Jenny-Anne Dexter asks: Why is it still ‘brave’ for a woman to have a solo adventure? As she cycles along the Danube alone on a week's holiday.
I love this! Great piece. Drives me nuts, I’ve been travelling by myself since the mid 90s and I’ve never once thought I was brave. Just revelling in being in my own company and free to decide where and what… Are you following a set route? I’d love to know what it is, if so. Thanks 🙏🏻
Love this so much! Completely relate and I cannot understand it either! In my opinion it’s partly laziness, not in the physical act but in preparation. I am surprised what people try to do when they are not prepared for it. It’s like people do not take any responsibility for their own life anymore. Sorry a bit negative 🤣 loved the article
I am not sure they are saying brave as in the context of fighting a dragon, but rather brave enough to say yes to something outside the box… many would never consider making the trip you are doing. But I see the brave title as a compliment!
I love this - I totally agree! Why waste time being afraid when you could be exploring.
When I did LEJOG earlier this year by myself I had other ladies along the way say to me 'wow you are brave doing this alone'. At no point did I feel brave, I just wasn't remotely scared (I mean, it's the UK in spring time!). I appreciated the sentiment and granted I have lots of experiences behind me that have killed off any fear but I think we need to normalise this activity so that more girls get out exploring and push themselves further out of their comfort zones.
Thanks for a relatable read! x