I absolutely love to travel. Some of my most rewarding experiences included taking a weekend solo trip to the Smokey Mountains or catching a weekend flight to Tampa. At one point in my life, I was terrified of traveling solo. A part of me feared for my safety but there are plenty of ways to stay safe while traveling alone.
To be honest, my solo trips started because I became annoyed with failed girls trips, cancelled plans, or waiting for a friend to accompany me. I also found myself annoyed when my definition of adventure differed from my travel crew.
Now I am the queen of solo travel. My trips range from staycations, road trips, or weekend getaways. I even take my dog along on most trips. During my trips I order room service, take myself to a nice restaurant, relax at the spa, catch a vibe at a lounge, or enjoy some sun by the pool.
Solo traveling grants you the opportunity to treat yourself, indulge in self-love, and create new memories.
Please, don’t allow expenses to stand in the way of an adventurous weekend. I find most of my trips on Groupon! There are tons of adventurous and cheap getaways even international trips. You can also check out weekend deals on Expedia and Air bnb.
Soon I will take my solo trips international for the black girl version of “eat, pray, love!” But until then you can catch me in the air or on the road Sis.
Below are my favorite cities to travel solo:
- Atlanta, Ga
- Charlotte, NC
- Washington, DC
- Charleston, SC
- Chattanooga, TN
- Myrtle Beach, SC
- Tampa, FL
- Savannah, GA
Do not allow fear to stand in the way of your travels Sis! Here are five tips to keep you safe on your solo excursions.
- Let your friends and family in on the details! Provide them with your lodging address and information. Be sure to include them on your itinerary. Such as restaurant, hiking, and night life locations.
- Share your location with your loved ones during the duration of your trip.
- Choose high quality hotels in the middle of the city. Try to avoid hotels that are a great distance away from the action. It’s best to be walking distance.
- Don’t drink too much! Just catch a vibe sis. Please don’t get college girl wasted. You want to be aware of your surroundings at all times.
- Don’t bring randoms back to your hotel or let them know that you are traveling solo. Instead agree to meet them at a restaurant or lounge. Take your own Lyft or Uber. Send the picture and name of the individual you are meeting to your loved ones.
Happy solo traveling!