Most people would jump on any opportunity to travel. But travelling alone can sometimes seem daunting from the comfort of home. Going solo sounds like an adventure few wish to pursue… What happens if you get stranded somewhere? Can you have a drink at a bar alone or eat by yourself in a restaurant?
These are some of the worries that often worry travelers before their first solo trip, but quickly evaporate, outweighed by the innumerable benefits. It does not matter if you are single or in a relationship, open or a more introverted person, old or young, a solo trip is definitely an adventure worth pursuing. There are endless good reasons to take the leap, below you will find 5 convincing and important reasons why you should take into consideration to try this opportunity.
1) You will be able to listen to your own thoughts
Imagine being completely alone, sitting on an empty beach, listening to the waves crushing on the rocks. Certainly, it can be a powerful and relaxing experience. You will learn to listen to your own thoughts and expand your soul. Afterwards you will feel released and happy, kind of thankful to do this experience and all your problems will seem unimportant, because you will see the beauty of the nature and just feel the happiness to be alive and have the possibility to travel wherever you want.
2) You will get to know new interesting people
While travelling alone you are able to meet many new and interesting people whether it is in a hostel or on the beach. You will quickly see how many people actually travel alone nowadays and you will be able to listen to their adventurous stories. In addition, you will get a lot of new advice from them on where to go and which interesting places to see. I would even say it is better to travel by yourself, because then you will start to make new friends easily and also become a more open-minded person.
3) You will learn how to become fearless
Sometimes it can happen that solo travelers get into unpredictable situations. In some cases, it could even be dangerous or unexpected. But from this you learn fast how to protect or help yourself out of these situations as you have no one by your side to give you some help. This makes you also a stronger and fearless personality. You will also become smarter and in the future, you know how to react or what to say not to get into dangerous risky situations.
4) Only you decide where you want to go
As there will be no one by your side to travel with you, you are free to decide where you want to go next, which places or cities to visit and which beach to choose. Sometimes it can be really peaceful not to discuss with people or with your friends what you want to do next during your trip. You are a free spirit and it feels kind of good and liberating that you can choose where you want to go next.
5) You will feel at home everywhere
But be aware that travelling to many places around the world can cause addiction and you will start to feel at home everywhere. Your positive and adventurous experiences will overwhelm you, that afterwards you cannot stop it anymore. For example, while travelling trough South America, sitting at a beach bar and having a cocktail, you will already make new thoughts where to go next. Because travelling is to live and there are so many more places to visit and adventures to embark upon.