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How to Travel Alone, pt. 4

How to Travel Alone, pt. 4

This is part four of a four-part post on the joys of solo travel. _ In this last installment, I will share my thoughts on the need to meet as many people as you can and be confident as you roam the world. – 7.  Be open “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain Today, people say that I am a “good connector”.  That is because, whenever my friends travel to a new place, I put…

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How to Travel Alone, pt. 2

How to Travel Alone, pt. 2

The following is part two of a three-part post on the joys of solo travel. The other day I talked about the need to be prepared.  Today, I will talk about going with the flow. _ 3.  Be adaptable “A good traveler has no fixed plan and is not intent on arriving.”  – Lao Tzu I think you need to strike a balance between planning and winging it.  Do enough research to cover your bases and make sure you don’t…

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How to Travel Alone, pt. 1

How to Travel Alone, pt. 1

The following is part one of a three-part post about the joys of solo travel. “It seemed an advantage to be traveling alone. Our responses to the world are crucially moulded by the company we keep, for we temper our curiosity to fit in with the expectations of others…Being closely observed by a companion can also inhibit our observation of others; then, too, we may become caught up in adjusting ourselves to the companion’s questions and remarks, or feel the…

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