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Couple of months back, I was all alone for two weeks after almost a decade. 

I would like to believe (and my mother would back-me up) that I have always been an independent-confident girl (woman, now) ever since my childhood. I didn’t know a single soul in my college before I joined, and I made it through without very many friends. Then I went on to work in the big-dazzling city of London and lived alone in a studio apartment and never felt alone or lonely. But ever since I got married, I have never been alone (per say) for more than say 24 hours. My husband is always there with me, and if I am traveling without him then either I am going to meet a friend or some one or other is accompanying me. 

So when he shared his plans to visit family back in India I volunteered to stay back ... for several reasons. One of which was that I wanted to be by myself. I wanted to enjoy my own company and I wanted to know how life would be if I was (ever) all alone. 

To add to the adventure of living alone, I decided to take a weekend getaway all by myself. I found a great deal on Living Social for Hillbrook Inn in West Virginia, making it the 26th U.S. State I have visited (24 more to go). I checkout out the property and researched the neighboring areas. It was only a couple of hours drive away, which was perfect for me as I hate driving. I saw there was an adventure park on the way. I decided to stop by and spend a couple of hours there. The park had jungle-gym kind-of activities such as zip lining, rock climbing, rope climbing, etc. It was not for the sissies. It was pretty-darn-hard-core. But it was a blast. 

After spending couple of hours jumping, hopping, climbing, - I was exhausted. I headed to the quaint-little-Inn with great anticipation. They greeted me with a welcome drink and macaroons, both of which were delicious. I checked into my room, which was absolutely splendid. Relaxed and read my book for sometime and then headed for my spa appointment at the Inn, which I had pre-booked. After a relaxing hour long massage, I went back to my cosy and comfortable room, read a little again, and then went out to explore the property. In the evening I drove in to the city and had a meal for one at the exotic Mediterranean restaurant which also had live music. After a delicious-and-filling meal I drove back to the Inn and called it a day. Next morning I woke up early (as usual) and went for a run around the property, enjoyed their unique breakfast options, read my book on the hammock, sat by the swing, and enjoyed my company like never before. It was definitely one of the most relaxing weekends of my life. 

In the last couple of years I have made big strides to do things which are out of my comfort zone. Taking a trip alone, all by myself has been on that list for the longest time. While the weekend getaway probably doesn’t really count, (my husband would say otherwise) I think it was an exhilarating experience. I would highly recommend some solo time with no agenda, (work-trip, conventions do not count). It is one of the most empowering activity I have undertaken. Traveling alone will make you realize your strength, help you over come your fears and get you hooked on to wanderlust, if you weren't already. 

You can check more pictures from the trip here. And if you would like to keep up with my travels in real time don't forget to check me out on Instagram

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5 comments

  1. sounds like you had an amazing time Tanvi! I'm a chicken but this has definitely got me thinking!

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  2. I absolutely agree! I had a one month solo European vacation just last month and I'm counting the days (and funds) to my next one! The whole experience and journey is so exhilarating. Everyone needs to feel that at least once in their life.

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  3. I love the idea of a place with zip lining and rock climbing, but also being greeted with a welcome drink. Sounds like you had a great solo adventure. Would definitely consider doing this one day.

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  4. Such a lovely place! perfect for writing and being alone.

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  5. Inspiring post. I think it was brave of you to do that. I wish I had the confidence to do things alone.

    the-renaissance-of-inner-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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