It seems that a number of people are too afraid to travel by themselves. I get it, I have been there. It’s a scary thing if you aren’t used to going out on your own. After your first solo trip, however, it will become an addiction! Here are some reasons you should try solo travel.
1. YOU WILL BE FORCED OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
We all tend to get wrapped up in our ordinary routines. Traveling alone forces you to get out of your comfort zone and do things you may not typically do. It can be scary at first, but ultimately it’s a super rewarding feeling!
2. NO ONE IS THERE TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO
It’s just you, the location you’re in, and the people around you. You won’t have people driving with you telling you where to go or what to do. Want to make 50 stops along Pacific Coast Highway? Do it. You have the freedom to do any and everything you want. So take advantage of it!
3. YOU WILL SOAK IN THE EXPERIENCES MORE
I find when I travel on my own that I get lost in the moment a little more. There are no distractions; just me and my thoughts. It’s a truly amazing feeling when you have that kind of peace and solitude. There is nothing like it.
4. YOU WILL TRY NEW THINGS
You’ll conquer fears that you didn’t know you could conquer. You will talk to people you never would have talked to in your “normal” life at home. It’s so much easier to meet others when you’re on a trip by yourself. People get curious and want to know your story. Often times, they’re helpful too.
5. TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE
You won’t have to worry about being anywhere at a certain time. You can take as long as you want getting lost in the moment. When you can take your time wandering, there isn’t a feeling much better.
What has solo travel done for you? Let us know in the comments below!