For a person who finds it awkward to dine alone at a café, taking a trip by themselves may seem disconcerting. The prospect of getting sick when all alone, looking for a convenient toilet in the wild and getting approached by a few creeps, may put a damper on your decision to travel solo.
Don’t let them.
Take it from us – venturing out alone will change you for the better in ways you never even knew existed.
Total ‘Me Time’
That means zero restrictions. When you travel alone, it’s all about you. There’s no one to tell you not to spend your day lazing about in the sun with a mojito. Nobody to stop you from having that second plate of bigoli. Watch that movie that everyone thinks is so silly, read that book that your friends say is so overrated and spend the day at the museum your pals would never step foot into.
Meet New People
Traveling alone can be a great opportunity to meet the locals or make friends with other travelers. Before you know it, you could be chatting up with the locals, learning about their cultures, asking them about striking tourist spots or joining like-minded travelers for a bonfire on the beach.
Enjoy Your Own Company
If you are one of those people who are constantly surrounded by nosy friends or nagging relatives, you probably don’t have much time for yourself. You’ll be surprised to find how much of your life you have spent listening to others rather than doing what you wanted. A solo trip can be a chance for you to fall in love with yourself.
When you are surrounded by the mundane, you fall into a monotonous pattern that’s hard to break. Out alone, you have the opportunity to break those habits and discover something new about yourself. Shed the persona of the shy girl and be the fun-loving, witty woman in front of new people who won’t judge you.
Do Wonders For Your Confidence
Lack of faith in yourself can lead to bad life decisions. Solo travel will help you conquer your fears, get out of your comfort zone and make you realize that the only one whose approval you need is yourself. Being able to get yourself out of a jam with no one else there to help will give you a lifetime sense of self-assurance.
Your solo travel will ultimately become a journey of introspection. Traveling into the unknown allows you to discover what is important in your life, what kind of person you are and what you want to do with your life. When traveling alone, you will find yourself.
Don’t wait around for your friends to get some free time so you could all go on a trip together. Go solo. Remember, you only live once.