Saturday, August 01, 2015

Going Solo

Of course I agree with the author of this piece that women should go out and travel alone. I have taken two major trips by myself in my lifetime, and that was to Kentucky in 1989 and to Las Vegas in 2006. I regularly drove my car from Reno to southern Oregon and back by myself. I also took a couple of trips to Portland and back alone. So far I haven't traveled overseas alone, but that isn't out of the question although if and when I do it, I will likely join a touring group rather than just plan out an itinerary.

I have always done things by myself. I never felt I had to have a man to go out and do things. I work out alone, most of the time I eat out alone and go to the movies alone. It doesn't bother me, and it never has, and it never will. I never felt unsafe doing it any more than living by myself.

A woman-hating society sends all kinds of messages about women being by themselves, like they have to live their lives in fear.

It always pisses me off.

Money, or the lack of it, is the big obstacle now, but I plan to take a WomanTours vacation next year to Niagara Falls, provided I can swing it financially. I will rent a bike for the tour and get single occupancy if I can do it.

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