Botswana is a magical land of lush plains, staggeringly beautiful sunsets and wildlife that will blow your mind. Over 12 days I explored four camps, in various regions of the Okavango Delta, each with their own personality: Chitabe, Vumbura Plains, Abu and Mombo.
I've done something a few times over the past few months that I would never have dreamed over doing 10, five, or even two years ago. I've attended events completely stag. And let me tell you something, it ain't so bad.
People often lament that they can't travel because their spouse or partner doesn't like to travel. If you suffer from this malady, stand up, shake it off, and start planning. Every couple knows about negotiation. Let the games begin!
For me, traveling alone is far better than dying a slow death of desperation or frustration. Of course, as women we need to take important steps to make sure that where we go is safe and others can easily contact us.
Spending a semester abroad did satisfy a few of her Parisian daydreams, but there were moments that were lonely and sobering. Still, her life-changing adventure only further fueled her wanderlust. Rhonda shared her American in Paris story with me.
Traveling alone, whether you're a man or a woman, is one of those taboo things for some people and is the most adventurous way to travel for others. It can be the single most rewarding travel experience that you will have or it can be lonely and depressing. It's all what you make of it.