There was once a time in my life when I longed to go to Europe. I had dreamt about visiting London and strolling down the famous Bond Street; I had already picked out my outfits in my head for Paris but, I hit a snag. I had everything ready to go, except someone to go along with me.
My friends had full-time jobs or were finishing up college, I had no boyfriend, my family wasn’t interested, I was at a cross-road. Should I wait for someone’s schedule to free up to go along with me or should I just go it alone? What did I do? I booked my ticket, and said “to hell with it’! It was one of the single most important life decisions that I probably ever made.
I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news but, you will never travel if you keep waiting for someone to travel with you. Guess what, it’s actually not the end of the world.
Solo trips are the most liberating and transformational trips you probably will ever have. Travelling solo will allow you get to know yourself, teach you important life skills and will allow you to travel on your own terms. No more waiting for your friend to get up and get ready; fix her hair and her makeup. No more waiting for your crew to wake up from that wild night and hangover.
The worst thing that you can do as a traveller is to let someone else control your journey. Did you hear me? I said the worst thing that you can do as a traveller is to let someone control your journey. If you want to go to Africa and don’t have anyone to go, go by yourself.
If you absolutely need some support while travelling or you’re just not ready to go it alone, consider group travel. In the past, I was always a little hesitant of travelling with people I had never met, but you know what’s worse, not travelling at all. My first group travel experience with Explore Africa Tour completely changed my outlook on travelling with a group. You get to meet some pretty amazing people and you get to build lifelong friendships.
No more excuses. Ready, set, jet!