The Ultimate (& Tastiest) Solo Travel Bucket List for Beginners & Pros Alike
Before any trip I take solo, I take a piece of paper and make two columns: Food and Not Food, the former containing a list of restaurants and markets I’ve come across in my research, the latter listing everything else. This loose guide, rather than an hour-by-hour itinerary, lets me stray away from the Google Maps route to follow one that looks more scenic (or smells more heavenly, if I’m following my nose). That’s the beauty of traveling alone—you can be as on-schedule or as distracted as you want, with nobody to grumble about whether you’re going too far in either direction.
My first solo trip happened by accident. I was supposed to go to Paris to stay with friends, but the November 2015 attacks happened the day before my flight from Milan. (Even without the tragic news putting my inconvenient schedule change into perspective, it takes a whole lot of nerve for any traveler to complain about having to stay in Italy.)
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