6 | ATTEND THE OLYMPIC GAMES Marsha Boyd, 38, Canada www.thetravellinghistorian.com WHY | Attending the Olympic Games is life-changing especially as a solo traveller. You feel a sense of belonging, not only with your fellow countrywomen and men but also with people from around the globe, no matter which country’s colours you wear. It’s also an excellent way to travel more. When I went to the London 2012 games, I also popped over to visit Paris and Normandy in France. For Sochi 2014 in Russia, I also visited Moscow and Prague. HOW | Join me in Rio in 2016 or Pyeongchang in 2018; wrap yourself in your flag and be part of an experience you shall never forget. Plan well in advance so you can get tickets to the events of your choice and meet fellow adventure-seekers from around the world. I’m a Girl Gone International because I dream in foreign languages.