A lot of people prefer to travel in the company of other people, whether is a matter of security, or just companionship, but there is a smaller number who prefer solo traveling. One thing for sure, people who have tried the solo trip at least once, in their lives, describe it as an almost religious experience. Solo travel gives you the chance to indulge yourself fully.
Traveling is meant to challenge our perceptions and help us make connections with people from all around the world. Not only will solo travel help you learn about a new country with open eyes and ears, but your new friends will help you learn about the customs of the people too.
All you need is to trust yourself, if it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. But here we’re going to give you some reasons why is totally worth packing that backpack and just go wherever your feet take you.
1. Unrestricted Planning
It is more difficult to coordinate your trip with other people. Probably you want to spend time in a museum, but they want to go shopping in big malls. The advantage of being on your own is that everything is in your hands, wherever you want to go or do.
When you’re traveling with other people, you’re forced to spend most of the time with them everywhere you go. You’re less likely to wander away from the group and meet locals and make new friends. A solo traveler meets so many new people regardless of their destination because they are forced to move out of their comfort zone and make new friends.
Stepping away from the familiar, can force you to do things you might never have contemplated before. When you are traveling on your own, it is up to you to make difficult decisions pertaining to any faced challenges. This is ultimately and inevitably going to help you grow as a person
4. You’re less likely to feel stressed out
When you’re traveling with a group of people you’ve known for a long time, it is common for the old routines and group dynamics to creep up on you. But not when you’re traveling alone. The only drama you will face, is the one you’re willing to cause by yourself.
All of us have those friends who accept nothing but 5-star hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants. Everyone wants that luxury every now and then, but if you’re trying to be on the road for longer sometimes is better to travel for less.