Writers On The Run
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Writers On The Run

Is Traveling Alone Worth It?

A solo journey in southern Mexico reveals some answers

The Temple of Inscriptions in the Palenque ruins in Chiapas, Mexico. Photo by the. author.

I love the idea of being on my own when I travel, putting myself in situations where I can meet new people, both local residents and fellow travelers. But when my husband pulled out of a planned trip to the Mexican state of Chiapas, which shares a turbulent border with Guatemala, I hesitated about going alone.

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