EPISODE 007 – Solo Travel for Women equals Self-Care
Episode 007 is where I discuss Oneika the Traveler’s solo travel article, titled “Why a solo vacation is the best self-care a woman can give herself”.
Many women have attempted to write such an article and many have succeeded but Oneika’s blog post touched my soul. She is an excellent writer and you should follow her on all social media channels.
Anyway, on my travel agency website, I wrote that “Solo Travel is the highest form of self-indulgence. It allows a person the opportunity to enjoy a destination on their own – no compromises, no schedule, no drama.”
Truly “no noise from others” is the only way to de-stress and recharge. Solo Travel is empowering and essential.
And Oneika’s is basically encouraging all women to be selfish. At least every once in a while.
Webster’s Dictionary definition of Selfish says: concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself; seeking or concentrating on one’s own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others.
Pleasure, well-being… Selfish is not a bad word to me. That’s why I named my travel agency, SelfishMe Travel.
Women have always been the nurturers and caretakers from before time began. You’ve raised your children (maybe even your grandchildren) or you’ve taken care of your spouse, significant other, lover, parents, in-laws, neighbors, friends, or coworkers… everyone except yourself.
Okay, maybe being an only child gives me the advantage to think like that but… one of my lifelong goals has been to influence female family members and friends to finally think of themselves first, to be selfish, to feel good about wanting to be alone for a window of time, and that solo travel is safe.
I’m also going to use this podcast as a tool to encourage you towards solo travel, going beyond your comfort zone, and stepping out on faith.
You can’t call yourself a Queen if you’ve never ruled – and that means making yourself THE priority. Queens are rulers of Kingdoms, especially ancient Queens from Black and Brown countries; they have been rulers of great nations, led armies, strategists, and architects of uprisings and takeovers even while satisfying lovers and constituents and birthing babies. But in those days gone by, those Queens were also pampered to the max: bathed from head to toe; painted, powdered, primped; carried on barges wherever they wanted to go, bedazzled with jewels from admirers, etc. etc. etc. Be THAT Queen. Don’t settle for less.
Try solo travel, at least once in your life, you won’t regret it.
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