Why I Want To Travel Out Of The Country For My First Solo Trip


Solo Travel

My first time traveling alone was going to visit my grandma down in Georgia. While that was kind of scary for me, I felt comfortable doing it because if something was to happen I still had my family available to help me. May be not as close but still in the same country type deal.


Where Do I Plan To Travel First?

The first place that came to mind was “somewhere in the carribbean” everybody likes to go where it’s warm when it’s the summer and winter time. But for myself personally, I chose a cold area.


Reykjavik, Iceland.

I had seen pictures of the landscape and I thought Iceland was the most beautiful thing ever.

Plus it’s great for people who want to travel solo because it has such a low crime rate. Which that’s really what also sealed the deal.

It’s going to be an exciting experience for me. This is something that I most definitely won’t back down from. I’m just going to have to do a lot of research, pay attention to my surroundings, and learn everyday about it.


Conquering My Fears

I believe that taking this trip will help me to conquer my fears. I have always been the type of person who didn’t want to do things alone.

I even hate spending most of my time alone, but I realize now that I don’t need people to do things with me.

The company is enjoyable at times when I have somebody to do things with but at the same time I have to learn how to handle myself alone.

It’s scary and sometimes it makes you wonder if people actually care about you. At times I always felt like I forced myself on people just to get rid of my loneliness but when I did that I found myself regretting it and realizing I would’ve have rather stayed at home.

So instead of asking someone to come with me to Iceland. I’d rather take the trip on my own and if people want to join they can.

Opportunity To See A Whole Other World.

I’m excited to see a brand new world. Another culture than the American culture that I’m use to. It will create memories for me and I honestly hope to meet some great people as well!


Where are some places you have traveled solo and how was the experience? What tips could you give me and other people who are afraid to travel but want to take the challenge of overcoming their fears?


  1. I can totally relate to this post! I travelled for the first time by myself earlier in the month and it was one of the best things I’ve done. Like you, I was scared but once I was there I realised there was nothing to be afraid of. I went to Malta which also has low crime rates and what I didn’t realise until I arrived was that almost everyone speaks English! I was the same as you in that I realised I don’t need people to do things with me and if I kept waiting for friends I’d never have gone. Definitely have an idea of where you want to go and what you want to do before you get there. And even though you’ll be by yourself don’t be afraid to interact with others, you might meet some interesting people!

    • I seen your post about traveling and I was like “This is exactly what I was looking for!” I want to take that risk for once. Do what I love and stop waiting for others cause I realize life is short and if I keep putting off then I’ll miss a whole lot of opportunity

  2. This looks like it will be an amazing step in your journey. You seem to know what you want and what you want out of this. You should do it and conquer all your fears, I can imagine your story of 2018 will be amazing. I wish you all the best!

  3. I can and will always recommend a solo travel trip. Its honestly the best thing you can do. The first time I traveled solo was when I went to NYC and LA for a couple of weeks. You’ll learn so much about yourself, you’ll grow and you’ll make friends. That is if you are open towards meeting new people.

    However as a girl, I always recommend going to safe places.

    Also see if you can join some groups.
    In New York I joined a free group of many travelers who were exploring the city as well.

    Another must: don’t walk around by yourself when its dark outside. Always let your family at home know where you are heading too, especially when its gonna be late.

  4. A lot of my friends have been to Iceland and loved it. Good luck with conquering your fears. I’m sure feeling free to travel will be so rewarding and enjoyable.

    V <3

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