There is often a stigma attached to doing things alone. Our first reaction to seeing someone eating alone at a restaurant or sitting by him or herself at the movie theater is that he or she didn’t have anyone to go with. We feel sympathy for them, pity, even.
It should not be that way. A lot of people actually prefer to do things solo.
When it comes to traveling solo so many people balk at the very idea. They think it is dangerous and that they would be lonely. I beg to differ.
I traveled solo through SE Asia in march-may 2017 and it was an amazing experience. You learn so much about yourself and you WILL meet people.
5 Reasons To Travel Solo
You can do what you want to do, when you want to do it
If you’re traveling in a group, everyone has their own opinions, tastes and preferences. Although you might want to go hiking up a mountain, others in a group might not. Travel alone and you won’t have to deal with this problem. Your free to go or stay.
You will be forced out of your bubble and your comfort zone
Unless you genuinely want to be by yourself at any time when on the road, you will be forced to step out of your comfort zone and open up to people you don’t know. Even if you’re the most extroverted person in the world, you’ll find when travelling solo that you’ll talk to others much more than if you were with your friends, And you will probably make some amazing connections with those people that you talk to and do things with. You might even end up traveling with them for a week or two if that is what you both want.
You become more independent
Some people may not really like this benefit of solo travel. But, when you’re traveling alone, you’re truly on your own. You have to make decisions on where to go, and what to eat and how to get from place to place. This decision making ability comes home with you and should benefit you even when you are not traveling. You get to be you!
You can be more spontaneous
Doing things at the drop of a hat when you’re in a group is difficult (even trying to go out after making a plan is difficult) . Even if some of your travel companions might be up for what you want to do, others won’t, which could result in you not doing what it was you wanted to do. Solo travel removes this problem. Do what you want to do when you want to do it. Your free.
You become more observant
Normally, on trips, you spend a lot of time conversing with your travel companions and put your attention on them. Without the distraction of others, all of your focus is on your surroundings, as it should be. Wonderful things happen when you are free from distractions. you see things you might have missed otherwise.
*Traveling leaves you speechless but turns you into a storyteller*