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Had I not made a decision to travel alone

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Thoughts and a view from the office

As an impressive formation of clouds gathered beneath, I took stock of the fascinating journey was taking hold, for I could never have envisaged this lifestyle when I started out, but I was now en-route to an magical part of the world in search of solo outdoor adventures, hidden ancient trails and more reasons for continuing to travel alone in the life of a travel writer, a self proclaimed Irish Adventurer and solo travel blogger.

Had I not made a decision to travel alone for the first time, I’m not sure I would have realized there was an alternative career to banking, insurance or another office related job.

Had I not made a decision to travel alone, I may never have realized that it’s perfectly normal to feel like a change or even to have studied a course for several years only to realize that it’s not really what I want anymore.

Had I not made a decision to travel alone, I may not never have understood that sometimes your friends or family are wrong and sometimes you need to make a decision even when you’re not fully sure of it yourself.

Had I not made a decision to travel alone, I may never have know how it feels to sit alone in a desert with a campfire beneath the stars, I may never have stood amazed by landscapes in a far off distant land or sat there mystified in the primitive mud hut of a forgotten ancient tribe.

If I had never made a decision to travel alone, I would never have found my own tribe, the people I remember from all my travels and those who wish to explore the world with me.

Beneath these immense clouds is a place like no other and the closer I get, the closer I feel to everything that inspires me to be a travel writer.

Morale of the story: I’m not saying that travel will help fix your problems – but it worked for me.

I'm an Outdoor Adventure Blogger from Dublin, Ireland. In late 2013 I began riding a bicycle across Africa and it was during this adventure when I discovered a passion for the great outdoors and the general uncertainty of life on the road. Next April, I am hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

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