Frequently Asked Questions
Embarking on an adventure is a transformative and empowering experience. As a seasoned adventure seeker with a passion for exploring the world, I've compiled these FAQ to address common questions and share some insights gained from my journey. From safety considerations to funding travels and embracing spontaneity, these answers are rooted in personal experiences. Whether you're a solo female traveler or contemplating your first trip, I hope this inspires and guides you in navigating the exciting world of exploration. If you have any more questions, please leave them below.
Do you feel safe travelling alone as a female?
Yes, I feel safe traveling alone as a female. My confidence is grounded in the countless instances where I've witnessed the kindness of strangers transcending cultural and geographical boundaries. While it's crucial to stay vigilant, I choose to focus on the welcoming and helpful individuals I've encountered during my journeys. Solo travel has not only broadened my horizons but has also reinforced my belief in the innate goodness that exists worldwide.
How do you fund your travels?
Funding my travels is made possible through my role as a forest firefighter in British Columbia. The seasonal nature of this job aligns perfectly with my desire for adventure. During the off-season, I take the opportunity to explore new destinations, leveraging the flexibility this profession offers. It's a balance that allows me to pursue both my career and my passion for travel.
How did you start your journey?
My journey began with a simple but significant decision – I took the leap. The dream of exploring the world had always been with me, and I realized that turning that dream into reality was within my grasp. Recognizing that the initial step was the most formidable barrier, I decided to overcome it and embrace the exciting possibilities that awaited beyond my comfort zone.
Do you plan your adventures in advance?
In the early stages of my travels, I tended to do more planning, but as I've gained experience, I've embraced a more spontaneous approach. I prefer going with the flow, especially when exploring new and unfamiliar destinations. The thrill of discovery is heightened when I leave my options open, making minimal commitments and allowing the adventure to unfold organically, leaving room for unexpected discoveries and adventures.
What is your #1 tip for people aspiring to travel?
My #1 tip for those aspiring to travel is to take the leap and start the journey. Dreams of seeing the world can become a reality with a willingness to embrace the unknown. Believe in the innate goodness of people, stay vigilant, and focus on the positive connections awaiting exploration. Whether you're planning meticulously or going with the flow, the key is to overcome the initial barrier of that first step and open yourself to the incredible experiences and personal growth that travel offers.