I have been going through a dark period of my life for the past few years (experienced great losses) and will be turning 30 this January 2014. I am absolutely terrified of traveling alone, but feel like I need the challenge in order to build a better relationship with myself and document this transition from 20s to adulthood.
I've grown so much (emotionally) in the past year, that I think I really deserve it! I'm looking for an abridged sort of "eat, pray, love" adventure. Maybe without the "pray" or the "love".....
Timing of Trip: First 2 weeks of January or last 2 weeks of April
Location: Somewhere outside of the US (lower 48)
Experience: Well-traveled domestically, but no experience in a foreign country
Budget: $3k - $5k ??
I really like urban areas and dining and nightlife. My top concern is safety & well-being (although, part of the goal of this trip will be to establish a greater sense of security for myself). Thanks!