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Women Reveal The Best And Worst Parts About Travelling Alone

If travelling gives you a sense of adventure and culture, travelling alone gives you courage, independence and excitement.

In the video above by Buzzfeed, female travellers recall the trips they took themselves and the impact they had on their lives. Scared, proud, insecure, excited: each woman in the video describes the wide variety of emotions felt while travelling alone.

"Bad things can happen anywhere, so be prepared, be knowledgeable, but don't psych yourself out of things"

Regardless of gender, travelling alone can leave a person feeling very vulnerable. In an email to The Huffington Post Canada, travel advisors The Divine Destination Collection, explained travellers can take steps to prevent theft during their trip. From tying luggage with twist ties that act as back up security to taking those Canadian flags off your bags, the trip curators say logos and flags are a clear tip off that you're travelling from another country.

But if you're still too scared to seek out a solo adventure, discover six more reasons why travelling alone is a terrific idea.

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