Alisa Clickenger | Emotional Preparation for Solo Travel

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Alisa Clickenger turned 40 in 2006, and wanted to be not who she was. Looking for answers, she walked the 750-mile Camino de Santiago pilgrimage across Spain. She’d tried to negotiate 5 weeks off work but ended up not returning to her former career.

Alisa thought transformation was to do this one thing and then go back to her life, back to her job, but that’s not the way it worked out. Looking back, she sees it as a good thing, even though it cast her into a lot of years of searching, trying to figure out who she was without all those exterior definitions. That search has taken her all over the world, taking her inward through outward journeys.

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The first steps of adventure travel
  • Perks of solo travel as a woman
  • How to deal with loneliness on the road
  • How to deal with illness
  • How to get started living your dream – whatever it is

When you’re ready to try something new and daunting, take good stock of your support group. Share your idea, your dream, with “yes” people—people who are going to encourage you and not give you all the reasons why you shouldn’t do it.

The first time you do something, (like a motorcycle trip) it’s always the hardest. And then it becomes like a muscle that you flex. The more you flex your adventure muscle, the more you gain confidence in knowing you can handle what comes up.

People everywhere are kind, compassionate and generous. Get out there and experience them.

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“It’s magic on the road, but it’s also magic in the every day.” Alisa Clickenger


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