Our Top Solo Travel Tips, For Any Adventure

Have your first solo trip planned? Or your 50th? This is for you!

We know how daunting traveling on your own can be. Whether it’s your first solo trip or your 50th, butterflies before are super common. We’ve helped countless people embark on their first solo adventure and learned a lot through our own experience. That’s why our cofounder, Meesen Brown, shared her top solo travel tips for you, from her 10+ years of travels.

Meesen’s Take on Solo Trips

Traveling solo can feel downright overwhelming. New places, faces, and spaces can feel like a lot of change. However, there are countless benefits to traveling alone. From getting to choose what you want to do, when you want to do it, to moving at your own pace. Also, you get the opportunity to meet new people, experience new things, and grow and learn along the way.

I’ve experienced these benefits, and many more, firsthand from my years of solo travel. They are a large part of the reason we started Behere, to make it easier for you to experience new places while maintaining your routines. So I’m sharing my top tips for solo travel to make it less daunting, and more fun! Happy solo trave time!

1. Download ebooks, podcasts, music etc.

For long flights, train rides or an afternoon relaxing — having time to yourself is essential when traveling by yourself. You might feel the need to make new friends and be social, but make time for quiet moments. Having alone time while traveling is underrated — make time for it.

2. Share your itinerary with family or friends

Paying special attention to staying safe while traveling alone is essential. To do this share where you’ll be and when with trusted loved ones. That way they know where you are and when to check-in. Don’t forget to send friends and family a quick update, or call but also remember to not live on your phone, rather enjoy the moment and where you are.

3. Explore the city on foot

Taking an Uber or cab might be more convenient or faster, but you see more of the city on foot. It’s also a great way to see how people live. Plus you’ll save money, get some exercise and find unique places that you wouldn’t have found otherwise — happy walking!

4. Be cautious, especially alone at night

As much as I believe people are kind, you can never be too careful when in a new place. Do some research on areas/neighborhoods that are safe and always try to arrive to a new place during the day. Also, plan your transportation route ahead of time and learn the local emergency number, just in case.

5. Purchase a local sim card or get a roaming plan

Safety when traveling is always the number one priority. I recommend getting your phone unlocked before leaving your home country, then purchasing a local SIM card. That way you can access the internet, use Google maps and translate, plan on the go, and call home. Also, it’s important to have the local emergency number saved, and the contact details of wherever you are staying.

6. Book your accommodation ahead of time

I always try to book apartments vs hotels for a more authentic, and comfortable feel. I always do research to find the best/safest areas of the city. Then I choose the more expat-friendly areas vs the touristy one. That way I can find more local cafes and shop at local markets and stores vs being pushed around in overpriced tourist markets/cafes. This is a key reason why I started Behere, to help you feel more comfortable, safe and settled from day-one in a new city.

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7. Keep a routine

I’ve said this time and time again, maintaining a routine while traveling keeps me productive and grounded. I always do research ahead of time to find local fitness or yoga studios, or use Behere. It can also be a great way to meet people in the city and find a community feel. If you prefer running, look up some running routes around the city. Running is also a great way to explore a new place.

8. Work from a coworking space

If you’re bringing work on your trip, working in coworking spaces is a great way to meet new people and attend events. It’s always wonderful for building your network and learning about business in that country. It’s how I’ve met great friends, brainstormed ideas and connected with brilliant people at masterminds. Also, we’ve shared helpful tools to stay connected with your team while you’re traveling here.

9. Find local communities & meetups 

Attending meetups and events for things you’re interested in, is a great way to meet people. I love finding and connecting with female-focused/founder communities while traveling and always try to cohost meetups and events with them. There’s often meetups in English, so if you don’t speak the local language, don’t be afraid to sign up.

10. Pack light and roll your clothes

As much as you think you might need 12 t-shirts, you won’t. Pack strategically and lay out all your clothes beforehand. If there’s anything you haven’t worn in a while, take it out – you won’t wear it. Remember to pack for the weather of your destination, and wear a few warm items on the plane (saves suitcase space). Most things can be purchased where you’re going. That said, remember to pack any medication or toiletry items you know you can’t find elsewhere. Also, roll your clothes before putting them in your suitcase. This gives you more room and ensures they come out less wrinkled.

11. Learn a bit of the local language

Knowing the basics and common phrases will go a long way in your experience in a new place. Practice a bit beforehand using apps like Duolingo, and Google Translate (you can also point your camera at a menu and it will translate for you). Don’t be afraid to try, people will appreciate the effort and might even help with your pronunciation.

