I went to Sorrento on the Almafi Coast in February and was welcomed with unexpectedly sunny and warm weather. This was a blessing as it meant we were able to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible, which is what you want to do in this beautiful coastal town overlooking Mount Vesuvius.
Since I’ve been back from my first solo travelling adventure, I’ve had quite a few people ask me how I did it, or calling me brave. I was nervous before I set off; from the comfort of home I was naturally worried about what might go wrong. Would I get lost? Would I be lonely? Would I even last the full journey without turning back? View Full Post
Recently I wrote about how to overcome post-trip blues, but I didn’t touch upon one of the best ways to cheer yourself up after a big trip: planning a mini jaunt!
As I’m sure all my fellow travel bloggers will agree, it’s always best to have a new adventure in mind to keep your cultural side in tune and even that sometimes, you don’t need a reason, just a ticket 😉
My first solo trip was when I moved to Canada for six months in 2009 as part of a study abroad programme. I was much younger and didn’t take the time to think about whether I’d get culture shock, or even reverse culture shock when I returned. I spent a lot of time planning before I left and whilst I was there, was too busy having fun to really feel any nostalgia for home or think about being back.