How many times have you planned a trip but it ends up being canceled just because your friends backed out? Traveling alone might seem a little scary at first but once you do it, you will actually prefer traveling alone, being with friends is great but often you have to put down your wished in order to go with others which can be quiet annoying.
Life is too short to wait for other, so buckle up and get out there and explore the beauty of this world.
Here are a few reasons why traveling alone is better than traveling in a group-
Do what you want on your watch.
One of the biggest benefits of traveling just by yourself is that you get to do what you want and when you want. There will be no drama of the other person, traveling with friends or family is great but often you will have to put down your own wishes and dreams to please the other person! When you travel alone there will be no such hassle. You can choose the places YOU want to visit, eat at restaurants YOU want to enjoy or just relax at your hostel or hotel room doing absolutely nothing your wish! With complete freedom and independence, it is obviously better.
Take time to know your likes and dislikes.
Traveling is something very personal. Nobody likes to do it the other person’s way and if you are under constant pressure to kill down your own wishes you will probably end up hating the trip. You might think you enjoy staying in hostels or with a group of people but once you go alone you will realize it is much more intimate and relaxing. Traveling all by yourself gives you time to indulge in activities you like and a lot of time to do so. So, take off that unnecessary pressure and go ahead for a relaxing trip to travel.
Expand your friend circle, meet new people and understand different cultures.
Are you an introvert you who likes to keep to their circle? Well, this thinking is about to change once you travel alone! Although it is important to be careful, you can meet a lot of friendly locals who will help you tour the place better. Also, you will look more approachable if you are alone rather than being in a group. It works this way, take for example you are looking to interact with someone will you try to talk to a person sitting alone in a bar or a group of people enjoying among themselves? Of course, a single person seems way more approachable and you never know where the conversation may lead. You can also get to explore more cultures which is an adventure all by itself.
Give your morale a boost with traveling just by yourself and for yourself!
Traveling solo with fill you up with confidence in ways you cannot even possibly imagine. It will teach you how to be independent and rely on your instincts and you will end up trusting yourself way more! You will be forced to step out of your comfort zone and there will be no one to credit (or blame) except yourself! It might seem difficult and frustrating at first but as the trip ends and you are home you will be glad that you went ahead for a trip all by yourself. So, do not worry if you are low on confidence right now, you will get there eventually!
It can save you a few bucks!
Indeed, traveling alone is not cheap at all, but you might find it surprising to know it is not even that expensive either. Also, while on the trip you can cut down costs as per your desire, there is no one judging you or forcing you to spend more. The money you spend will be on yourself so you won’t feel bad about splurging a little as well. Traveling alone is quite comfortable economically once you get to think of it, no more giving in to the whims and fancies of others but just having a good time with yourself.