Travelling with a group of friends or family is fun because you can use the moment to bond and strengthen your relationships. However, it is also fun to do it alone. Travelling solo is considered safe and you must consider doing it at least once your lifetime. There are many benefits you can get from travelling solo. And even though it can be scary at first, it is such a liberating experience.
The beauty of solo travel
Travelling on your own can be scary for some people. Many people are still reluctant to do it especially because they feel like they will be exposed in such unfamiliar place and surrounded by strangers. Instead of focusing the negative thoughts, you have to consider the positive sides too. And here are the reasons why solo travel can be a life-changing experience for you:
No one else to worry about
When you travel with a company, you need to be more considerate before making decision such as where to book hotel, what to eat for the day, where to visit, etc. Meanwhile, you can just go however you want when you travel alone. Even if you want to make a last-minute decision then you can just go for it because you don’t have to worry about anyone else. That is also the reason why solo travel feels more liberating because you can feel more the sense of freedom.
Opportunity to self-reflect
A solo travel is also a good experience for you to have a moment for self-reflection. This is a bit hard to do when you keep being surrounded by many people. Sometimes, a moment alone can give you higher quality time for self-reflection, making you able to recognize yourself better. It also allows you to discover things you may have never known before. It also allows you to open up more to meet new people, and making you more confident to be yourself.
Solo travel promotes self-care and self-confidence. It allows you to do things your way without having to worry about other people’s opinion for once. You don’t have to be someone else just to feel wanted or appreciated. By travelling solo, you can learn how to appreciate yourself more, giving yourself chance to build confidence and courage. You can also focus on yourself by choosing someplace luxurious to stay at during the trip for example. It is fine to indulge yourself because you deserve it.
Developing your social skills
When travel in group, people who are more extroverts tend to take over many social interactions such as asking to strangers, ordering foods, etc. Meanwhile, travel solo will leave you with no choice but do it yourself. It can help develop your social skills because you will have to do everything by yourself. You will gain more confidence to do it when you keep practicing. Use this chance to meet new people, have more friends, and add more connections. Who knows maybe you will find true best friends from the trip.