My Latina solo traveling love lessons took a short pause as I made my return to the states. All in the name of “love”. Let’s be clear, not love for me but for some of my dearest friends, Christine and Alex. They married their respective loves.
In hindsight, I must love Christine as I had already agreed to return for her bachelorette party in Napa. But I proved my love again after she asked me to be a bridesmaids while I was in Hvar Croatia.
Since I returned to the states for love, chatting traveling love lessons from a female solo traveler is important. Here are the solo travel lessons I learned on the road.
Plan Your Own Solo “Love” Trip
Solo Traveling Love Lessons
Travel Pauses Love
The irony about “love” during my Latina sabbatical, was how hard I pushed “love” away before the sabbatical began. After I made the decision to make this #GirltakesMundo journey, I also decide to stop “love” from happening to me. I was so desperate to make this trip happen that I wasn’t going to let anything or anybody hinder that. If I fell in “love” I would probably not go, leave in a limbo or worse yet, hurt. I had to protect my heart and that’s exactly what I set out to do. This meant that during the 6 months before my trip I avoided dating.
Travel Changes Love
During this journey it’s been night and day from the person I was before this trip started. Granted, when you travel it’s a different type of “love”. An in the moment because the time is now. A less committal and less orthodox type of “love” as your rules of “love” and dating get thrown out. So yes, I’ve had my “loves” during this #GirltakesMundo journey. From good bye kisses at bus stations. Breakfast dates sitting in front of cathedrals. Kisses under bridges and even scooter adventures under a starry night.
Travel Forces Love
It’s goofy, but as I type this, I hear the song, “Still not a player” by Big Pun in my head. Singing, “I’m not a player, I just crush a lot.” And that’s exactly it. I’ve fallen in and out of crushes during this #GirltakesMundo adventure and respectively at times I’ve been heart broken too. Ok, heart broken is WAY too extreme and I’m being WAY too dramatic. I am a Leo. As another favorite songs says, “I ain’t goin assault them, cause I probably did it too.” What I’ve discovered is that you can’t protect your heart or your feelings. We’re human after all and no matter how hard we try or where we are one cannot avoid it. Even while traveling. Ask other travel mates, even the anti social ones have their stories.
Read My Travel Luv Story.
To all my travel “lovers”, if you were there a couple days, a day or a couple hours. Whether we were a flop or not, thanks for “loving” me back.
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