5 Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone
Posted on 08 September 2018
Have you ever tried to travel solo? Traveling alone can work for anyone, whether you’re single, in a relationship, extroverted, or introverted, and here are 5 good reasons why you should try it.
1. Build up your confidence
Traveling solo gives you the kind of healthy push you need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. You learn to embrace being around unfamiliar places, people and all of the challenges that will present itself on the road. Grab opportunities and don’t be shy. It’s key. And it then becomes natural to talk to strangers and access things you might never have otherwise come across.
2. Step out of comfort zone
Solo travel will offer you opportunities to learn how to face various types of scenarios. It also brings you to the unknown destinations where you have a chance to communicate with different people from many cultures.
3. Make new friendships
When you are backpacking alone, a simple “hello” can turn into a million words. Those moments when we spot either travellers or locals also alone in a public place can become exciting in themselves. Conversations start naturally, people look forward to talk to strangers and in locales where travellers are visible minorities, they take an entire different meaning. You are free to decide if you want to sustain them.
4. Be independent
Solo travel gives adventurers a chance to handle issues by yourself. Usually, you can make plans with a group who share a trip with you. But, how about traveling alone? There are many challenges to overcome because nobody is by your side to help you. You have to plan far in advance and prepare the unpredictable problems occurring on your journey.
5. Strengthen personal growth
When you travel solo and a mistake is made, you can’t blame anyone but yourself. You are therefore forced to learn from your mistakes. As a solo traveller, you must also strive to chat with strangers and find things you have in common with them. That helps to create friendships. It also serves as a reminder that you have to do the same at home.