Traveling to a far away place without any friends or family sounds daunting. And it can be. However, travelers who’ve gone solo say that it lends them perspective and also helps them to have more confidence in themselves; it’s a test that can be exhilarating to pass.
[caption id="attachment_13010" align="aligncenter" width="710"] Susan Eckert with a male silverback gorilla on a gorilla trek in Uganda.[/caption]
“Lions on the runway!” a voice yelled over the speakers on Susan Eckert’s plane. She was finally about to land in Kenya for her African Safari adventure. But, when the plane approached the airstrip, they saw them – lions lying on the airstrip. As the pilot pulled the plane back up, he told her and the 16 others on the plane that the lions loved to lie on the warm sand of the runway.For as long as she can remember, Eckert was fascinated with Africa. It was something about the exotic animals and the people there – she wanted to go to Africa.