“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro
The idea of travelling on your own might be daunting at first but if your heart is set on it, then don’t give this opportunity a miss. You can do anything you want, the world is your oyster. Pick a place, set a budget and don’t look back! There are so many things you’ll be able to gain from this experience too. Here are 5 reasons why you should travel solo at least once.
Journey of Self-Discovery
What a better way to embark on a journey of self-discovery than by travelling solo? Being on your own in a new place allows you to listen to your heart and make your own decisions. It will give you time to reflect on things and discover about what makes you…you.
On your own, there are no rules to follow, no deadlines and no restrictions. You’ll have the freedom you desire. You can pick the place you want to go, the dates, the budget, the activities planned and what you want to eat.
Meet the Locals
When travelling with a group or following a tour, you rarely get the chance to mingle with the locals. Don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation even if there is a language barrier, people are usually helpful. Join some free English tours too, many countries have this as part of a college’s English Club.
Upon making the decision to travel alone, you’re already stepping out of your comfort zone. Look at this entire journey as a way to challenge yourself. You’ll need to think on your feet and rely on yourself to get through the day – like navigating around a city with just a map. You’re not limited by anything but your mind.
Make New Connections
It’s always cheaper to pick hostels when you’re alone. That’s not the best part though, you’ll also meet peers on the same journey as you! Exchange ideas, share about different cultures and travel tips, it’s always fun making friends from all over the world.