So I’m on the road again, in another transitionary phase… I’ve moved out of my little abode in my beloved Portland, OR and am roaming around Arizona, NYC, and now Kauai, as I scramble to finish the biochemistry prerequisite for medical school and move to Texas in June to begin my MD/MPH. It’s been an interesting few months.
Now that we have caught up, I will point out the few disadvantages that I could come up with about traveling alone.
1. No one to share beautiful moments with (other than my glorious self, of course)
2. No one to watch my belongings while I use the restroom, swim, wander about…
3. Cost (my lodging and car rental is twice as expensive…)
4. No one to call for help when/if a rope breaks as I scramble up the side of a muddy, slippery cliff (don’t worry, I’m using my best judgment…)
5. (Most importantly at this moment in time) No one to assist in applying sunscreen, resulting in the sunburn from hell, but only on my backside…
6. Taking selfies while getting said sunburn from hell (or while doing any other various activity in a secluded location)
Other than these six considerations, traveling alone again has been fantastic and I have been getting a lot of much-needed “me time” to indulge in solo hikes and long walks on the beach. Bellisma.
(For more on traveling alone, read “The Solo Traveler“)