Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lone Traveler

I LOVE to travel. To see new places and experience new things.

this year is an exceptional year for traveling. We already had 3 trips planned (2 down, 1 AWESOMLY EXCITING trip still on deck) and last week at work I learned that I would be adding another trip to my schedule.

I am going to Chicago.

On Tuesday.

By myself.

It hit me recently that I have been on quite a few vacations and 57* 1/2** airplane rides but I have never gone anywhere totally by myself!

I’m sure it will be no big deal, but suddenly I am feeling all kinds of anxious over having to drive to the far-away airport, park the car, get to my destination & all that goes with it ALONE. 

Exploring new places on my own doesn’t scare me, it’s just getting to that place on my own that is making me a little nervous.  I know one other person from my company that will be there (there are only 3 people total that will be there) but that doesn’t make feel much better since I’ve only worked there for 3 weeks!

I’ve never been to Chicago (staying near O’Hare) so what can you tell me? What should I do? What should I eat? What should I take pictures of?

tips for traveling alone? Things I should take advantage of?

I am sure traveling alone is not so bad, just a new adventure!



Anonymous said...

Ask my sister, she lived there for a year or two! I'm sure she will let you know! You will have fun though; it's a great town!


Anonymous said...

Chicago lurker here! I've lived in Chicago all my life, it's a fantastic city! Be sure to eat at Portillo's and Lou Malnati's deep dish pizza. Also, If you have time to site see, check out the sky deck at the top of the Willis (Sears) Tower- SO cool! Have fun!

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

I have always wanted to go, so you must post something when you get back.