Why You Should Travel Solo
Travelling alone was one of the best decision I’ve ever done in my life. Nothing has ever influenced me and changed my personality so much in such a short time.
Here are my top 5 reasons why you should do it too!
You’ll meet amazing people
While it might be fun to travel with a friend or with a group, travelling alone can be one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever do because of the amazing people that you’ll meet.
When you travel with friends or with a partner, we tend to limit ourselves to that group of friendly faces. Of course that you’ll also find and talk to different people even if you’re with a group, but the connections and interactions won’t be so deep and satisfactory comparing to when you’re out there alone
If you’re solo, you’ll have a lot more desire to meet travel partners, interact with other people, and force yourself into social environments so you won’t be alone all the time.
The Sense of Freedom
While you’re out there meeting people and having awesome experiences, you’ll probably interact with other travellers that’ll make you change your current plans. You’ll hear about an awesome beach, the opportunity to try an extreme sport, a beautiful view in the mountains, whatever. Things that you feel that you can’t miss. And those are usually the best experiences you have. The unexpected, the things that aren’t planned.
When you’re travelling alone, you open up to change and welcome it with open arms.
But the best thing about it is that you can do whatever you want. You don’t have to wait for anyone, you don’t have to go somewhere that you’re not that into, you don’t have to waste time convincing someone to go where you want. You just go at your own pace where you want. Total Freedom.
It’s the best way to change and reinvent yourself
Ever wondered why so many people say that travel has changed their lives? That they come back as a different person?
Although some people go a week to a fancy resort and say this just because it sounds cool, Travel is indeed one of the best ways to redefine your personality and character.
This quote explains it perfectly:
“Our parents don’t see us as we are — they see the kid they remember. Our friends don’t see us as we are — they see the friend they remember. Only a stranger met on your travels sees you as you truly are right now.”
Back home you’re stuck. Your friends and family are so used to your standard behavior, that when you try to change and break those patterns they refuse to accept it. They don’t do it on purpose, but they’ll make you believe that you’re a certain way and you’ll always be like that.
You’re used to having a certain type of behavior around your friends and family. And if you stay in the same environment forever, change will be very difficult or even impossible.
For example, if you’re family remembers you as a shy person, around them you’ll always be shy.
So, what’s the solution?
Go Travel Solo!
You’ll learn other languages faster
If one of the goals of your journey is to learn a new language, there’s no better way to do it than by traveling solo. When traveling with friends from your country, you’ll be talking in your native language all the time. But when you’re by yourself, you don’t have the option.
Time to Stop
If you’re having a stressful time back home, you’re sick of studying or you’re feeling that you’re working too much, travelling alone is a great way to have some time just for yourself and get away from everything.
You learn to stay extra-vigilant.
Nobody’s going to be taking care of you when you’re traveling solo. You can have to be your own eyes and ears when it comes to avoiding dangerous situations. You’ll learn to be more aware of your own surrounding and take the necessary precautions.
You have time for yourself and to think
You can finally disconnect yourself from the world.
Turn off your smartphone, stop checking your e-mail for a few days. Your mind is going to be so distracted with all the new things going on around you that you’ll forgot about most of your problems and responsibilities.