The overwhelming sense of absolute freedom probably comes with its own set of fears and insecurities. But there is no better way to recreate yourself and be who you really want to be than by walking alone on a path unknown.

Albert Einstein once said:

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”

These five women got their feet sore as they walked by themselves to create memories of a lifetime and came home with a heart full of questionable aims, realisations and revelations.

1. Preeti Pillai, Business Analyst

One of the most memorable days would be the day I skydived, bungee jumped and paraglided back to back. My eyes were blood shot by the end of the day.”

Preeti Pillai (Woman Solo Traveller)Where: New Zealand, Sydney, Melbourne, Hamilton Islands (Great barrier reef), Thailand and Bali (Since 2014)

I feel empowered and get a sense of freedom with each solo travel I do. It gives me more time to engage with the locals and talk to other tourists about their travels; which we may not necessarily do if we are in a group.

I suggest don’t book into family resorts or you will be asked how many kids you have. My best three experiences have been scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, Blackwater Rafting (abseiling and cave tubing) in the North Island of New Zealand and Glacier Hiking in the South Island of New Zealand.

I know how to tie a climbing knot, abseil and scuba dive. I can windsurf, paddleboard, kayak and shoot, although my aim is questionable. I can drive for 9 hours a day… and the list goes on. I find my joy and thrill in these things

5. Kashish Arora, Fashion Graduate

Kashish Arora (Woman Solo Traveller)

Meeting absolutely wonderful people along the journey, I feel fortunate to be guided by the Universe. Even though it was intimidating in the beginning, I felt liberated and came home with full of gratitude and love for myself.

I’ve met some absolutely wonderful people on my solo trips. Some really kind and helpful people. I’ve been fortunate and guided by the Universe. There is this one incident where I ran out of money and missed my bus. Also, due to some reason I wasn’t carrying my debit/credit card with me. That experience and what followed it changed my entire perspective about people and life.

I learnt to enjoy my own company and I must admit that I can be the best companion to myself

Have you travelled solo and have a tale to tell? Please share your experience with us in comments below or write to us at hey@curlytales.com

Also read, 9 Hacks Every Solo Traveller Wish They Knew 

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