You should know how stupid and ill informed you are to make such a statement.You have no plan.....No place to go...The dangers???..Shit!..You do not even know your destination!!!!!!
I admire your spirit and drive to travel.I think it shows free spirit and goodwill.
You need to look at yourself,listen to your heart,take some time,do your homework,ask yourself,"what do I want to achieve from this trip?..And how will going here or there make me happy .
I can write for hours...I know your dreams..I shared them myself.. almost 4 years ago
I'd start by saying, "You should know that the experience will change your life." The biggest thing to be aware of is that there is a TON of information out there, you just need to know where to look. If I were you, I'd start by thinking about where you want to go, for how long and what your budget will look like. These are generally the three easiest/hardest questions to answer, depending on your circumstances.
Once you have an idea, start scanning through some travel blogs or listen to some travel podcasts. You are certainly not the first to attempt this, and you won't be the only young female traveling alone. Of course you're going to want to be aware of your surroundings, just like you would if you visited a city you've never been to before in the States. The world isn't out to get you and generally speaking, you're not likely to get much more than leering, cat-calling and the occasional anonymous grope, but that also all depends on where you go.
Lastly, I'd like to point out that when you go backpacking, you're generally only as alone as you want to be. Millions of men and women backpack the world every year (I plan to be one of them in Oct.) I've traveled abroad many times and I rarely make it more than a day or two before I find a group of people going my way. Be open to new experiences and new opportunities and the journey will always provide them for you. almost 4 years ago