For people who are living the single life, sometimes, it can be tough to find people to travel with. Between family members having prior commitments and friends juggling their own hectic schedules, oftentimes, solo travel is the only way to take a vacation. Of course, if you're a single woman who opts to take a trip alone, odds are good somebody is going to have something to say about it.
That's exactly what happened to one woman, Lady Ericka, who desperately wanted to take a trip to Scotland. Apparently, her family was giving her a hard time about going alone, so she took matters into her own hands. She spilled the beans about her big secret in a new TikTok video, which she shared on her account, @theromanticlife. Just wait until you see the lengths she went to in order to hide the vacation from her family.
"I booked a secret trip to Scotland and told my family I would be in Tampa so I didn't have to hear them tell me it was a bad idea to go alone." OMG. Is Lady Ericka a total bad ass, or what? People are totally here for the fast one she pulled on her unsuspecting family, and so are we. One commenter, @The Clothier Kamilah said, "Sneaky solo adventures!!! Also, my bet is Scotland is waaay safer than Tampa, Florida 😂." (Fair enough.) Another fan of her adventures who lives in Scotland, @Niky Grant, weighed in with, "Welcome lass 🥰 you need any help?.. Ask a local and they’ll be glad tae help ye.. Hope ye have a grand time 🥰." Aww. Love the warm welcome! And @Sierra was inspired, saying, "Omg this is my sign! I’ve been dreaming of a secret vacation for years 😂." (Haven't we all?)
However, there are some people who aren't thrilled with the fact that she lied to her family. @Mary Elizabeth asked, "I’m sorry… HOW OLD ARE YOU… and why do you have to hide this trip from them? You look older than 21 🤦🏻♀️ So what? You’re a freaking grown up!" Another user, @Allison N Wonderland added, "At this point, who cares" Just let them know." As Lady Ericka explained the comments, her decision to take the secret trip is "complicated," and let's keep in mind that this was her choice and hers alone.
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For those of you who would like to follow along with her trip, Lady Ericka has posted a series of videos of the vacation, including this one from her first day.
We sure hope she has the time of her life, and that her family isn't too terribly upset with her when they find out!