When I traveled abroad alone for the first time it was by necessity and not by choice. Once I realized my travel companion wasn’t going to be able to join me, I was terrified. I knew for sure I was going to get taken and unfortunately my father lacks Liam Neeson’s particular set of skills. I also thought traveling alone would be lonely. I was pleasantly surprised to find I didn’t feel lonely or unsafe at all. The experience of traveling alone was life changing. Here are ten reasons why I love to travel to Europe alone.