“You know how people buy drinks for girls in bars? Why can’t people do that in book stores? Like if I’m looking at a novel in Barnes and Noble and some person walks up to me and strikes up a conversation and offers to buy the book for me there is a lot better chance of that working out in their favor.”
“…But what happens when you meet your partner and you begin to travel as two instead of one? Travel as a couple is supposed to be perfect, right? Visiting romantic, exotic places together, sharing new dishes at sunset, and visiting the world’s tallest peaks or most serene lakes hand in hand. It’s impossible not to romanticize. After traveling alone for nearly two years, I have recently begun traveling with my partner, and though I wouldn’t exchange the experience for the world, I have realized that each type of travel – traveling as a couple and traveling alone – has its perks and disadvantages….”
Or here to read about why this transition was so difficult.
Nice piece. I have spent the past 16 years taking holidays with a partner. Now I am on a long term travel adventure alone. Some days I miss having someone to share things with. But the freedom of doing what I want when I want to is fabulous 🙂
my husband and I have been cycling together for 42 years but in the past couple I have had a few days away cycling and camping alone. he worries about me but its a good feeling to know I can do it. as we age (64) the difference in abilities is starting to show a little but he goes at my pace. we will be off on our own adventure in the summer