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.

restaurant, hands, people

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.

food, salad, restaurant

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.

mountains, nature, sky

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.

mountains, person, girl

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.

notes, business, money

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?

Alex D.



  1. Mama

    After reading this it becomes clear that even just traveling with one other person allows you to be in a cocoon that could keep you from being exposed to SO. MUCH. of the place you are visiting. And now I’m reading through the rest of it and ACHING to travel alone just for the experience. Thanks for this!

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  2. mooremisadventures

    There is great power in traveling alone and it is one of my favorite ways to do it. For me, I love to have a balance and meet up with friends during my trips and also go alone to other places. I think it’s something everyone should do at least once in their life.

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