With over 570k fans on Instagram, World of Wanderlust has long outgrown its humble beginnings. Run by blogger/adventurer Brooke Saward, what began as a home to her travel tales is now a brand aimed at inspiring women to travel far and travel often.
“We believe life was not meant to be lived in one place,” reads the World of Wanderlust website. “Here you will find travel inspiration, how to live and work abroad, as well as how to work for yourself while you see the world.”
Having visited over 70 countries so far, Saward now shares her knowledge so that others can follow her adventures and gain insight into unique places around the globe. A solo traveler most of the time, Saward also teaches other women the benefits of traveling on your own—safely and consciously.
“I travel by myself 90% of the time, yet am sometimes joined by family, friends, and even readers,” she writes. “The next question is more often than not ‘don’t you get scared traveling alone!?’ and the answer is an overwhelming no! I often write about how hard it can be at times, but I really do love traveling solo as an experience and think it is something we should all experience at some stage in our lives.”
With a dedicated section to solo traveling on her website, readers are encouraged to step out of their comfort zone and conquer their fears. “You don’t need a travel companion to enjoy yourself, explore a new country, or embrace a culture, unlike one you’ve never been immersed in before,” explains Saward.
“Traveling alone can truly be an experience of a lifetime,” she further relays in another post. “Not only are all the decisions up to you, but you’re more likely to introduce yourself to new people and truly immerse yourself in the culture. These are just a few reasons why you should consider going on your next adventure solo.”
You also don’t have to travel internationally in order to enjoy the benefits of solo traveling. Take her lead: