I use to travel with my parents at least 3-4 times a year before college and adult life hit me and now I rarely travel (once or twice a year)… 😦 Over the past few years, I’ve had the urge to just travel alone just as an experience to see how I would like it. I really do enjoy my parent/girlfriend’s company whenever we travel, but traveling alone allows me to be in charge of my schedule and work on my bucket list. I recently had a small experience traveling alone for a day in New Orleans and it was a great experience that makes me want to try it more often. I feel like it’s something everyone should try at least once in their lifetime. And NO traveling alone does not make you seem like a lonely person or have no friends. Even though, it might not be for everyone, here are some reasons why I want to travel alone.
Traveling alone can be a great experience but the most important concern of traveling by yourself is safety. Without anyone besides you, you are more vulnerable to criminals. Here are some preparations that you can do before you embark on your journey that will make your experience rewarding and safe.
This travel itinerary is a list of some of the attractions you should check out if you plan to stay in the French Quarter in New Orleans for the weekend. I was not able to do a whole lot during my one-day solo adventure, but here’s a list of my destinations. There are plenty of stuff to do in and around New Orleans, like plantations, swamps and bike tours. So be sure to do your research especially if you plan to stay for more than 3 days! There is quite a lot of historical landmarks in and around the French Quarter, making it hard to hit all of them in one weekend.
Back in April, I was able to explore New Orleans for a day alone after an eventful bachelor party. I spent most of my weekend in the French Quarter and Frenchmen Street. However, on my last day, I began my day at Louis Armstrong Park and ended my day at the Garden District. I made plenty of stops along the way and probably walked 6+ miles that day which didn’t feel like much because there was so much to see and limited time. I prefer to walk when I’m traveling rather than request a Lyft or Uber to get to my destination. The reason being is that it allows me to explore every nook and cranny of the city. If the destination is pretty close by I suggest walking if the situation permits so you can get more out of your trip.
It was my first time traveling out of state with my significant other, and it was a trip to remember! We had a blast and were able to fit in a bunch of activities within the 3 days we were there. Seattle is known to rain a lot, but we were lucky that it only rained the first day. There was, however, a lot of overcasts the entire trip. Overall, I enjoyed the city and would highly recommend Seattle to first-time travelers on a budget.
Here are some photos I took from Seattle.