Hey girl! I’m Kim Rodrigues, but my friends call me K.Rod. I was born in London to West Indian parents, grew up in Atlanta, lived in New York for ten years and Barcelona, Spain for three.
I started solo traveling seven years ago. I was living in New York City and going through a painful transition period. Raise your hand if you know what it’s like to be the only single gal in your group of friends? You watch your friends move away, get married, and start their families. You dodge questions about your dating life like it’s your day job and you begin asking yourself “what’s wrong with me?” I spent way too much time scrolling through the gram comparing my life to others. In that time, I wish I could say I was getting more awesome (like those infamous memes) but I wasn’t. I was really lonely and tired of waiting on other people to do the things I wanted to do. That’s when I challenged myself to travel to my dream country of Spain...alone.
I was really lonely and tired of waiting on other people to do the things I wanted to do.
Traveling solo can change your life. I’m so passionate about it that I’ve decided to make it my mission to encourage and help other women who’ve been bitten by that pesky travel bug but think they can’t do it on their own. I’ve been called everything from Carmen Sandiego to the traveling UN and I’m here to show you how you can do the same. Traveling solo has been one of the best, most empowering decisions I’ve ever made. It takes bravery, strategy, and organization but I assure you, you can do it!
The night before I left I was so nervous that I stayed up till all hours of the morning reading blog posts about how to travel solo and even tried to convince myself not to go. But the next day, I got up and got myself on that plane. In Spain I perfected the art of rolling my r’s, ate my weight in jamón ibérico, and made incredible friends that I’m still in touch with today. I had such a good time I hardly remembered those moments of panic before the trip. There was no one there to tell me what I could and could not do. I did, saw, and ate whatever I wanted, when I wanted. The whole experience was an exhilarating rush that transformed my life. So much so that a couple of years later I packed my bags and made Spain my home.
The night before I left I was so nervous that I stayed up till all hours of the morning reading blog posts about how to travel solo and even tried to convince myself not to go. But the next day, I got up and got myself on that plane.
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