The Joys of Traveling Solo
It is far better to be alone, than in bad company. ~ George Washington
So I was reading the San Francisco Chronicle the other day and this article popped up, no friends, no problem – great Northern California trips for flying solo. I have absolutely no problem with the content of the article. The trips they recommend are the pretty standard fare for the paper. So a mixture of things I’ve already done, some that are ridiculously expensive or trendy and a good idea or two.
The problem I have is the title of the piece. The title reinforces the ridiculous idea that the only time anyone travels alone is if they are some kind of weirdo who has no friends. It’s this kind of limited thinking that keeps people from doing things on their own. One of my sisters won’t eat alone in a restaurant because she fears people will have this very thought. I know lots of people who travel alone, as a matter of fact my friend Bubbles, not her real name, but what I call her is quite possibly the most social human being I’ve ever met and she often travels alone.
I’ve written before about hiking alone, and tonight I just really wanted to remind people to ignore the sentiment, I’ve written blog posts before on hiking alone and traveling alone. I’ve even written about the joys of being alone. Time with yourself can be some of the best time you get, in a world where we are constantly bombarded with people, emails and social media, (see my post from last night), it is really wonderful to have some time just to yourself. There are lots of articles about why you should spend more time alone, and the benefits that come from doing just that.
So take some time alone my friends and have a happy day. ~ Rev Kane