Journey for One is not only a how-to for traveling alone, but a philosophy for believing you can enrich your life by expanding your borders. Jodie Hopkins has been writing this book her whole life. Words of wisdom are spoken like a true teacher that cares passionately for her students to be life-long learners inspiring curiosity, confidence and growth. This book will give you information, guided practice, personal experiences and the courage, to step out of your comfort zones and dive into an entirely new dimension of life out of the ordinary. Yes, you will be inspired to explore new destinations alone but no matter what, you will love the journey.
Steps towards solo traveling, no matter how big or small, should be celebrated! Along with providing a well-structured, detailed guide for the many factors around solo traveling, Hopkins beautifully engages the reader through her personal experiences. From driving on the other side of the road in Ireland to asking for directions in another language, she never lets you forget to celebrate the accomplishments in your solo journey that ultimately lead to a more fulfilling trip and deeper awareness of your capabilities."
“Journey for One" is a refreshing departure from typical travel guides. It is magnificently written with the authors rich personal stories, delightful humor, and insightful self-reflection. If you’ve ever thought about travelling alone, this is the book for you. Each chapter includes exercises designed to assist the reader in exploring goals, expectations and fears regarding venturing out alone. This self-exploration forms the foundation for creating and experiencing a magical “Journey for One”. You won’t be disappointed!
What fun. I'm already purchasing tickets to my next destination, world traveler that I may be. The book will serve both virgin travelers as well as seasoned ones. Jodie Hopkins has prepared the way for even the most fearful would-be travelers. Her rhetoric is thoughtfully organized and easy to use. It is systematic and thought provoking; no aspect of travel overlooked. You are truly in for a treat with this guide to joyous travel.
Most of us at some point in our lives either by chance or by choice find ourselves alone on a journey. This insightful guide prepares us for both the practical and emotional aspects of solo travel. This is an interactive lesson plan designed by a teacher and an experienced world traveler that will especially appeal to the first-time solo adventurer. Do your homework and this instructional guide will allay those fears of international travel. My initial reaction to this book was to dig out the suitcase, check my passport expiration and start the planning process for my next dream destination. This book is a confidence builder to those who need a little push to believe all is possible, any challenge can be resolved, and an adventure is just waiting for us when we are ready. I can do this!
Jodie’s book is very well done. Not only does it walk the reader step by step through the process of mentally preparing how to travel alone to actually successfully completing the journey, but it adds her personal life experiences and clever wit along the way. I would highly recommend this delightful book to anyone contemplating striking out on an adventure solo.