8 Great Reasons to Travel Alone!

Solo travel can be delightfully self-indulgent. There are many travelers who claim that traveling alone is the best way to see the world. You deliberately travel solo, they say, because you want to experience the world without the influence of a friend or partner’s tastes, prejudices, or preferences. When you’re with a companion, it’s easy to focus on that person and forget about meeting other travelers. Traveling alone, you’re more likely to be on a voyage of self-discovery. Have no fear and prepare to take off on a journey alone. Here are top 8 rewards of solo traveling:
It’s one of the most empowering things you will ever experience:
There’s no greater feeling than embarking on a courageous journey alone with an open heart and an open mind. Once you take the plunge and get over your fears, you’ll feel a sense of empowerment. A solo vacation can inspire you to tackle even more things in life you’ve been afraid to try and give a boost to your confidence level.
You are more open to meeting new people and trying new things:
Sometimes when you travel with another person you’re so used to having their company and knowing their likes/dislikes you don’t think to engage others or take a chance on a new experience. Traveling alone is all about getting out of your comfort zone and pushing the walls around you. Travelling alone challenges your fears and insecurities.
It gives you the chance to discover things about yourself while you discover the world:
Solo travel is an incredibly powerful and introspective experience that allows you time to really hone in on your thoughts, dreams, and reflections of the world as you experience it. Explore parts of your personality you are not very comfortable or familiar with. When on the road, you might be challenged by unexpected factors and be positively surprised how well you respond to them. Empower yourself by unleashing the wonderful, irresistible and intelligent person you are, but whom you’ve neglected in your everyday routine.
Do everything you want and nothing you don’t want:
You are the master of the day. How often can you do exactly what strikes your fancy, and indulge every whim you might have? Solo travelling is all about exercising your absolute freedom. The great thing is that you don’t have to fit into a group’s agenda, make compromises and give explanations or disappoint anyone; you can follow your rhythm, desires and move like the wind. Sky’s the limit.
An education:
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. Seeing the world is a delightful source of education that is absolutely impossible to find elsewhere. You come back stronger, wiser and with a completely different perspective on life. You will be amazed how much it will grow you as a person.
Simple logistics & no hassle:
It can be challenging to coordinate a trip and time away from work with another busy person in your life, and it’s even more difficult when you try to make plans with a group. Usually, these challenges can be overcome by simply planning far in advance, but if you find yourself with some down time and you can’t find a travel partner on short notice, it may be the perfect time to pack your bags and go anyway.
Amazing people & lasting relationships:
Often, people who are alone appear more approachable to others. Before you know it, you could be chatting with some interesting locals at a sidewalk cafe or even joining a group of like-minded people for yoga on the beach. Pretty soon you realize that you are not alone after all. People you meet while on the road usually become some of the most valued ones in your address book creating lasting relationships. When you travel with friends or a partner, you tend to stick to that little group of familiar faces and even though you’ll meet new people, the dynamics and interactions won’t be as deep and fulfilling.
Leave everything behind and take time to nurture yourself:
If you have a stressful life back home, either studying hard or working too much, traveling on your own can be the time to take some time off and nurture yourself. You can use this time to pamper yourself. Indulge in rich and delicious local meals which will boost your energy and health, take long walks on the beach by sunrise, or get a massage. Do some yoga and relax a lot. Enjoy all the wonderful things you deserve, and understand that happiness is a birth right, not a privilege.

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