I don’t mean all the time, but you might try it at least once. I’ve done it quite a few times. It’s much easier than you think and it’s a life experience. Of course my post doesn’t mean that I’m against travelling with friends or your other half, but alone it’s something different. Here I’m listing some reasons why you should travel solo, at least once in your life.
1. Travel Arrangements are easier
Think about how many times you wished to travel with friends, family etc and had to organize everyone together so that your schedules, budget and interests matched with each others. When you plan to travel alone you just book your travel based on your own needs and budget anytime you want.
2. Enjoy time with YOU
We all need some time to spend on our own and travelling is a good opportunity to reflect on your character and see that you can have fun without relying on others. Most of all you will discover that you are independent and this will boost your confidence.
3. You make your plans
Travelling on your own will allow you to plan your trip according to your wishes and be spontaneous any time you wish. You don’t have to rely on others to decide where to go or what you’ll be having for lunch/dinner. Instead, you will do whatever you wish. You decide what you’ll see, how much time you will spend at each place, what you are going to eat, when you’re getting up and when you’re going to sleep.
4. You meet new people
With English being the universal language you won’t have many issues communicating with people. Of course you don’t have to make new friendships or talk to strangers if you don’t wish to. But it’s easier to meet new people, tourists or locals, and find out things about places which are not written down in the tourist guides.
5. You have time to document your experiences
When travelling on your own you’ll have more time to dedicate on things you like and document your experiences by taking pictures or notes. If you’re the person who likes to write down their experiences then it’s the best time to do it – when you’re on your own.
6. Spend your money wisely
It’s the best way to stay within your budget. Believe me, I tent to spend less money when I travel on my own, especially on food and I prefer to walk instead or taking a taxi or other transportation. You can also decide where you are staying e.g. you might prefer a cheap accommodation solution instead of an expensive hotel.
Have you travelled alone? Do you have any extra tips or reasons? Please comment.