November 20th, 2016

Traveling Alone

Has anyone here ever traveled alone? Can you tell me about your experiences? Did being out of your comfort zone help you grow as a person, or were you lonely and wishing you were home?

I just booked a flight/Airbnb for a trip in December where I will be alone in Rome for 6 days. I've been Googling and reading some girls' blogs about their experiences traveling alone, but would love some other "real" people's perspective as well because who knows if these bloggers are just putting on a happy face for the sake of their website?

ETA: Wow, thank you everyone for your really great responses. I'm feeling better about my trip after reading about yours.

For anyone who sees this edit, did you feel weird at all about going to a restaurant alone? I think that is what I am most anxious about, but once I do it, I'm sure it will be fine. It's just the anticipation.