My Travel Story
I’m not sure if I would have had the courage to travel to a different country without my family’s support. Both of my parents travelled a lot when they were young, and they encouraged me to see the world as well.
Like many people, I moved away from home to attend University, which was my first taste of independence. To be honest, I didn’t love it. It was not what I had imagined it to be at all! I didn’t connect with many people and found myself lonely away from what was familiar.
Soon I realised that, in fact, being an introvert means you just have to go about things a little bit differently to everyone else! Partying every night isn’t right for me – I don’t have enough time to recharge on my own. I wasn’t secure enough in myself to say no to invitations, and I got burnt out. It wasn’t pretty!
But I learned how to manage myself and my social interactions. A few years later, I was saying an emotional goodbye to my parents as I went to Austria for a 5 month ski season. That trip went very differently- the key is to know yourself and plan ahead for both social time and recharging time!
Since then, I haven’t looked back. I always wanted to visit different places, and finally, I did it on my own.
The first day in a new country is always amazing. Everything looks so different from what I’m used to, even if the culture or the language is similar – it’s all so fresh!
Travelling as an introvert can be easily done with the right amount of planning and being selective of the situations you find yourself in.
How I started traveling
I started traveling because I wanted to see the world, but also because my job as a writer was both demanding and flexible enough to let me. So, in order to manage writer’s block and generate plenty of books and creativity, I started traveling.
Now it’s easy to grab a laptop and find an internet connection in most places in the world. I can work from anywhere.
45 Visited Countries
8 missed flights