I often get told that i am crazy for even thinking of travelling alone. Family and friends think that it is unsafe for me to travel alone, that I’d be bored without someone to talk to and that I’d probably get lost and be a victim of crime.
Thankfully, none of that has happened and i always end up having a great time- alone. Exploring, doing new things and living life!
Here is why you should try it:
1. You can live on your own schedule
There’s no need to worry about when everyone plans to get up, agree on a time for meals or decide on a time to go out and then get angry when someone lags behind and you lose time. You are the boss. If you want to sleep in, stay out late, or grab a bite on the go in lieu of a sit down meal, you can. You don’t have to live by anyone’s schedule.
2. You can go anywhere you want to
Not only do you not have to worry about other people’s schedules, you also don’t have to worry about their preferences. Traveling with friends or family means a lot of compromises. There isn’t always the time or interest in going where you want to. Going solo means you can visit anywhere that your heart desires and you don’t have to spend time doing anything you don’t want to do.
3. Solitude is nice
I’m all for good conversation and fun company but it’s nice to be alone sometimes too. When you are in a new city, there’s so much to take in: the noises, the smells, the hustle of daily life, the ladies, the architecture, and all the little things too. You are given the chance to really take in everything happening around you without the distractions of a companion.
4. It’s good to be independent
When traveling with loved ones or with tour groups, there is always someone there to help you navigate your way through a new place. It’s really great to be able to do it all on your own with no assistance. You get to see things at your own pace. Much more fun doing it this way.
5. Meet new people
It is always great to meet new people and to experience the different cultures and way of life that is very different to yours.
As you set off to enjoy a trip to wherever, take the time to consider a solo trip of your own. It may be scary and intimidating at first, as new things often are, but you’ll be surprised how relaxing and empowering it can be when out there on your own.