Many are afraid to travel alone. There are fears for safety, loneliness, boredom, and some are also too shy to be on themselves. But, have you considered traveling alone? There are a lot of benefits if you do these, like having the experience of going solo and exploring a place by yourself that will give you the most excellent feeling of satisfaction and achievement.
So, this is maybe the best time to make an investment in traveling, and do it by yourself. Here’s the list of why you should try going on your own and the surprising benefits you can have.
TO KNOW YOURSELF BETTER
When you travel solo, you will know what you are capable of doing. You have to decide on things yourself. You also need to overcome your fears of being solo and discover what you can do. Hence, traveling alone will give you a chance to know yourself better.
Once on your own, you will be exposed to new experiences that will unleash your side that you, yourself, haven’t seen. You will know that there is a kid inside you that always want to travel, explore, and have fun without anyone looking – without asking anyone’s consent. To a different degree, you will see yourself grow.
YOU WILL BE OUT OF THE BOX
Once you go solo, you will be out of your box – out of your comfort zone. Being in a place that you are not familiar with is a big challenge. You have to rely on yourself as you have no one to ask for help but yourself.
You have to brave being alone in a lot of ways, and it will also show what you can endure and test your patience. Once you surpass being out of the comfortable bubble of your home or being with someone that you can always rely on, you will be happy to know that you can do things by yourself. All the credits are yours alone.
IT IS MORE AFFORDABLE
Although traveling alone means that you have to pay for everything and you have no one to share or divide the bill, it is still more affordable. Why? You can stick to your budget. You are the one who will decide where and what you want to eat. If you only want to eat crackers at night, you can freely do so. No one will stop you, and you do not have to think of anyone.
This only means that you can save money, and you do not have to swipe your credit card every so often. You can also use your extra cash on other things.
YOU CAN MAKE NEW FRIENDS
Traveling solo will give you the freedom to meet new people. You will never feel awkward to make friends with the locals or fellow tourists as no one will try to tease you or make fun of you. Life Hack even noted that the locals are much more interested to know why people travel on their own.
They may even try to help you out if they know that you are alone, forming a new friendship. They may accompany you; tell you the beautiful spots in their country, or even give you food. Somehow, you can even save a little that will make your financial advisor happy.
YOU CAN CHOOSE WHERE YOU WANT TO GO
When you are traveling alone, you can choose wherever you want to go. There will be no debate where your next destination will be. You can also plan the routes you want to take and the places you want to see. Less hassle, isn’t it?
When you have to travel with a company, you have to consider if he/she wants the place that you want to go to. You have to compromise, so someone you are with will enjoy the trip, too. That is the fuss of traveling with someone. Anyhow, the only advantage of this maybe is you have someone to share the gas bill with.