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Travelling alone also gets my vote, The few times I have set of with someone be it a girl freind or a work colleague It allways starts out great
but quickly becomes a drag, In all the places I have spent time I never had problems meeting like minded people. That was between twenty & ten years ago though. As to traveling alone as a female, I never bumped in to any girls who had had problems, my self I was 148lbs soaking wet
and by accident I ended up in some rough places again never a problems, A little common sense will take you anywhere. In my opinon a girl travelling alone with a decent amount of commonsense can probably do and see a lot more than her male counterpart. Again with a little commonsense you will easily be able to connect with the locals who can show you around a lot easier than the guys.
Good luck with your trip
i had all these questions go thur my mind at the age of 20, there was this show that was going to be 8 hours away and my friend couldn’t go at the last minute, i had the money and the time but no one to go with, i was pulled over twice and got lost but it did change me and my mind frame about traveling with others.
it does not matter if it is a woman or a man traveling alone, anyone can over power anyone, i think it is really all about looking over your shoulder and keeping a safe eye on your surroundings.
Get out there and when u get bored there will always be someone who wants to bullshit or just give advise, there are locals everywhere who are happy to help.
have fun and peace out!
i just finished three months in france, travelling MOSTLY alone, but with the comfort of knowing that help was just a phone call away (if over 500 miles in several directions)...
alone: means you never have to ask someone which direction today, what site to see, what to eat…
with someone: you have bonded with someone over a particular scene, a conversation where you explored each other’s reactions to something, shared a memorable meal or adventure…
it depends on the person, and how well you travel with the person you would be sharing so much with… if you both are thick-skinned and enjoy doing much the same things, i’d say travel WITH someone… if EITHER of you is thin-skinned, or you have different travel agendas, travel alone…
My recommendation would be to bring a similarly gendered best friend. Someone you know very well, and with a similar life situation and age.
But sometimes the charm is in taking such a trip on a mad impulse, and there are no absolute rules.
A group trip can often lead to demand for massive project management skill.
just a girl
I completely agree. You see, that’s the fun of no predetermined destination—there are no rules.
I’ve gone alone, I’ve gone with 10 people stuck in a mommy van where we took the middle seat out and everyone sat on the floor, I’ve gone with one other person, two other people… fights may break out, you may learn something about someone you never knew… that’s the fun of the roadtrip. You never know what you are going to get. Get in your car, turn left, and then just go wherever your whims take you.
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I think a person should take at least one long road trip by themselves. It’s important to discover without anyone else making decisions for them..
To go alone (except for my dog) is an experience that allows you to live on your own terms. And people who are also traveling always become your friend. You find that you’ll have friends no matter where you stop – and no need to call ahead!
It depends of what you want…
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Its up to you. Why not try both? You could take a day trip, one with and one without.
Whichever… the whole idea is that you just get out and explore the world around you – without the safety net. I am not saying do anything stupid, be prepared (water, sleeping bag, food, tools, first aid kit, etc), but head out and stop at places you might have otherwise shunned or overlooked. Some of the best meals I have ever eaten were as a result of being lost and stumbling into a little dive looking place only to be deligtfully surprised with a great meal and amusing company… go have fun!
I think the key is travelling alone, as it allows you the freedom of doing whatever your heart desires. Plus, if you are single, you also have the chance of meeting the guy or gal of your dreams and a date would not be complicated by what the third wheel will do while you two are exploring the intimicies of eachothers worlds! Just be careful, as there are alot of “Gypsies” who travel around preying on innocent travellers to rob or scam. I always pray and ask God to watch over me and keep me safe. Good luck and enjoy!
Going alone on a road trip can provide some later-interesting memories. Not necessarily fun, though.
The preferred method is solo pilot. You can in unusual circumstances find exactly the right person who can tolerate the ambiguity and sometimes fine finances of the road trip with no pre-determined destination. Choose wisely.
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I’ll go solo, unless the person you have in mind thinks and acts like you.
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There’s been some good advice above. I’d screen my choices very carefully. What could be a lovely trip can turn out to be a bad chapter in your life if you end up fighting when you could be enjoying the trip.
If you don’t know the person well, I’d say no, don’t go with them.
Be safe. Bon voyage!
- How long will the trip be?
- How well do you know the person
Keep in mind, on a road trip, you will be together with this person without being able to take a break or get away for essentially the entire time. You will be closer than a married couple. You better really be able to get along with the person.
The more people you have the more you have to accommodate, whereas by yourself you have complete control of your destiny. If you want to take a side trip to see the worlds largest rubber-band ball you can.
you could do it either way.
If you are driving and driving long distances, then you would want some company otherwise it gets too boring driving alone.
If you are taking buses and trains, then its like back-packing and doing it alone works well too. You could do things with your speed and not depend and get dragged by others….
Of course, it depends on you :) if you are the only person that you could spend that much time with, then absolutely go it alone. If you have a close friend or family member or significant other that you would enjoy being in a car with for endless hours :) then I would suggest going with someone, especially since there is safety in numbers. It has the potential to make you inseparable :) I was lucky, I brought my bf and we had a great time – we are definitely inseparable. We knew that before the trip, but the trip was excellent evidence of how we go through all kinds of situations together. that’s my 2 cents!
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