Evelyn Hannon says: "I’ve been travelling solo for a very long time and I absolutely love it. It wasn’t always like this. I remember my first solo journey to Europe. It was just after my divorce and I couldn’t stop crying. I cried on park benches in Paris, in restaurants in Rome and even as I shopped in London. No, it wasn’t simply because my heart was broken. I know now that my sadness was all about being totally alone, without a support system, and not having another human being to share my travel experiences with someone.
So I asked other women about loneliness: Do they feel lonel as well? Any solutions to offer? Has loneliness stopped them from going off to follow their journey dreams? Here is a sampling of responses from the JourneyWoman Network. Some submissions are serious, others lighthearted, however, we found each one helpful in its own special way!