12. Have a meal on your own

This may seem strange, but there is something delightful about dining out by yourself. Taking the time to just enjoy the meal and observe, teaches you about the culture and people of that city. If dining out isn’t your thing, cook for yourself and take it to a park to watch daily life go by. People watching is a great way to learn about the local culture and take a break while in a new place.

We hope these help you get excited and feel more at ease before your first (or next) solo trip. If you’re ready for a solo trip, but want some help planning, and finding reliable accommodation, use Behere or get started choosing a city below!

Growing a Company? This is Why Entrepreneurs Should Travel More

You did it! You finally left the corporate world, school or your old job to start out on your own.

You’ve hustled, spent long hours and lots of money and time on learning new things and growing your business. It is all a labor of love (we hope) and worth it to be doing what you love and calling the shots. No more boss to report too, no more unsatisfied or passionless days spent dreaming of your ‘one day’. No, because you are an entrepreneur.

Whether you’ve just started out on your own or have been doing it for decades, you started for a purpose. You started a company for more freedom, autonomy and to do something you truly believe it. So why are so many entrepreneurs burnt out?!

Overworked, too much coffee, too little sleep – entrepreneur life is often seen as less than glamorous. Yet so many people want to become them! In search of the hustle, that high from seeing something you’ve poured your heart into take off. But at the same time, the work and hours you put in are just plain crazy.

Oftentimes, people become entrepreneurs to give themselves more freedom. You seldom do that though, never taking advantage of the flexibility of running a company and determining your own schedule.

We’ve felt it ourselves and learned a thing or two from our teams 20+ years in entrepreneurship. We’ve also learned the incredible importance of travel for entrepreneurs. So we shared why it’s important to prioritize travel, no matter how busy you are, to help you grow and learn.

1) Meet New People

Growing your network is one of the most important thing you can do throughout your career. When you travel you meet incredible people that you otherwise never would have. Our cofounders met while traveling in Southeast Asia and without their individual desires to explore the world, Behere would never exist. We’ve also had a number of our members meet life long friends, business and life partners while traveling.

entrepreneurs should travel2) Learn New Things

Through meeting new people and experiencing new places you will learn incredibly valuable life, and business, skills. Whether you take a new course abroad, end up in a workshop taught by someone super interesting or just ask a question to someone you meet, you will learn something new. Some trips might by about learning to surf, others could be about refining your people skills and others, teach you how to juggle your team from a new time zone.

3) Communicate Better

Travel tests your communication skills, and patience, often. You have to learn to slow down, juggle learning and conversing in new languages and share your language with others. You can also fine tune your negotiation skills by bartering with street vendors. Wherever you go, travel will help with your communication and people skills.

4) Gain a Global Understanding

If scaling your company to new countries is something you want to do, having a better sense of the world is key. By going to new countries, you experience their way of life and customs, learn about their needs and determine if your product/service could help there. Plus, you learn about new problems and might come up with unique solutions for them.

5) Connect with Remote Team Members

In todays day and age, many companies are remote. With that, many teams have never met face to face. If you employ any remote employees, traveling to see them can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and them. Plus, you’ll have a better understanding of the way they work, where they live and more, so you can work together even better.

6) Inspiration, Motivation & Relaxation

There’s a reason companies hold team retreats – they really do help with employee morale. As an entrepreneur, you often put taking care of yourself and your own needs on the back burner while trying to grow your company. However, it’s crucial you take time off to relax, and find new inspiration and motivation. You’ll be amazed what a month in Europe can do for your creativity, your business, and yourself.

Despite this, we know for many entrepreneurs it’s incredibly challenging to leave your business, even just for a few days. For those that can’t get away for long, we recommend taking a more local trip for a long weekend and starting out small. Try unplugging and doing something you love, like hiking or going the spa, to get away from work and technology for a day or two.

For those that have started online businesses, we can’t stress how amazing spending a month or more traveling is for you and your business. Joyce shared the transformational impact spending a month in Spain had on her, after one year of running her startup and Angela shared how it helped her take a leap and grow her business.

Starting a company doesn’t come without sacrifice, much of which is necessary to get it off the ground. But, we believe it’s time you start putting yourself first more and taking advantage of the flexibility it offers. Being an entrepreneur isn’t about all work all the time, it’s about balance, growth and doing what you love. So, it’s time to travel!

Written by Meesen Brown, Cofounder & CEO of Behere.

