If you’re inspired by books turned into hit movies like Wild, Under the Tuscan Sun, or Eat Pray Love, you may be dreaming of your own inspirational travel-infused journey. What these stories have in common is one woman who decided to push through the comforts of regular routine to follow her heart and venture out into the world—gulp—solo.
The phrase "solo female travel" was searched 52 percent more in 2017 than 2016, indicating that more women are now contemplating that big solo jaunt. I’m certainly motivated by stories of brave solo travelers, and they've inspired me to embark on my own one-year trip around the world.
When I tell people I’m a travel writer who can work from anywhere in the world, the first thing they often ask is, "Don’t you get lonely traveling alone?" followed by "Isn’t it scary?"