When I was approached last May by Maria ( A Seat For One) I was thrilled! Thrilled to be apart of a collective story of women solo travelers. "Some of the best nights of my life were spent alone, in a new city. I met a lot of wonderful people on my travels. Surprising enough, every woman, who I met that was traveling on their own as well...I was always met with enthusiastic women who would ask me how my trip was going and just want to know more about me and my travel plans. Each woman I met, I would always wonder. “What was their story?” What made them decide to just leave their life behind at home, for however long their trip was. 2 weeks, 2 months, a year even, and experience traveling solo."
From there A Seat for One blossomed.
Growing up Christian, I was taught to Love thy neighbor as thyself. Being taught to be open and loving towards others is something that was without question. Sometimes it’s easier said than done. From the beginning of time and until today people persecuted because of their religion, language, culture, etc. In my life I’ve been hurt by others because of their ignorance or intolerance towards us. That being said l, I know I’m not the only one. Despite its actually motivated me to learn more about others religions, it has not deterred me to try to find the good in everything. This inherent need I have to connect with others via traveling and being engaged in my community, led me to explore my first Iftar ( meal to break fast) during Ramadan.
You don't have to travel all the way around the world to make a difference in your community and save a life! I had the opportunity to attend Brides Against Breast Cancer this weekend hosted by mywedding.com with fellow travel and fashion blogger, Jetsetheart.com.