Why I Travel Solo: Part One

I’ve been traveling--mostly by myself--for decades, visiting 35 countries on four continents around the world from France to China, and I’m not done yet!

People often wonder why I travel solo so I’ve compiled my personal list. Sharing my love of solo travel and helping solo travelers never feel like a tourist no matter where they are is a passion of mine. Keep reading to find out some of the many reasons I continue to travel the world solo.

  • I love exploring and experiencing new cultures, which stems from my German heritage and early family and school influences.

  • Learning new things and discovering new ways to think are two of my favorite things garnered from solo travel.

  • Solo travel provides the freedom to do what I want when I am exploring the world, including designing my own itineraries and schedules.

  • Travel is therapeutic because, oftentimes, solutions to problems surface when traveling. You tend to appreciate what you have and your life more as travel lifts your spirits and helps you grow emotionally and spiritually.

  • I always come back from a trip having made new friends and acquaintances whether it’s a trip near or far.

  • Cultural literacy is a key element of ASTA. I try to share American culture and good wishes with people around the world, helping world understanding and peace in an individual way.

  • The shopping! Traveling solo around the world lets me explore flea markets and specialty shops, and buy the diverse art, jewelry and clothing I love.

  • I travel solo to inspire and enrich my family, friends and now ASTA followers by sharing what I have learned along the way.

  • Traveling solo lets me develop the ASTA brand and bring affordable luxury ideas for solo travelers to life.

  • I love experiencing luxury venues in other places such as unique hotels, restaurants, entertainment, churches, architecture, art, gardens, and more.