TOP 5 REASONS TO TRAVEL SOLO
Far for being a well-seasoned traveller, I made my first solo trip in 2016 and it’s safe to say I’ve caught the travel bug ever since. I had no plans or reason to travel abroad solo, but I happen to come across some cheap air tickets on AirAsia and decided to “YOLO” it.
Below are some of the reasons to why I think travelling solo can be an amazing experience.
- You will learn how to do things alone
Very often many of us will rely on family and friends to help us with decisions and advice but
When you are Travelling alone by yourself, all of these decisions are now up to you and only you. Sure, you can get advice from people here and there but that’s an acquired skillset that you will learn when travelling alone. will force you to be independent.
- Easier to plan compared when in a group
When you’re by yourself you ultimately decide what you want to do, it’s as simple as that. You get to decide how long you would like to stay in a particular place, what you want to eat and where you want to go.
- You can be spontaneous!
When travelling solo, you will have the luxury of changing your itinerary at a flick of a switch! It’s an incredible experience to have, to be able to sit back and embrace those random and unique moments that happens throughout your journey! For example, did you just bumped into a fellow traveller who plans on going bungee jumping which happens to be on the opposite direction of a trip that you’ve plan? It’s your call to be spontaneous and reorganise your trip based on what really excites you! It’s this sort of spontaneity that will yield so much incredible adventure, plus you might even end up ticking off some items in your bucket list!
- Testing boundaries.
You will Test your boundaries! When travelling alone, you don’t have your friends around putting peer pressure on you, it’s all about you testing your comfort level and trying new activities that you would otherwise not try in the comfort of your home or around friends and family. you’re by yourself so it’s up to you, your mind and your body.
One thing that most virgin solo travellers worry about is being alone. To be completely honest, you would only be alone if you choose to isolate yourself from everyone else, or somehow ended up in the middle of a dessert. Otherwise, you can rest assured that you are bound to meet many new interesting characters during your trip especially if you happen to stay in a hostel.
Solo travelling is something I would encourage everyone to try at least once in your lifetime. If you have concerns about the food or safety, start small in your own country, but if you are bold and adventurous, there are many countries out there that will definitely cater to your needs. The memories and relationship you are bound to make will be priceless and cherished for the rest of your lifetime.