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This thread is for y'all to do things like:

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I feel you have to be somewhat wealthy or that's what you spend your money on and afterwards you're broke. I get that it's cheap if you plan it out right but how is it possible without working or not having to worry about supporting your life back home? If you still live with your parents I see how it's possible because you have nothing tying you down but otherwise I don't know how .

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Mile...mile and a half
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First let me give a bit of background on myself. I'm a 23 yr old Canadian male and have been on two backpacking trips each with a duration of two months throughout most of SEA. The first being the Banana Pancake Trail in 2016, the latter being Thai/Indo/Japan in 2018.

I recently was let go from my job and am seeing this as a much wanted opportunity to start a new beginning for myself. I would like to move out of my hometown and move to one of the major cities in Canada such as Montreal, though this also seems like the perfect time for me to go off and travel for a bit with no real commitments at the moment. I have 15K CAN to my name and am considering spending 6-7K of that on travels and the rest saved for the move.

So, to those who have been at forks in the road in their lives and were presented with the opportunity to travel for a bit, start fresh and move permanently or both. I would love to hear about your situations, what you chose to do and how you feel about it all now in hindsight.

TLDR: Should I solo travel for a bit or move to a new city with more financial security?

Thanks

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Hi everyone

I’m just here to rant. Today I did the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Japan’s alps. I started from Matsumoto and I already had a late start. I got to Shinano-Omachi with no cash to pay for a bus to Ogizawa station. So that set me back 45 minutes which freaked me out because I have to return to matsumoto. So I rushed through the series of buses and cable cars including past Murodo station which is probably the one station people want to see to see the snow wall and other things. All I saw at Murodo station was the toilet. I was just confused and the bus was there. Anyway I’m really disappointed in myself and this whole Japan trip I have continued to disappoint myself with my lack of planning. Not to mention the expense for this day trip setting me back $200 AUD because I only purchased the JR east pass.

I have fucked up with poor planning this whole trip. I only have two more days and I’m sure I will fuck up in two more days. Sigh.

I just want to go hug my dog.

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I want some peace and quiet in the wilderness as a solo traveller. Currently, Reykjavik Iceland and other North European favourites like Finland look enticing. Any recommendations?

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I recently moved to a North American city from the UK and I decided not to return home for the holidays. I assume travelling over Christmas will be quieter than most times?

I’m looking to explore for 10 days at the end of December, but it’s hard to know where to go for this time. My best candidate so far is Colombia: Bogotá, Medellin, Cartagena. It looks like a fun solo travel destination, a good mix of food, scenery and fun nights out. At the same time, seeing Machu Pichu is a goal of mine.

Any advice on travelling that time of year and favourite destinations in South America for a short trip would be appreciated. I want to avoid somewhere that would be depressingly quiet over Christmas.

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hi, I have some of my favorite solo travel youtube channels, but I struggle to find new channels, different people.

Does anyone in this sub has like a list to active solo travel vlogs?

Either by foot, train, car or motorbike, I enjoy those low budget (aka cheap hotels or camping) vlogs a lot.

If you care to post any youtube channel of solo travel you like, Id edit this post and include all comments like in a list.

thanks

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