I never thought I could travel solo but I just did. I just came back from a two week visit to Stockholm and Copenhagen and Scandinavia is wonderful and I proved to myself that I could travel solo.
I’m glad I went rather than stay at home because I didn’t have anyone to go with. Friends and family had conflicting schedules and tour groups were out of my budget but I knew at least one person in both Stockholm and Copenhagen so that was reason enough to buy my ticket and make this trip happen. I’ve been prone to letting hesitation, fear, or excuses get in the way of traveling across the pond but not this time.
I guess I was determined to travel somewhere far so I could take a breather. The last six months have been busy what with a full time job, part time graduate studies, trips to Denver, L.A. and San Diego, and time with family and friends. I felt consumed by a never ending to do list and a trip abroad seemed like the perfect remedy to slow down and get some perspective.
I was definitely nervous to travel solo and had a million things running through my mind but I also though that traveling alone would actually be perfect right now. I could take time out for myself and that meant unplugging from my smartphone and laptop and only carrying a backpack with the essentials. I saw the trip as a challenge that I had to take on at least once to see what I was capable of on my own.
It turns out I’m pretty capable and learned some important things along the way too. I’ll be sharing my stories and photos in the coming weeks and months, but for now check out some of the useful posts I read while I prepared for my trip. If you are thinking about traveling solo or traveling to Scandinavia, these reads are helpful!
The Joy of Solitude Travel on SoloFriendly.com
Solo Travel Safety: 20 Common Sense Tips on SoloTravelerBlog.com
Just One Please on SuzyGuese.com
Female Solo Travel Tips on yTravelBlog.com
Logistics: What to Do in Stockholm on CestChristine.com
The Saturday City: Stockholm on NomadicMatt.com
10 Things to Do in Sweden on CheeseWeb.eu
Things to Do in Copenhagen, Denmark on AsWeTravel.com
Copenhagen on the Cheap on MadatorNetwork.com