The myth of the extroverted traveller

Nele/ March 4, 2017/ Introvert Travel Stories/ 2 comments

There seems to be a general assumption that travellers are extroverts. People think that if you travel, especially when you travel solo, you have to be very brave and outgoing to do that. The truth is, travel is possible even for shy and introverted people like me. Only because I’m travelling solo, doesn’t mean I’m unafraid. I’ve already written about how I’m

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What compromises you need to make when travelling

Nele/ February 14, 2017/ Introvert Travel Tips/ 0 comments

Travel often requires compromising. That’s especially true when you travel with other people and you need to agree on an accommodation, an itinerary, or where to go eat next. But it’s also true for solo travel. So let’s look at some of the compromises you need to make when travelling. The two areas where this is by far required most often are time

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How do you find the courage to travel?

Nele/ March 14, 2016/ Introvert Travel Tips/ 2 comments

I have never thought of myself as a very courageous person. On the contrary, there are heaps of things that I’m scared of, that make me so nervous I just want to hide away or become invisible. I’m an introvert and naturally shy. I don’t feel confident in a lot of social situations. I’m nervous about approaching people, and about speaking in front of

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