The wistful tone people take on when talking about their wish to travel is expected, but one thing I could never understand is why the tone changes to one of hushed disapproval when you offer the suggestion of just traveling alone. Yes, there are dangers in doing so when you are a young female, but I firmly believe in the pros definitely outweighing the cons if anybody is wondering whether or not they should -- or can -- travel alone.
As I have just recently returned from a quick sojourn to Dallas, the inevitable 'so where are you from?' was asked quite a few times. In fact, sometimes they'd supply an answer for me before I even opened my mouth to reply. New York? Japan?
You know that thing you always said you wanted to do somehow, someday, sometime? "Vietnam -- that's one for the bucket list!" as you then moved on with your corporate life, focused on your two-hour commute only to rush home for a hurried dinner before a fitful sleep, knowing you had to do it all over again in six hours?
Bridging the gap between my LinkedIn and Instagram.