Traveling on your own can be extremely intimidating for several reasons. For many, it takes a lot of courage to plunge into the world of solo travel, but once you do, the experience finds itself to be quite rewarding.

We took to Twitter to get some insight from our Travel Noire community and investigate reasons why they’re apprehensive about booking those solo trips.

While most replies consisted of concerns of abduction, sex trafficking, and racism, others touched on things like loneliness and not having enough money or time.

Some experienced solo travelers were kind enough to offer some advice on how you can make that trip a little less stressful: