My name is Sarah Walker. And I’m a solo travel addict.
It started with a six month backpacking trip through Europe. I was only 19. Looking back, I wonder how I ever could have been so innocent.
No one warned me that Europe was a gateway destination.
I didn’t know that going to Italy would make me want to visit Turkey or that the Marrakesh market of Morocco is only a boat ride away from Spain.
Not even a brilliant sun setting behind the majestic castle of Edinburgh, Scotland could keep me from looking for my next travel hit.
Their incredible deals to places like Jordan, Iceland, and Egypt made seeing the world easy. For the first time in my life, I had access to all the travel I wanted.
Granted, on the things-to-be-addicted-to scale, solo travel falls somewhere between Girl Scout cookies and George Clooney. Pretty harmless.
Yet, I can tell when it’s been too long since my last trip.
My right eye twitches when I read other travel blogs. I check airfarewatchdog.com every hour. Under the Tuscan Sun, Letters to Juliet, and Before Sunrise/Sunset are in my Netflix queue.
And I know it’s really been too long when I hang out at the airport on a Friday night.
After announcing my most recent solo trip, this time to Peru, some of my friends were concerned.
Peru was too far, too dangerous. They meant well but didn’t understand. Once you start down the solo traveling road, it’s not something you can just stop.
- There is no cure for wanderlust. There’s only more travel.
Luckily, I don’t have to worry about explaining myself here at Go Girl! Guides.
I finally found other rad girls who like solo travel as much as I do.
And if you’re reading this, you probably like solo travel too. Let’s be friends! Or maybe you’re taking your first solo trip abroad and need some advice when it comes to planning it. How can I help?
I’ll be blogging at Go Girl! once a week and I want to hear from you about your upcoming trips, past travel experiences, and must-sees around the world.
- We may be solo travelers but that doesn’t mean we’re alone.
Every day, another gutsy gal heads off to travel the world, refusing to wait on anyone else to take the trip of her lifetime.
So. Where are you going this year? I’m looking forward to a summer trip somewhere in Europe.
I’ve never been to Europe when the weather is warm and I think it’s about time to change that. I’m already fantasizing about pitchers of sangria and George Clooney’s Italian villa.
Soon George, soon.