Now, feeling inspired to do some traveling while running your business? Pick a location below or send us a note [email protected] and we’ll help connect you to the spaces and people that will make your time abroad amazing!

This is Why You Should Solo Travel at Least Once in Your Life

We’re firm believers that everyone should solo travel at least once in their life. Not only are there amazing benefits – like moving at your own pace – but it also teaches you a lot about yourself and the world. There’s so many reasons you should travel on your own, so we’ve shared our top reasons you should travel solo.

  1. You get to go at your own pace.

    • Arguably the best part of solo travel is that you get to decide where you want to go, when you want to go. Wake up not feeling like dealing with crowds? Take a rest day and head to a park or the beach with your fav book or podcast. Want to check out a unique market or museum? No one will tell you they don’t want to. It’s the best way to see new places, on your own terms.
  2. It pushes you out of your comfort zone.

    • When you travel with someone else, you always have a friend to rely on or talk to. But when you’re on your own, you have to do the navigating, make the decisions and push yourself to talk to others. You’ll quickly get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable, and you’ll realize it’s not actually that scary striking up a conversation with someone. Bring a journal or write notes on your phone about your trip and you’ll realize all the growing you’re doing.
  3. You become more independent.

    • Going places on your own is a surefire way to become more independent. You are forced to figure out where you’re going, how to get there and what to do, on your own. It shows you just how resilient and smart you are and gives you a much needed kick, if you’re one to let others figure things out.
  4. You can be more spontaneous.

    • Get a sudden invite to join a new friend for dinner or a concert? Great, go for it! Meet a local and get invited to a local cultural event or party? Dive in! Hear about a super interesting or unique retreat or weekend event? Get on a bus, train or plane and go! The possibilities are endless when you have no one else’s opinions to consider.
  5. It leads to self-discovery and self-love.

    • Traveling on your own gives you lots of ‘me time’ which ends up helping you figure out ‘you’. You better understand yourself – what you want and need – when you’re on your own and outside of your normal environment. It also gives you time to appreciate you. Spend some quality time with yourself; exercise, walk, try new foods, slow down and give yourself some love.
  6. It gives you more freedom.

    • Traveling solo gives you all the freedom when it comes to where you’re going, when you’re going, how long you’re going and more. It means you can do nothing all day, or can fill your days as you desire. You can also eat where you want, when you want, or choose to cook all your meals. One thing we will say is that when you’re planning your trip, give yourself time. So often people try to cram in as much as possible in quick trips and end up feeling more burnt out than before they started. That’s why Behere bookings are for 30 days or more, to give you time to really sink into the new city, see it, take side trips and still have a place to call ‘home’.
  7. You make more meaningful connections and friendships

    • When you’re traveling with others, you’re often closed off from new people without realizing it. But when you’re on your own, you don’t have your travel companions to talk to, so you’re forced to make friends – or hang on your own. If you’re shy, a great way to meet people is going to different fitness studios (plus you’ll keep a routine) or meetups to meet people with similar interests. Or if you’re working while traveling, we always recommend coworking spaces and they’re a great place to meet people, attend events and more. At Behere we also have city hosts in each location, which is a local or expat that’s there to show you around and be a friendly face.

There are so many other benefits to traveling solo, but these are some of our teams favorites. If you’re feeling brave and ready to book your first (or next) solo trip, we’re here to help. You can choose from our cities below or reach out to [email protected] with any questions! Look forward to seeing you out there!

Elle Huerta, Founder of Mend, Shares Her Tips For Your Post-Breakup Solo Trip

Last year I took a trip to Japan by myself and it was a blissful experience. I had the full freedom to do exactly what I wanted to do, on my own time. In the absence of making sure someone else was having a good time, I could actually make sure that I was having a meaningful trip instead. On the last day of my trip, I vowed to always make the time to travel on my own.

As the founder of Mend, a self care app for heartbreak and beyond, I’ve found that one of the things that actually helps in the mending process is solo travel. Breakups have a way of making you question who you are and what you need. Traveling alone allows you to focus inward and get in touch with yourself. You learn what you like, what you need in order to best take care of yourself, and you’re able to make lots of new memories rather than focus on old ones. And the best part is you don’t have to answer to anyone, you get to take your time in places you love, and you can focus on being present.

If you’ve just gone through a breakup and have been thinking about, or already booked, your post-breakup trip, here are some tips to make the solo travel a valuable part of your mending journey.

