Two years ago, I quit my job and booked a one-way ticket to California. At 23, I had never been to the West Coast and was excited about my first solo travel adventure.
I needed a fresh breath of air and this trip provided so much more than that.
New experiences, friends, and memories to last a lifetime.
Since this trip, I’ve been to Spain, Italy, France, Iceland and Japan…but I find myself reminiscing about my West Coast Adventure more often than the others.
The utterly unknown was so enticing.
No plans, no expectations — I was just living.
I recently came across this short compilation video I posted on YouTube after my trip.
Jackie, I thought you said this was a SOLO trip…who are the people in this video?
I met them while staying at the Green Tortoise Hostel in Seattle!
I had no set itinerary and they invited me along with them to Canada…
…and I said, sure, why not?!
And for the record, Canada is SO BEAUTIFUL and I’m obsessed with the country. Regrettably, I haven’t been back since this trip…
Watching this video is fueling my wanderlust — I need to get back out there!
What’s the best trip you’ve ever taken? Have you gone on a solo adventure?
If you’re hesitant about going solo, I can’t recommend it enough!
Spread kindness and cheer, xo