Hello and welcome to Sightseeing Shar! As my site name suggests, my name is Shar, and I am passionate about seeing the world.
My wanderlust started at an early age. I mostly grew up in Virginia, but my childhood brought me all over the place, from Massachusetts to Barbados. I have always enjoyed the thrill of moving and discovering a new city or culture.
I moved outside of Manhattan in 2020 (during the lockdown) and love reading, painting, Muay Thai, history, food, and of course, travel! I started solo traveling because I wanted to see the world, even if others could not join me. Let’s face it: as adults, it isn’t easy to line up schedules. I realized that if I kept waiting for another person to join me, I would miss many experiences. I soon discovered that I LOVED traveling solo and the confidence and freedom it gave me.
My experiences have led me to believe that our 20s and 30s are a time for adventure and growth. Travel can be an amazing path to self-discovery and broadening horizons. I created this blog to share my passion, experiences, hidden gems, and even my mistakes! I want to empower other women to live life to the fullest and learn to enjoy their own company.