Women Traveling Alone Should Enjoy Themselves
Traveling alone has many benefits. You get to eat in peace and quiet. You can “veg” out all night in your room and watch TV or read your favorite novel.
I have been traveling for business for 25 years and 90% of the time, I travel alone. Most of my work as a female professional speaker and corporate trainer takes me across the United States with little international travel (by choice).
While being on the road is tiring, stressful and can drive you crazy when you travel often for business, it can be exhilarating. I come across all kinds of interesting sights, people, places and great restaurants. I never know what might be around the next corner.
Women who don’t travel often will say to me, “Don’t you hate eating by yourself?” I tell them, “No.” I am quite used to it. As I said earlier, I enjoy my quiet time. I take my time and dine rather than gobble down something quick. I actually eat better on the road than when I am at home.
I love to watch people and observe them. It is amazing how many people do not take in their world, they are completed strapped to their phone or tablets. As I watch them I think about how much of life they are really missing when traveling.
If you are a female traveler, you have extra concerns that a male does not have—safety being #1 on the list. [Read more…]