Dubai changed my life. Even when I had to improvise, I learned to put my abilities and instincts to use. I learned that people who haven’t met you are just friends. Most importantly, I discovered that packing without fear made my suitcase much lighter.

I took a solo trip to Thailand this year, and it was the best. As I continue to push myself to get uncomfortable and do more than I thought I could, I plan to take more solo trips.