  1. Get clear on how you want to spend your time

    If you’re not used to traveling alone, you may have never asked yourself these crucial questions: “What do I really want out of this trip?” “How do I want to spend my time?” Maybe you love museums and your previous trips never allowed you the freedom to spend a full day getting lost in a museum. Maybe you really love unplanned time to just people watch and be spontaneous. Whatever it is, think about how you’d really like to spend this time, and take advantage of your ability to do that without affecting anyone else’s trip.

  2. Set aside time to reflect daily

    Whether you journal on your phone or in a small notebook you bring with you, reflection time during a trip is such a precious gift. Often times we don’t do this when we’re traveling with other people because there’s pressure to be “on.” One of the beautiful aspects of traveling solo is that you can do whatever you want, including taking the time to reflect on your experience and where you are in your life right now. Morning writing can be a great way to prepare yourself for the day and ground you, and evening reflection can be a great way to process your experiences that day and reflect on your emotions.

  3. Find routine if you’re feeling anxious

    If you start to feel anxious or lonely on a trip, it can be helpful to build in a little routine so that things feel more familiar even in an unfamiliar place. For example, if you’re in the same city for a while, maybe you want to pick a coffee shop where you get your coffee every morning so that it removes the stress of finding a new place every morning. It could also be as simple as meditating at the same time every morning in the same spot.

  4. Practice self care on the go

    Travel can take a toll, and traveling solo can get tiring at times because you are completely in charge 100% of the time. Don’t forget to take time to practice self care, whether it’s taking a few extra minutes to take a bath in the morning, or stretching in the evening.

  5. Carve out time to exercise

    Exercise is such an important way to boost your mood, whether you’re traveling or not, and it can also help kickstart your system if you’re feeling sluggish from jetlag or too many pastries. Whether you get out for a walk or you drop in for a yoga class, make sure you prioritize moving your body. Group classes are a great way to connect to people locally and feel less alone if you’re starting to feel a little isolated on a trip.

  6. Make yourself a playlist

    Make a playlist ahead of time so that it’s your soundtrack throughout your trip. Every day you can add in songs that you hear in restaurants and while you’re out, and then it will be like a time capsule whenever you want to go back and remember the feeling of that trip.

  7. Find your community

    There’s no better time to make friends and connect to new people than when you’re traveling alone. Solo travel opens you up in a way that traveling with others doesn’t – that’s one of the wonderful things about it. Smile to strangers when you’re out and be open to spontaneous conversations, and also leverage communities like Behere to feel like you’re home away from home.

  8. Check in

    Safety is important when you’re traveling alone. Although it’s nice to disconnect and get a break from your normal day-to-day, it’s also a good idea to check in with people at home, to make sure they know where you are. You don’t have to keep a dozen text conversations going with your friends and family back home, but it’s a good idea to choose one family member or friend to check in with and share your travel plans (flight info, where you’re staying, etc).

  9. Eat mindfully

    Eating alone can be a bit intimidating if you’re not used to it, but it can also be a really pleasurable experience if you’re mindful. We rarely mindfully eat when we’re eating with other people or when we’re scarfing down lunch at our desks during the work week. When you’re eating meals on your own during a trip, take the time to chew slowly and really savor each flavor. You’ll be amazed at how much more you enjoy your meals when you’re not distracted by your phone or anyone else.

Elle HuertaElle Huerta is the CEO and founder of Mend, a self care app for heartbreak
and beyond. You can
download Mend in the App Store, check out the blog
letsmend.com, or find inspiration and humor at @letsmend on Instagram.

This Woman Solo Traveled Through Europe for Four Months

At Behere, we’re constantly inspired by the amazing women in our community. We’re thrilled to feature some of their stories and share how they’ve made traveling while working possible. From unconventional roles, to starting businesses abroad, these women have made exploring new places a priority. They share their biggest learnings, favorite memories, and advice for someone thinking about living in a new city for a month.

Today’s community feature, Mellisa Kasdras, sold her house and embarked on a great adventure. This amazing woman solo traveled through Europe for four months. She went from living in California, to exploring 9 different countries over the course of her time abroad. Along the way she took great photos, ate delicious meals, and worked on her blog, plus took some amazing side trips. Check it out below!

You decided to travel solo through Europe, amazing! What are you working on during your adventures?

“I sold my house and most of my belongings before taking on this long and exciting adventure.  I started writing a blog and hope to continue writing as a creative outlet. It is called CrazyMadeline (crazymadeline.com) and has short posts about interesting and unique things in the world.  I refer to it as a “culture blog”.  I hope it will inspire people to travel more, to experience the world in a less touristy way.”

