1 ~~~ 4 Women on Getting Back Into Solo Travel After Lockdown ~ Conde Nast Traveler ~~~
Gone are the days of making friends on the road—at least for now—but that doesn't mean solo travel isn't worth it.
When Tiffani Reeves started her new role as a clinical research coordinator on an Alzheimer's disease project in March, she knew it was going to be tough. Just a few days later, she was working from home, where she lives alone, turning it into an office, living space, and safe haven all in one. “I was losing my mind because I didn't have the space or time between when I went to work and when I came home. It was all the same,” she says. By August, she needed a break—so much so that her therapist suggested a local vacation to get her away from her home-office and to reset after months of work. She packed up her masks, sanitizing wipes, some snacks, and sunscreen and took her first solo trip of the pandemic, driving from her home in North Carolina's Rahleigh/Durham area to the beach.
Reeves is hardly the only one embarking on a vacation alone right now: when we reached out to our Women Who Travel Instagram followers, more than 40 women—all of whom live alone—responded with stories of solo hikes through Colorado national parks, California road trips, and even first time solo travel experiences over the past seven months.