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1. Posted by JessicaSimpson (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y

hi there i am a 18 year old student, i basically was in a car accident that i should have died in since then i have realised that nothing should hold me back and now i am determined to see the world and even volunteer helping people more disadvantaged than me just to scare to go alone :( xx

2. Posted by Niels1303 (Full Member 131 posts) 4y

Hi Jessica,

don´t worry, it´s always like this in the beginning. After travelling a few times alone you will feel much more confident. Going alone on a trip doesn´t mean that you have to stay alone during the whole journey. You could use sites like this one to find travel companions (travbuddy com is also quite convenient for that purpose) and if you stay at hostels it´ll be really easy to meet fellow travelers. You could also join a volunteer program where you´ll also be able to meet like minded people.

3. Posted by Cr4nberry (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Im also afraid to go out solo. I mean, is that kind of fear of unknown, new things that one have never done b4.

Im free from the day after tomorrow for at least two weeks and want to go to Chile/Valparaiso/Viña but is again that fear there :s

4. Posted by MattyRex (Full Member 124 posts) 4y

I find organized trips are a good way to make buddies. :)

5. Posted by Semafor (Budding Member 28 posts) 4y

going travelling along can be very scary.....you just need to decide whether you want to go outside of your confort zone and through yourself into the unknown. my suggestion is to just do it. I was scared for so long (about 4 years) to go travelling along (still scared now) but though if I don't do it I will regret it. can't wait for my journey to begin.

where are you planning on going? when?

what is worrying you the most about doing it alone.

regards

W

6. Posted by JessicaSimpson (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y

thanks guys :-) am not really sure where i want to go am so easy i just want to find myself and see a few places then hopefully in 2013 work in south africa helping orfans and the less fortuned people :) xxx

7. Posted by Semafor (Budding Member 28 posts) 4y

that is very admirable of you. wish you the best of luck.....remember, you need to commit, just book your ticket and go.

8. Posted by Niels1303 (Full Member 131 posts) 4y

Just start your journey with an open mind and where ever you might go it will be a great experience, you´ll see. :)

9. Posted by Keywest123 (Budding Member 4 posts) 4y

Welcome back in you are safe from an accident..Who is alone in this earth? and traveling? Traveling is the subject that can free from your loneliness...Start your journey.. Good Luck.