What keeps you from travelling solo? Or from doing anything solo for that matter? Fear? The majority of the time, the answer is fear, plain and simple! Fear of the unknown.
We are all protected by our little bubble and very seldom do we find the courage to step out of that bubble into the world of the unknown, no matter how strong our desire is to do so. I am here to tell you that bubble can be burst!
“There is nothing to fear but fear itself” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Have you been lacking energy, unable to focus, or feeling stressed? I highly recommend that you give forest bathing a whirl!
Forest bathing, also known as Shinrin-yoko, was developed in Japan as recently as the 1980’s and has become Japan’s primary preventative and healing medicine. After giving forest bathing a try, I can understand why!
The primary goal of forest bathing is to connect with nature through our senses. We have to ditch the self phone and selfies are definitely out of the question lol. In fact, this is one adventure that I strongly urge that you do solo.
Have I piqued your interest yet? If so, keep on reading, as I am about to tell you how it works.
What better place to spend a weekend than in Banff, Alberta, Canada? It was literally heaven on earth and two days just wasn’t enough time! Since this was all I had, I was determined to experience as much as I could. I arranged a 12 hour tour with Brewster Sightseeing Tours, so that I didn’t waste any time determining where to go and what to see. The price was reasonable and I was guaranteed to experience the best that Banff and the Rocky Mountains had to offer.
Yes, you read that right friends! I recently returned from my first solo cruise with Princess Cruises, on board the Emerald Princess. Who wouldn’t want to cruise solo on the ship that is known to us baby boomers as the Loveboat? Gotta love being in the midst of all of that love in the air. This was my fifth cruise with Princess, but my first solo cruise, and boy it was fantastic!
There has been a sudden rise in the solo travel industry in recent years, especially among women. Whether you are single or married, I highly recommend taking that solo trip, at least once in your lifetime. Women especially need that time to decompress, refocus, re-energize and just simply let loose.
Yes, solo travel can definitely be expensive, but the travel industry is beginning to change in order to accommodate the rise in the number of solo travellers. Many travel companies, tour companies and cruise lines now offer packages with no, or minimal single supplements, in order to make travel more affordable for the solo traveller.