Traveling is (and always has been) a topic that we discuss often and in great detail here on TFD. There are so many wonderful things about it — experiencing new cultures, taking relaxing time away from work, seeing things you’ve never seen before, meeting new people. And while there are certainly a few not-so-wonderful things about it (like the fact that a plane ticket to basically anywhere costs so much damn money), it is generally a really great thing to do.
And something we talk about on TFD possibly even more than just traveling in general is the idea of solo travel. Traveling to a place you’ve never been before on your own is an excellent tool for personal growth — you have to navigate new spaces and make your way in a place where you might not even speak or understand the language, and you have to do it all without relying on anyone else. You have to find activities to do, places to see, and experiences to have without the company of a friend or partner by your side. It is something that feels uncomfortable for most people, which probably only makes it better and more effective as an exercise for growing as a person.
And although not all of the TFD team has embarked on the journey of solo travel before, Chelsea certainly has, which is why she decided to take time during this week’s video over on the TFD YouTube channel to talk about five of the most important life rules she only learned from traveling. If you’ve been bitten by the travel bug but haven’t quite justified shelling out for a few of the big solo trips you’ve always wanted to take, check out this video and see if any of Chelsea’s life lessons inspire you to take the leap:
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