A year alone in the world

A year alone

Ania of Ania Travels writes about a year spent as a solo traveller. Normally I’m a bit down on these sort of “15 best things about…” posts, but I think she’s nailed it here. Her wisdom shines through: travel isn’t about being away from home. Any blogger contemplating extended solo travel away from home, family, job, and a mountain of possessions should read this.

I’m not a big fan of selfie sticks, neither, but Ania has got the genre down to an artform. Love it!


It’s officially been a year since I left my past life, and went on the road in pursuit of my dreams to travel the world and become a digital nomad. Yay me! As you can imagine life constantly on the move is totally different than life with a steady 9-5 job. There are many things you learn when you’re alone, many hurdles you cross, and things constantly happen that are completely out of your control and you learn new ways of dealing with them. There were days that I wanted to give up, there were days I wanted to cry, there were days I completely missed everyone (even my eyebrow threading lady back home). But at the end of the day, I was completely ok with all of this because this is the life that I have dreamed of and made for myself. So here are 15 lessons I learned after 365 days of solo travel.

Read the full post here: 15 Lessons long-term solo travel taught me

Image credit: Ania of Ania Travels