Sunday, 4 October 2020

Self-care Sunday - Travelling Solo

 


"Life's too beautiful to be stuck in one place" - She Who Conceals

Hello guys & welcome back to this lovely space. It's been a while but I am excited to write about something that I've always wanted to do for the longest time. Solo Travel! Everybody loves to travel, but it's a whole different ball game when you are considering travelling by yourself. Especially as a Black Woman, as a woman in general, we definitely have some reservations about the whole idea. Our safety, security and just having the mentality to prepare for the worst case scenarios because the world is clearly mad. However, life is for the living & sometimes you have to tell yourself that you can't live life in fear. Sometimes be fearless. Pandemic & safety aside, without informing my friends or family, I spontaneously booked my trip! Baby, I was off to Marbella, Spain and instantly, I genuinely felt a sense of happiness & peace. I was going to be a free butterly in these Spanish streets.

Concerns: 

1. WHO WILL TAKE MY PICTURES!?!?

Let's be honest, when you're on vacation, taking pictures is a MUST! I mean, how will people know you're enjoying life, how will they see the fashions you're showing off?!...The horror. Moreover, I feel like the main reason why people travel with others, is to ensure that pictures are taken on that trip. However, clearly I did not want people in my space. I mean, we are social distancing. Here are some tips and links to help you become more independent when taking content.  

Equipment you need: 

-Tripod (HERE)

-Self Bluetooth Timer (HERE)

-Ring light (HERE)

Or you can go the expensive route and grab yourself a set (HERE)

Tip: Attempt and try taking pictures around your home, garden and your local aesthetically pleasing street and get a feel for it before travelling out. Most importantly, feel comfortable & confident while you're taking pictures. People will be looking, but what can they say! You look good honey!

Solo Pictures Receipts: 

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2. Safety = Book the Perfect Hotel

When it comes to travelling with my homegirls, booking a fabulous airbnb and splitting it how ever many ways is our bag. However, when it comes to solo trips, I was very hesitant about getting an airbnb by myself, in an area where there's no guaranteed security. Getting a hotel that had EVERYTHING I needed was the plan. A spa, beach front, restaurant, even a damn golf course just to add a pinch of activity without even having to leave the hotel. I found the perfect place and the hotel that I stayed at was Hotel Guadalmina Spa & Golf Resort. 


Review:

I'd highly recommend staying at this hotel if you plan on travelling to Marbella. It was the perfect place for a solo traveller as it had everything I could possibly need. Based in a quiet area and being surrounded by luxury villas, it was a needed vibe and this hotel will definitely be seeing me again!

3. Bring your Speakers!


As someone who calls themselves a 'Proud Loner' my best friend who never lets me down are my speakers. When it came to needing some "company" I always slapped on my speakers and the music became my company. It was perfect. Imagine having tranquil scenes, singing along to your favourite tracks while sipping chilled sangria as you maintain your daily tan on the balcony of your hotel room. Bliss.

To conclude, going on a solo trip may be the self care that you need. The peace of being by yourself, enjoying the change of scenery, being in control of your own itinerary is the best feeling. I hope this post inspires you to take that leap and enjoy life the way you want it.

Till next time x

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3 comments

  1. I must say I enjoyed living vicariously through you this past week! You were definitely selling the dream to us��

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