Traveling alone might be one of the scariest, anxiety giving experience ever. That is, until you do it.
You can think of hundreds of reason why you shouldn’t do it: what if you get lost, what if you get bored, what if something bad happens to you. But instead of looking at all these ‘negative’ aspects of solo-traveling, what if you take a look at all the positive things that come out if it.
1.You get to meet tons of new people
When you travel alone you don’t have any choice but to interact with the people around you. Whether you ask for directions or just meet another fellow solo traveler, you have to talk to people. When you go with your friends you don’t really get to do that because you are always together with your group so you have them to talk to.
2.You get to do what you want whenever you want.
When you’re with other people you all have to decide for what places to visit or where you should go and eat, as a group. If you travel alone there’s no one telling you what to do and where to go. You can enjoy all the things you want to without stressing about others.
3.You get out of your comfort zone
Whether you want to admit it or not, is more comfortable to travel together with someone else because if something goes wrong you know you are not alone. Whilst traveling solo is all about taking risks and doing things you wouldn’t normally do if you were to travel with your friends.
4.You get to know yourself
When you’re traveling alone you push yourself so much that you learn what your limits are, what your strengths are. And who knows, you might even surprise yourself with how much of a risk taker you are.
5.You learn how to stay within a budget
Traveling alone makes you be more careful with how you spend your money. You make your budget without thinking about anyone but yourself, so you can spend your money on whatever you want.
Now, I’m not saying that everyone is going to love traveling alone, but I think it’s fair to say that this is something you should do at least one in your lifetime and whether you’ll love it or you’ll hate it, you will definitely have something to talk about once you get back.
What do you think about traveling alone?