I imagine that each of us have reasons why we desire to journey alone or in a group. I need to hear your opinions.
In much of the world, solo travellers – and single folks generally – are seen as unusual, even a bit unfortunate. But travelling alone, you might find yourself the recipient of generous invites to individuals’s homes for dinner. So do not feel bad – simply roll with it, and exhibit your free-agent status by providing to take a household’s photograph at a big sight, as an illustration, or sitting close to a chatty gang at a bar.
I’ve been talking to National Geographic about a documentary journey series format I’ve written that’s part cultural commentary, part social experiment. It may see me moving round Australia and then on to Berlin, Jaipur in India, rural Russia, to Northern Tanzania and beyond. It can be a wild and wily shoot, a lot of it very much by myself, being met by camera crews for brief stints alongside the best way.
Steph Dyson is a freelance travel author originally from the UK who now lives in Santiago, Chile. Having spent the final two and a half years travelling and volunteering, she writes about off-the-beaten-trail adventures in South America, utilizing her intensive experience of exploring (and getting misplaced in) this continent. A former teacher, avid cheese eater, and well-known Bolivian TV persona (properly, almost), she never says no to an adventure.
I first travelled solo on my gap yr. I was 17 after I finished school. I could not anticipate my massive adventure. I travelled by way of Israel, England, France and Italy. It was a wild yr: first love, first time in a nightclub. Lots of firsts. But fortunately, regardless of some bushy moments, I survived it. I obtained to grow up in my very own time, shed my 12 years of school, and return residence independent and prepared for the subsequent part of my life.