Fran, Ale, and Cam – Lovely young Chilean women I met while in Ecuador
I have been asked the following questions numerous times:
1. Why are you going on this RTW trip?
2. Aren’t you scared to go alone?
3. Don’t you have to plan everything out, such as making reservations for your hotels; tours; ground transportation (Eurorail pass); what you are going to do and see in each country; etc.?
Most people when they hear the term “solo travel,” they take that to mean “all by yourself, all the time, always alone” – and nothing could be further from the truth. Unless you are antisocial, a monk, or an introvert, you’ll find that you will meet plenty of people on your journey. This may sound counter-intuitive, but you will in fact have plenty of opportunities to meet people versus traveling with a companion. Why is that? Continue reading