“I’m a 30 year old Dutch woman, living in my 4WD and travelling solo a cross Australia. Working some weeks or months full-time for an employer and part-time online and in between jobs I am travelling as much as possible. “
“For me the word travel and than specially Solo Travel, is strongly connected to Freedom.
I do whatever I want to do and I do this whenever I want to do it, I do not have to make any compromises without being selfish. This all gives a feeling of Freedom. Why Freedom is so important to me? I have lived most of my live in a cocoon because of low self-esteem, fear of what others where thinking of me, fear of doing something alone and now I am finally living my life as a butterfly, flying around in freedom. Doing what I want and like to do and mostly, by myself.”
Travelling Solo doesn’t mean that I am always alone. On the road I meet the most lovely and inspiring people. I spent some time with them, this can be a day, a week or longer. Like I told you before I have never given myself the chance to do something alone and now I see being alone as freedom. I do not always want to go the same way as the people that I meet and I don’t want to make any compromises anymore, so I follow my own path. If I want to go right, I go right, if that means I have to say goodbye, than I say goodbye. In the end most of these people that I have met became friends for lifetime or at least memories for lifetime.”
I travel in my own 4WD that I have transformed to a little camper and I mostly overnight on free campsites. I have stayed in some hostels, but then I book a female or a mixed dorm and these prices are always based on a single person. “
“I do not select or plan, I just go wherever the wind blows me to. Before I started this journey in Australia, I did not really do any research about things to do and to see. I did research for all the really important stuff like visas, climate, insurance etc. Doing research about places to visit and things to see and do creates expectations, and often expectations are giving disappointment.
“My favorite part about travelling solo is that I can go where and when I want to go, I do not have to rush because there are people waiting for me. If I find a mountain top with a beautiful view and I would like to meditate there for hours, I can just do that. If I see a beautiful lake, I can stay there for hours or days without someone winging that they want to go. I love the independence of travelling solo. “
Off course there are some Cons, you travel alone, you make memories alone, you are excited alone and you do not always have a person close to you to share these adventures or memories with or to cuddle when you do not feel good. But in the other hand, these Cons make you trust yourself, learn about yourself and love yourself and only if you are one with yourself you can become one with the world. So are these Cons really Cons? “
“Don’t dream your life, live your dreams. If you can dream it, you can do it. “