Are You Afraid to Travel alone?

Are You Afraid to Travel Alone?You’re Not Alone !

Even after a few years, I get nervous about hitchhiking from time to time….what if a bad person picks me up etc.

Ultimately, my reasoning is -> it’s just as much of a risk for them to pick me up as it is for me to get in their car.

Then like you mentioned, I have a plan in place(Find out top under-rated European Countries)…do I accept a ride to anywhere? do they speak a little English? is there going to be plenty of day light left by the time we reach somewhere/? etc. these plans are always flexible, but staying conscious is easy enough.


I believe that spontaneity is the spice of life, and have tried to be so in our daily life, but when it comes to traveling alone or with a family with kids where rational decision-making can be at a premium, it all comes down to doing your research . Making an effort to learn the place and its people can help dispel concerns. As an aside, it also identify areas we thought were “safe” and are actually not as much so too. Also, packing and preparing before a trip, don’t go run out and do something without thinking it through. Scout out the place beforehand, read the  more safety ideas from reliable sources, always keep your wits about your, situational awareness, etc. It is great to have someone bloggers who through their experiences can prevent us from making the more rookie mistakes. I think if we prepare, do a tour first (that is an awesome idea, I also take notes when I travel when I see something I may not be into but my friends, kids, or wife would be), try a “baby trip”, that this may allay some fears related to travel.

As for fear in general, I think the key is to filter out what is fear like “don’t do this” where your instinct or gut is speaking to it like a “red alert” (and in this case as recommended here, a good thing to listen to) and something like an inbuilt overprotective mom or dad in your mind where you want to feel safe, but you are actually denying yourself access to this beautiful, blessed world. When one educates oneself and looks at these blogs, I think that does a lot of good to limit those fears. There is also the psychological irrational fear (like mine is a mild fear of heights, didn’t even realize what it was until I went camping and hung out at a hand-gliding platform with others) which is one where if you acknowledge it, you can then work a way to overcome it or at least tame it a bit (I have a breathing technique, but it is a battle sometimes). It is a real confidence booster and thrill when you are able to tame such a fear. As an example, I got myself and my wife to take a nice open helicopter ride over Mt. Mount Waialeale to see waterfalls up close and the contrast of wettest place on Earth to desert within minutes. To allay the fear of the ride, we researched every single helicopter company twice over and picked one with the highest safety record by far. You never can remove any risk, but when you put yourself in control of it instead of being a victim, it helps a lot!

whatever happens to us in life in the future, speaking as a parent, if you ever became a Mom or are an Aunt, that we would be (or must be) a great one, we provide such great life and safety advice, and really care.

Sometimes the best way to overcome a fear is to just face it head on. Traveling by yourself isn’t any less interesting (in my opinion) and even if you don’t have a good friend to share the experience with, you will often meet other travelers to share those moments with. Plus sometimes it’s just really nice to have that time to yourself. The flexibility of solo travel can’t be beat. And it’s a great way to build confidence.
Ali Garland
Traveling solo is great, I traveled the whole 2011 by myself (well, two months with my sister), and I met so many people. It does indeed give you a lot more flexibility on what you want to do, see and eat. And like mentioned before, you will not be alone, you will meet a lot of people!

What's the thing, We must precaution while on travel alone

You must have a plan in place

If  you find out that Main problem and having a clear answer of : Is it money? Is it safety? Is it the fear of loneliness? It helps the solve the problems & really helpful. Ask yourself, Am I worried about running out of money? Then you will have a financial plan in place. Am I worried about safety? Then you will learn about the precautions I need to take.

Rehearsal : A tour first to ease in

The key is to find a tour that specifically calls to what you want. If you want something adventurous and to be with people who are like-minded, pick one that really feels right to you. But, Starting with a short and easy tour can be a great option for solo travelers. You already know that you won’t be alone too much because you will meet plenty of other people, you don’t have to worry about planning everything out yourself, and you still get to have a really amazing travel adventure without all of the responsibilities falling to you.

Take care of your valuables things

Usually most unfortunate incidences around traveling just have to do with petty theft. Carry a dummy wallet, and insure your belongings so that if someone tries to rob you, you’re not too worried about it.

Build the positives Mind-Set

Focus on the positives thoughts help us  encourage us  here are the some positive script: I get to do everything I want when I want to and, I get to meet all kinds of interesting new people and I also get to have ‘me’ time when I want it


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