I finally did it! I took my first solo trip. By solo trip, I mean I actually took a trip by myself. In the past, I have flown alone many times but typically it involves meeting a friend or group of friends.
You are probably thinking – Tia, why would you want to travel alone? Well, there are a couple of reasons I decided to take my first solo trip.
- It got me out of my comfort zone.
- I had the flexibility to do whatever I wanted to do, whenever I wanted to do it, with as much or as little money as I wanted to spend.
- There was a landmark I wanted to visit (the National Museum of African American Hustory and Culture) and I didn’t want to wait for others to get ready to travel with me.
I am not going to lie. I was nervous. Prior to this trip, I would rarely go to eat by myself. Let alone visit a different city for a weekend by myself. Therefore, this was a real stretch. In addition, one of the great things about traveling with friends or family is that you can split some of the costs (transportation and hotel especially). However, now that the trip is over I am so glad I was able to travel solo and stay within my budget.