Why You Need Solo Adventures

Note: This was originally published in July 2017, but I am republishing it in March 2019 since it serves as a good reminder to get out there and have those adventures to fuel our soul!

Adventure...it’s the #1 thing women tell me they are craving more of in their lives. Yet, they’re doing nothing to make it happen.

By the time we hit a certain age, most people start to feel like they’re in a rut and want to feel a bit more excitement.  The daily to-do’s and responsibilities become mundane.  

Life becomes a routine.

The thrill of adventure is something most people desire, but few put into practice.

Fear, time, lack of creativity, and money are just a few of the excuses I hear that get in the way of adding more adventure to life.

But, the thirst for something new and exciting persists.  

By the time most women hit their 40s, they’re a craving something more from life.

Adventures are the key to making that happen, and solo adventures kick it up to an even higher experience.



Everyone has their own definition of adventure.  Adventures are what you make them, but I consider them anything that gets your adrenaline pumping and makes you so excited you feel like a kid again!

Trying something new, learning a new skill, doing something risky - these are just a few ways to experience adventure!  But, the sky is truly the limit.

Experiencing adventures on a regular basis will allow you to learn new things, feel younger, release stress, laugh more, push your own limits, and enjoy life more.

Experiencing adventures on a regular basis will allow you to learn new things, feel younger, release stress, laugh more, push your own limits, and enjoy life more.

Adventures don’t have to be expensive, dangerous, or far away from home.  You can make your daily commute to work more adventurous by going a different route!

The point is, you get to decide what adventure looks like to you.


While adventures can certainly be a group activity with your family and friends, it doesn’t have to be.  I would definitely encourage you to include those types of adventures in your life, but I also want to inspire you to start considering solo adventures.

Solo adventures allow you to spread your wings and experience life on your own terms.  You don’t have to consider someone else’s limitations or fears.  You get to decide how far to push yourself, and in the process, you get to know yourself better and grow beyond the person you are currently.

Creating your own adventures gives you the opportunity to build your confidence, resourcefulness, and independence.



A few weeks ago, I returned from a solo trip to Europe, and it wasn’t my first trip abroad on my own.

The first time I ventured overseas on my own was a little scary, but I was surprised at how easy it was and how little I questioned myself along the way.

With each solo trip, it gets easier as my confidence continues to grow.

Do I want to do all of my travel on my own?  Of course not!  I love traveling with my friends, and I look forward to traveling with my boyfriend someday.

But, there’s something to be said for boarding that plane knowing I will be able to do whatever I want, whenever I want, and not have to compromise or worry about someone else’s experience.

Is solo travel the only form of adventure?  Nope!

That’s my preferred method, but if that’s not your jam, then no biggie!

You have the beautiful ability to define what your solo adventures could be and how to make them happen.

My advice is to start small and work your way up!

Adventures don’t have to be big!  I encourage you to figure out some big adventures to work towards, but to also sprinkle in daily solo adventures with weekly, monthly, yearly, etc.

There’s no right or wrong, but the more solo adventures you seek out, the more you’ll see and the more you’ll want to do.



The key to experiencing the benefits to engaging in solo adventures is actually to do them.

It’s great to dream them up, but if they only stay in your head you’re {obviously} not getting the benefits from them.

Start small, build your confidence, then reach higher. If you look at your list of solo adventure ideas and some feel too big or scary, then save those for later.  Scan your list until you find one that feels just scary enough to excite you, but not so scary to keep you from moving forward.

Then...go do it!

After you finish that one, do another one.

You have to experience each adventure on its own to feel the excitement and notice your confidence building.



Your solo adventures are for you, not anyone else.  You don’t have to explain yourself to anyone or justify what you’re doing.

With so many women craving more adventure in their lives, it’s time for you to take the reins of your journey and make them happen.

It’s not enough to wish for more adventure; you have to make them happen.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the routines of daily life and let the days, weeks, months, and years skate past us.

Every day is a gift and can't repeat it.  By consciously adding in more adventures - big and small - you build memories.  This is the key to a rich and fulfilling life.

What are you waiting for?