“Many People Will Tell You How Brave You Are, But Will Feel Pity That You Choose Traveling Over Having A Family”
Though people are kind, traveling as a woman does have some notable disadvantages. Mostly, it’s in the way people label you (why is the world always so keen to label a woman’s choices?).
“In central China, a woman old enough to be my mom made me promise her that I wouldn’t do it anymore, that I would find a husband and either settle down or travel with him,” she wrote. “For many women around the world, especially in Latin America and Asia, I was too young to be traveling alone and too old to be unmarried.”