Traveling solo can be a truly easy, safe and incredibly rewarding way to travel. Sure, it can be scary at times, but solo travel is all about breaking out of your comfort zone and learning the most you can about yourself and the world around you. In the process some amazing things can happen.
When you travel alone you’ll see amazing things, meet unforgettable people, hear interesting languages and taste food that you never knew existed. You’ll travel to explore the unknown, but along the way you’ll find the true you.
Here are my top reasons for traveling alone.
You are the boss. No compromise, no complaints – nobody’s schedule but your own. You can spend your time doing exactly what you want to do. Do you want to wait on the bridge for an hour to get the perfect picture? Do you want get up before dawn to hike to the top of the mountain and watch the sunrise? You can!
Just because you’re alone doesn’t mean you have to be lonely. Even sitting down to breakfast in your hotel is a great way to meet locals and fellow travelers. And, asking questions is a great way to break the ice anywhere. In fact, I’ve met more new friends in a week of traveling that in months at home!
It’s easier to keep an open mind when you’re by yourself and don’t have other people influencing the way you think and feel. You don’t have any distractions and what you experience tends to have a deeper meaning. You will definitely come home with a new perspective.
You will make unique discoveries that you might miss out on if you’re with friends. When you travel alone the experience is more vivid – more momentous. When you are completely immersed in the moment magical things can happen!
You’ll feel like you can conquer anything after journeying on your own. You learn to make decisions and rely only on yourself. And, the more confidence you build traveling solo, the more confidence you’ll bring home with you! I guarantee you’ll be more comfortable in your own skin.
Become a better person!
I truly believe that solo travel has made me a more kind and compassionate person. You pay more attention to yourself and your feelings when you travel alone, and that carries over to when you return home. There’s plenty of time to reflect and learn what’s important in your life when you’re experiencing new things.
Spend less money!
It’s much easier to figure out a budget and stay within it when you’re going solo. You also have control over where you want to save and where you want to splurge. There’s nothing worse that getting stuck with a big bill over something you weren’t interested in in the first place.