“With constant travel, you will always find your true home.”
This post comes from photographer/FP Me user, Saige Mateo!
Traveling alone is a great way to get in touch with yourself and surroundings. I frequently travel solo to travel with no worries. My last roadtrip was from Colorado to New York, and it opened me up to a new perspective.
I was inspired to take a trip — by myself — from Colorado to Oregon…it was life-changing, to say the least. I had never been to Oregon before — I had no idea what I was getting into. A few of my friends moved there, so I was fortunate to have places to stay and garner guidance for my further travels. I was led to beautiful mossy forests, the kind you see in movies but were even more breathtaking. Standing in the middle of a never-ending forest and breathing in the fresh air…something so poignant that I felt obliged to write about it so as never to forget that moment. Every day was a new adventure, filled with hikes around waterfalls and barefoot walks on the foggy beach. Every place I went, I stopped and absorbed, being sure to take everything in.
This experience allowed me to rediscover myself and what makes me feel alive. The feeling like that of catching up with loved ones brought an overarching happiness.
This trip encouraged me to make moves. Maybe even a possible move to Oregon. I find that, with constant travel, you will always find your true home.
If you plan on traveling alone, here are few things to remember:
Tips on traveling alone
– Always carry a safety kit in your car including jumper cables, flares, first aid supplies, reflectors, flashlights and an extra gallon of gas.
– Make sure to be aware or your surroundings, and try to fill up in a more populated gas station if possible.
– Rest when you’re tired! Pull over to a safe spot or rest area when you become drowsy.
– Bring lots of snacks. Snacking helps keep you awake and keeps you from feeling “hangry” on the road.
– No strangers! Do not pick up anyone on the road when you’re driving alone. Also, be sure to always carry a pocket knife and/or pepper spray for protection from people and animals!
+Where have you traveled to alone? Please share your stories in the comments below!
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