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Tracee Ellis Ross Says Solo Travel Taught Her How To Be Her "Own Best Friend"

According to Tracee, her own company is the best company there is.

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross is the queen of beauty, style, fashion, and recently, she's even decided to try her hand in the business world, but behind the scenes of her high-profile lifestyle, this Motown Princess enjoys spending her time indulging in a hobby that's a little more low-key. According to Tracee, one of the greatest joys in life is traveling to a foreign country alone to read a book by the pool, and after taking a look at her perfectly captured vacay selfies, we believe you, sis.

The 46-year-old Black-ish actress was recently a guest on Lilly Singh's new talk show, A Little Late, where she shared her love for solo traveling and the self-timed camera feature on her phone. With a huge family and chaotic professional life, Tracee says it's not easy to get a moment alone; that's why she hops on a plane at least once a year to spend some quality time with her damn self. She told Lilly:

"Well, honestly I talk a lot for my job and I'm out and I'm with people so I like having a moment to myself. I am amazing! My company is wonderful! My friends are all really busy too. So I go, and I like to read and watch everything I've downloaded from Netflix, it's fantastic."

One of the most valuable souvenirs from a voyage abroad is the collection of selfies that you can bring home, and Tracee says that she doesn't need a traveling buddy to assist her foreign photo shoots because she's mastered the art of thirst trapping all on her own.

"I am the queen of propping the phone up and using the timer, the 3-second or the 10-second. The beauty of the 10-second [timer] is it'll take the series of pictures . . . I put it on towels and prop it. My favorite is exes and stuff — I'll get texts and they'll be like, 'Who are you on vacation with? I'm like, 'Wouldn't you like to know.'"

Growing up as an heiress of entertainment royalty, Tracee was introduced to travel early-on in her life and even spent some time at a boarding school in Switzerland. Although having to constantly be on the road and make new friends may have been difficult for some children, Tracee says that her experience has paid off in a major way in her adult life:

"I think that was a big growth opportunity for me as I was coming of age and learning how to be on my own. I'm very comfortable traveling alone and being my own best friend."

Tracee says that solo travel isn't just some item to check off of your bucket list, issa necessity:

"It's empowering, and has afforded me the opportunity to connect with other human beings, to see how we are all so much alike, to learn about different cultures and traditions, and to really open up my understanding of what it is to be a human. It has given my life a richness that I really appreciate."

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