a couple months and I plan on taking off on my own to see the world too :)
Do it! Like someone else said, danger is everywhere and using common sense is your best bet (also I recommend always carrying mace/pepper spray with you and brushing up on some self-defense moves just in case). I recently traveled Europe alone as a female, and it was very freeing, empowering and allows for a type of travel that lends to introspection and seeing the world in a new way.
I live in San Francisco but have lived all over California so if you need any tips on where is best to visit, don’t hesitate to ask. :)
Las Vegas. period.
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