What does a typical day look like for you while traveling?

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“A typical day for me while traveling is to always try and plan at least one thing that was new and interesting to see, do, eat, etc.  It’s sometimes difficult to be a tourist/traveler every single day but there was so much to see and do, it was hard to take a day of rest!  I also tried to establish a writing routine as well, while seeing the sites.”

What has been your most important learning while traveling?

“That as a solo traveler, there is nothing I can’t do. It is the ultimate feeling of independence and competence.”

How has Behere helped in your journey?

“I felt Behere was an appealing concept, that provided a local resource person and a home base, for a month at a time. This allowed me to take some side trips and have the comfort of a familiar place when I returned. It also helped with establishing a routine, with having a workspace for writing and a gym/yoga studio to work out.”

What is your favorite memory while traveling?

“It’s would have to be the month I spent in Split, Croatia. I loved the people, the food, the wine and the beautiful seaside city.  While living in Split, I took a side trip to the island of Kortula and because it was during a low season for tourists, I was the only guest in the lovely little hotel in the old town. The staff treated me like royalty!  I will never forget it.”

What role has traveling played in your life?

“Traveling for an extended period of time has caused me to become reflective about my life and what I want my life to look like moving forward.  It is a true testament to patience, flexibility  and tolerance when you are outside of your comfort zone for a long period of time.  In the end, you realize that there are other cultures out there that have a unique quality of life to strive for.”

What is your #1 piece of advice for someone who’s thinking about traveling solo for a month or more?

“Just do it.  Get on the plane.  See the world.  Never look back.  It will be the best thing you will ever do.”

Feeling the need for adventure? Learn more about how Behere will help make it a reality. Check out our locations below!

Words and images by Mellisa Kasdras.

Don't Pity Me, I Actually Love Eating Alone

“It’s something of a personal rebellion, an effortless rejection of a societal norm.”

Guest Post By: Alexandra Hayes 

The last restaurant I ate alone at was Whitman’s, a burger joint in Manhattan’s East Village. I brought the book I’m currently reading, The Female Persuasion, and ordered a turkey burger. I was one of two parties dining in the restaurant that night; the other was a larger group, debating topics from the legitimacy of online therapy, to whether or not one woman’s father was actually an a**hole. Their voices naturally rose as their conversation got heated (“No, it’s not worth the money! The therapist doesn’t even give me advice!“). I felt annoyed because I had come to the restaurant to eat my burger and read quietly. I wondered if the waitress could sense my disapproval of the other table’s loud banter.

In that moment, I had to remind myself that most people come to restaurants (and particularly, burger joints) to socialize, so I let go of my desire to read and instead, found solace in my own thoughts.

I first started eating alone at restaurants when I was in high school, after I’d gotten my driver’s license. At the time, I did it mainly to escape; my Teenage self was angsty and always “needed space.” I don’t recall ever feeling self-conscious about my solo dining habit, or even really giving it much thought. Walking into a restaurant and saying, “Table for one, please,” came naturally to me. Though, I suppose to others, a 16-year-old girl eating alone in a restaurant may have looked like something of an anomaly.

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As a young woman living in New York City, I continue to find comfort in my mealtime ritual. I eat dinner alone, at a restaurant, at least once a week and my routine brings me a sense of confidence and joy. Generally, when I mention to friends or coworkers that it’s something I actually enjoy, they laugh, say “Wow” or exclaim that eating alone in public is something they’d never do. Their discomfort at the idea is often palpable. 

Oxford Economics recently published a study that found regularly eating alone is one of the strongest associating factors with unhappiness. Based on other people’s reactions to my habits, I wasn’t surprised to see these results. But I feel a personal sense of disagreement. The study seems to suggest that regularly eating alone could be harmful, which certainly isn’t my experience. Still, I’m sure it’s true eating alone day after day by circumstance, rather than choice, could definitely be lonely.

Personally, I eat dinner “in isolation” one or two times a week. The other nights are spent dining with my partner or friends. “Maybe that’s why I’m cool with eating alone in public?” I asked myself while writing this. I’d suddenly felt less able to give myself credit for a habit I’m pretty proud of. Do I only enjoy this ritual because it’s one pleasant moment of solitude in a life otherwise filled with joyful social experiences? Perhaps.

