Reasons to Travel Alone: Why You Should Try it at least Once
July 3, 2017
“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.”
Have you ever traveled alone? Have you ever thought of spending time with yourself? If No, then you must give it a try! There are so many reasons to travel alone. There are some places in life where you can only go alone.
Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.
You’ll Be Able to Make Your Own Choices
Which hotel you’re going to stay in, expensive one or just a simple room will go? Will you go for a hike or simply sit in a car to reach a destination? From where to eat? What sights to see first? What gadgets you’ll take along? Traveling alone is all about making choices and learning what you prefer and what you don’t.
You will learn to be decisive. Once you realize you can make good choices without help from others, you will start trusting your instincts more, and this new found self-assurance and confidence will be helpful in many areas of your life.
You’ll Learn More About the World & Meet New People
When you’re traveling alone, you won’t be focused on talking to your family or friends. You’ll be interacting with new people and knowing more about their lives. Meeting people from different backgrounds opens our minds, expands our world and makes us realize how huge this world is and inspires us a lot. You may meet some amazing locals or adventurers like yourself. You’re bound to make some new friends during your journey.
You’ll Learn to Flourish Outside Your Comfort Zone
“Life begins at the end of you comfort zone.”
Traveling alone is all about accepting challenges and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. As it leads us to new situations, unfamiliar places, and faces. During your solo trip, the feeling of being out of your comfort zone gets intensified as you’ll be exposed to a lot of new experiences that are beyond your comfort level.
All these challenges will make you well understand the world and people. Make you grow and help you become a better person – just a couple more reasons to travel alone.
Boosts Your Confidence
There is nothing like a solo adventure to boost your confidence and remind yourself how strong and capable you are. From making important decisions to interacting with different people during your venture, all these challenges will make you even more confident and self-assured.
Traveling with others you’ll find fun and friendship, but traveling alone you might find yourself!
When you discover the beautiful places of this great world, you eventually start thinking who you are, what you care about, what is your purpose, priorities, and passions.
It’s the best way to get a journey into yourself. Being alone will give you ample time for self-discovery. You can get rid of any act you put on for others, and you can bare your soul. You and your soul can then figure out what matters to you in life. As with any other adventure.
While there are lots of reaosns to travel alone, our friend from “Travel to Recovery” has written a great blog about the Disadvantages to Travelling Alone!
When you’re traveling alone, you’re all by yourself. We have heard that when you throw yourself into the deep end, you have two options: you either sink or swim.
Same is the case when you’re alone out there. There is no one to depend on except for yourself. You make your own decisions and figure out everything on your own. From carrying heavy bags, booking all transport/ accommodation to navigating through new places, you just have to rely on your instinct. It gives you a great sense of achievement and boosts your confidence.
“As you travel solo, it is inevitable that you will discover how capable you truly are.”
So now that you have just a couple reasons to travel alone, get ready to explore yourself and the beautiful world out there. Whenever you plan a trip, it’s important to do your research and travel safely. Beyond that, pack your bag, get your comfortable shoes and explore! The world is waiting!
Shawn Michaels is a blogger who loves to write about his outdoor experiences. He is also a passionate rock climber and loves traveling. Currently, he is studying and spends his free time reading reviews and gear shopping! He regularly blogs at Thesmartlad.com.