i’m an extrovert, so i love(and have) to be with people—it’s more fun that way! I highly recommend finding one companion. having a friend around also helps battle homesickness.
but for safety reasons, i believe you should try to find someone to travel with. sure, 99% of people traveling by themselves are fine, but you’re a pretty girl and JUST IN CASE of a crisis it’s always better to have a buddy.
If you go by yourself, make sure SOMEONE knows your itinerary…when you’re supposed to leave a certain city, when you’re supposed to check into a hotel, etc.
buon viaggio! :)posted over 4 years ago
I think if you really want to go to Europe, you should find a way to go even if you have to go alone. My first year in Japan I had trouble finding people who wanted to take the same trips as me, but my second year I finally grew the balls to travel completely by myself to South Korea. I had a great time and I was really proud of myself! While I think it’s more fun to travel with a friend, if you can’t find anyone and it’s a choice between traveling alone and not going at all, it’s definitely better to travel alone! Don’t miss our on opportunities just because the people you know don’t want to take them with you.
HOWEVER, I agree with JanelleEfe that you should keep in mind your safety. Traveling totally alone can be difficult (especially if you don’t know the local language!) and even dangerous. If you do go alone, my recommendation is to find some sort of youth tour group you can book with so you’ll always be sightseeing with at least a small group of people— and you can make some friends! But at the very least plan and reserve all of your accommodations, transportation, and sightseeing excursions well in advance so you always know where you are going and don’t risk getting lost or being at the mercy of strangers who may not have your best interests at heart.posted over 4 years ago