But then I remember that it’s also true that I’ve enjoyed eating alone since I was a teenager. The habit actually formed when I didn’t have a loving partner, or many friends, and was actually struggling with waves of depression.As the study suggests, humans crave social interaction. “Evening meals are often best to spend with others,” says Dr. Robin Dunbar, who worked on the Oxford Economics study. “The act of eating, and the accompanying social interaction, both trigger endorphins.” Plus, not only does that habit trigger a physical response—for many of us, it’s also considered the norm.

Western society often shames those who opt out from any social experience. I wonder if that’s part of the reason why I find my ritual so appealing. Though I don’t get the endorphin benefit that Dunbar talks about—it’s still something of a personal rebellion, an effortless rejection of a societal norm. Really, other people’s discomfort in doing something that feels so natural to me has made me feel confident, and a little contrarian, I like that. Truthfully, there’s probably also a part of me that just likes to eat alone, simply because I like the idea that I’m the sort of unusual lady who likes to eat alone.

Written by Alexandra Hayes, Thrive Global Audience Engagement Editor

Originally Posted on Thrive Global.

There is a certain pleasure that comes from experiencing things alone; eating along, solo traveling, doing new things on your own. It can be challenging to get comfortable with as its a learning process, one that can be quite rewarding. You can new found independence and experiences that you would have never had otherwise. At Behere we understand the desire and fears around doing things on your own, so we work to make it a comfortable, invigorating process. 

Women Making Moves | Sahaj Kohli

We think this incredible lady, Sahaj Kohli, is great for many reasons. But we especially love the impact she has through her writing and her emphasis on self-love.  Sahaj shared some great insights with us about her experience solo traveling and why she thinks it’s the most important thing you can do for yourself. 

Tell Us About Yourself… 


“I’m Sahaj Kohli, and I’m currently a senior editor at HuffPost. I’m very passionate about traveling, personal development, and being a good aunt to my four nephews.

I believe in the power of vulnerable storytelling to connect with other people. So, I translate most of my inner dialogue into written form via Instagram or blog posts.

I spend most of my free time wandering (even in my own city), reading, eating fried chicken sandwiches, and obsessively checking flight prices to cities around the world.” (us too on that last one!)

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When You Booked Your First Ever Solo Trip, What Scared You Most? 

“I booked my first solo trip in 2014, to Croatia and Iceland for about 2.5 weeks. It was only a month after a devastating four-year relationship breakup. I think initially, it was a combination of me taking control of a situation I felt powerless in and wanting to physically run away.

 SPOILER ALERT: You can’t run away from emotional pain.

It was incredibly hard being heartbroken and alone abroad. After a few days, and reminders that my NYC life would still be there when I got back, I was able to enjoy myself and meet people.

So much of who I was, had been wrapped up with this person who no longer wanted to be with me.

Meeting people after a breakup is so underrated.

It’s so much hard, internal work to get to a place where you are comfortable with who you are and what you are worth.

My first solo trip taught me this lesson x5. It not-so-gently showed me that I am a person who occupies space, with or without a partner. I am worthy of genuine human connection in all forms. I don’t think anything is of greater importance than fostering that connection with everyone I meet.” 

How Has Solo Travel Inspired You, Pushed You, Changed You?


“Solo travel has most importantly taught me; I have everything I need within myself, to get through anything life throws my way. It’s also taught me that I’m stronger, and more resilient and capable, than I’ve ever given myself credit for.

It’s shown me, over and over, that I’m worthy of the space I occupy, as I mentioned. I just need to remember that it’s very important how I occupy that space.”

What Else Should We Know About You..


“My default emotion is guilt, so I have been trying to tackle that and really focus on investing in myself.

Self-love is often perceived as selfish by people who want more from you and/or ourselves when we feel like we aren’t doing enough for other people.

Because of this, I started a FB group where I get like-minded women together to tackle the idea that; taking care of ourselves is not selfish but necessary to tap into our potential the world needs from us.

Likewise, I’ve launched a solo travel (in your own city) newsletter. It replicates lessons and experiences one has traveling alone in a new place and allows for someone to have them in the comfort of their own city.


Because it’s important to know you can strengthen your self-reliance and confidence without leaving home. Routine is the one thing that gets in most people’s way and it’s what leads it complacency. When we remove that, we’re able to focus on ourselves and how we fit into our world.

Lastly, everyone should try solo traveling once in their life.

Single, in a relationship — it doesn’t matter. It’s truly the most interesting, difficult, amazing way to learn who you are and love who you are.”

Learn more about Sahaj at sahajkohli.com and follow along IG @sahajkohli.