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How to Live Fearlessly in Your Own Company
Repost from Brit & Co.
When was the last time you went out into the world and did something totally alone? For many of us, just contemplating the idea sounds daunting, perhaps even a little bit embarrassing. Somehow, over the years, the solo outing has become something thought to be only for the lonesome. Enter, visions of Bridget Jones crying to “All By Myself” with a bottle of wine as a makeshift microphone.
But today we’re starting a new narrative. Embarking on a solo excursion isn’t anything to be ashamed of. It’s liberating, rejuvenating, and often extremely therapeutic. In the words of Portlandiastar Carrie Brownstein, “You can venture out into experiences without the crutch of other people, not because you feel lonely or isolated, but because it generates a new kind of experience.”
But where to start? Here you’ll find stories from real women learning to explore the world as their own plus-one. From the top of a mountain in upstate New York to the bottom of New Orleans’ Bourbon Street, their experiences are unfiltered, honest, and above all, inspiring. You’ll even find some advice along the way to help you muster up the courage to follow suit. Just remember to use the hashtag #RidingSolo to share your adventures with us!
Well, what are you waiting for, ladies? There’s a whole world to see!
...these are the first two songs on my playlist
and then I go into my Nipsey Playlist. 😬
My faves from Grammy night!
Article originally posted to Travel Noire. Click here to view.
Over the last two years, Toronto, Canada-based personal trainer Mario Rigby has traveled throughout the continent of Africa, and he did it all by foot or kayak.
Mario set out on his journey in November 2015, beginning a more than 7,000-mile trek in Cape Town, South Africa. From South Africa, he went to Malawi, where he continued on a kayak to Tanzania along Lake Malawi. Other stops on his odyssey included Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Northern Sudan, with the trip ending in Egypt.
“I really want to go there and experience my heritage,” he told to a Toronto news station before he set out on his solo journey two years ago. “And I think just walking first hand with Africans through villages, through cities, I’m going to meet poor and I’m going to meet rich.”
Mario took to Facebook to tell his followers about his monumental accomplishment on January 24.
He also documented the end of his quest with a picture in Egypt.
Congratulations, Mario! Visit Mario’s website here to learn more about his historic accomplishment.