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Travel + Trust & Wanderlust Presents…

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What is the Day of Trust?

The international Day of Trust is a day to celebrate solo travel and empower yourself to experience something new on your own!

Have you ever traveled solo? If so, you know the benefits gained by having new experiences daily. If not, this is your chance to get out and experience somewhere new for yourself!

How can I participate?

There are so many options to involve yourself in this day, it’s just a matter of how far you want to go.  There’s only 3 rules to it:

1. Go solo
2. Go somewhere new
3. Experience something new
4. (Optional) Share your experience and get social!

• Share your pictures, videos, and inspiration on social media with us using #DayofTrust2015
• Send us an email about your day, what you did and how you felt about the experience. Or send us one before you participate. We’d love to hear what you have planned!
• Get your friends and family involved so you can come back at the end of the day and share your new experiences together.

What can I do?

Here are just a few examples of what you can do on the Day of Trust:

• Go out to a restaurant in a nearby town by yourself
• Take a new workout class in a new gym across town
• Buy a solo ticket to somewhere you haven’t been
• Go to a new museum in a different town than your own
• Roadtrip somewhere new
• Volunteer at a new organization for a cause
• Go hiking, camping or backpacking in a new area

Why should I participate?

It’s a pretty simple concept with huge rewards.  If you’ve traveled solo, you know first-hand how incredible it is to expand your mind, open your eyes, and enjoy experiencing something new.  We want to bring that to everyone. Whether it’s going to a new part of town and eating alone, or going on a hike on a new trail, or buying a ticket to a place you’ve never been, the purpose is the same.  And that purpose is time for yourself to reflect, to question your fears, to live in the moment, and really gain a new aspect of what self worth really is.

Through participating in the Day of Trust, we hope this brings a new insight to your life and you continue to experience something new by yourself again. And again. To the point where you are craving new places and faces and in turn, help create a giant community of self-loving adventure advocates.

Being part of the Day of Trust means that you’re actively taking part in a positive movement to celebrate yourself. Through these experiences in new destinations comes new appreciation, love, and empowerment we couldn’t see before.  Traveling helps you find new channels, new life, and sometimes new purpose.  Join me in celebration of ourselves by taking a day (or an hour or five minutes) to go solo.

Sign up to participate by clicking the PLEDGE button below

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  1. JoAnn Chartier

    I’m going to be 74 in a couple of months. I recall my mother worrying about me, age 22, taking a solo 50 mile trip to Berkeley CA for the rare event of a museum show of DeKooning and Hans Hoffman and other contemporary artists in a museum show there. The 60s scared her (Berserkley, you know) but empowered me. I’ve never looked back from taking on the horrible traffic, finding parking(!) and then having the top of my head lifted by that wonderful show. My family still frown and mutter when I stuff the back of my little truck with camping gear and head for lonely places to paint and draw and just…breathe.

    ps — it is even more fun to meet a friend somewhere along the way and have a little fun and conversation.

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    jmheuett@hotmail.com

    Hi JoAnn,

    Wow! What an incredible story. I could just imagine how fantastic that museum show would have been. I am 31 and my family is also still not accustomed to me traveling solo and I’ve been doing it for years now. Being outdoors on your own is one of the best gifts you could give yourself. Many times, people don’t realize that it’s an untapped resource to the best you. Thank you so much for your comment, it made my day. Keep exploring! 🙂

  3. Kelsey Solomon

    I think this is a super important adventure that everyone, regardless of gender, should go through. It’s such a learning opportunity, and like you said: self-empowerment! When I was in college and younger, I remember always feeling the gender inequality of traveling alone, and how I felt I could never backpack across Europe as a solo-female. Come to my last semester of college, I made the decision to travel to Dakar, Senegal on my own for a summer internship. It was definitely one of the most challenging situations I’ve been through, but I learned so much about myself and the culture there, as well as another perspective of american culture. My family was very anxious about my decision and honestly didn’t think I would go through with the trip, which was slightly discouraging, so I believe it to have been a learning experience for them as well. It really isn’t bad to travel alone! Anyways, I’m a big fan of this movement and I think solo travel, (even in your own town!) is important for women of all ages to participate in 🙂

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    Jen

    Hi Kelsey,

    Wow! Great story! Thank you so much for wanting to be a part of the tribe. I can’t believe you went to Senegal, that’s an incredible journey to take solo. There’s nothing better than personal growth, expanding our bubbles and experiencing new cultures. Keep on exploring and thanks for stopping by!

  5. Shelley

    I believe it is important for every woman to discover travel on their own. I spent my 50th birthday last year in NYC totally on my own. Friends and family didn’t understand why I would want to do that. They thought I would for sure want my hubby there. But I wanted to go alone and it was great! I travel solo all the time….leading ladies travel groups. I know, a group isn’t alone. But for many of these ladies this is a step to solo travel. And it is learning that they CAN do it on their own, with no husband or children. It’s so freeing! To only look after YOURSELF. To gain confidence in exploring a new city on your own. My groups are 45+ in age so a great time to finally do this. Kids are grown. Husband may or not be in the picture. I see the difference in these ladies from airport departure to returning home. So rewarding!

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    Jen

    Hi Shelley,

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. With the average age of solo female travelers at 47, I could only imagine the amount of women that are having these transformative experiences on your trips! I’m so happy that you’re helping women realize the power of solo travel. Safe travels and stay in touch!

    Cheers,

    Jen

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