Ten weeks, ten countries, planes, trains, ferries, hostels, couches and millions of steps later, I feel more clear-headed, confident and overall so much happier about life and myself. There’s something about traveling alone that puts everything into perspective and makes you realize you’re capable of fantastic things.
In all honesty, a year without working, a year without having a reason to get out of bed on a morning, would kill me.
I’ve met women on the road who are outgoing, but I’ve also met some who preferred to keep to themselves. I’ve met ones who prefer to stay out all night partying, but I’ve also met ones who like to wake up early to explore every nook and cranny of a city.
When photographer Stephane Domingues turned 30-years-old he wondered how others his age were faring in other parts of the world. Connecting through Tinder, Instagram and AirBnB, Domingues is making portraits and interviews with fellow tricenarians in thirty countries.
Because we think it’s cool to be different, we embraced the weird stares from fellow tourists and got down with our cheesy poses. Then we ate pizza and drank lots of wine. Or was it the other way around?
Do your research, know the flights and the alternatives, call multiple times, don’t overlook open jaws, and when you get the answer you want, book it immediately.
Diving is freakin’ awesome. Like…really, really awesome. First of all you can breathe underwater, which makes you as close to a superhero as you’ll ever be. Second of all, you can do this activity all over this awesome planet of ours. And ninth of all? Well keep on reading.
She’s courageous. The woman who travels alone is a fighter. She understands what it’s like to tackle the world alone as a woman.
As a backpacker, you’re automatically 98%* more at risk for contracting this misunderstood condition. When you are away from your routine, friends and well… normal life, you don’t realize how easy it is to learn new habits, and make them your own. So beware, here are eight weird-ass things you’re probably gonna pick up along the way.
Feel like eating at a roadside food stand? Go ahead! Want to sleep in till noon? Sleep away! Want to pack up and take a train to the next city? Just do it!