9 Reasons to Absolutely Love Traveling Solo That You Hadn’t Even Considered

| July 14, 2017

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The first time I truly traveled alone, it was on a summer trip to Italy when I turned 19. It was the first time I had to do everything myself, from booking train tickets and hotel (okay, hostel) rooms, to picking restaurants, finding museums, and just deciding how and where to spend my days. End result: It was mostly wandering the streets of Rome and Florence eating as many flavors of gelato as I could find. And it was glorious.

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