A journey worth a thousand words—that is what this was. It wasn’t just about the destination; it was about the journey (as they say). I had an intent for this trip: experience what I’m passionate about, with a purpose. I traveled alone, yes, alone…something most people won’t take the opportunity to do. Sometimes, I think about the concept of being alone. Are you really alone? You might not have a constant companion to talk to, experience adventures with, or indulge in delicious meals with, but what you do have is the constant presence of your thoughts, your ability to fully immerse yourself in the experience, and the opportunity to do everything you want to do. I always believe that if you can’t be happy on your own, your happiness with another can become co-dependent. The greatest rewards can be experienced while traveling alone. I find greater opportunities to meet others, to spark new conversations, to feel a sense a peacefulness in my downtime and then freedom in the adventures I engage in. With all of this being said, get out of your comfort zone. Don’t wait to find others to travel with. If you have a place you wish to go, make the plan, book the flight, and go explore.