Travelling alone may seem daunting, but if you give it a chance it may just become your favorite style of travel. If you’re an independent, adventurous soul it’s worth taking at least one solo trip in your life. It will give you a confidence boost, plenty of memories, but most importantly absolute freedom!
You don’t have to rely on anyone
This means you can plan out (or not plan out) your trip exactly as you want it. You’ll never have to wait around for anyone or go to places you don’t want to go. A lot of people don’t travel to places they want to because they don’t have a travel buddy, so break the cycle!
You’ll be more spontaneous
There will be no one to talk you out of anything, so you’ll be more likely to wander down that street/into that shop/talk to that good-looking stranger in the cafe. You’ll end up doing things you wouldn’t have done with a travel companion.
There will be no “where should we eat?” debates
You’ll be the master of your vacation diet, which means you can eat anything you want, whenever you want. And there will be zero judgement.
You can really meet the locals
When you’re travelling with someone, chances are you’re probably not interacting much with the other people around you except for servers and cashiers. When you’re alone, you’ll be more likely to strike up conversations with different people. Who knows, you might make some life-long friends or even meet the love of your life!
You can be yourself completely
Solo travel is the ultimate me-time. It’s so much different and better than just spending a chill night in at home. You’ll be in a city where nobody knows you. It’s the perfect time to do you! You can explore how you like, treat yourself how you like, do everything how you like essentially. You’ll end up learning a lot about yourself, and you’ll feel more comfortable being alone in general.
It’s a positive challenge for yourself
Going to a different country on your own is a big deal! If you can successfully do it, you can do anything (or at least it will feel like it). You’ll learn how to deal with complications, language barriers, getting directions, and all the other joys of travel on your own. This will definitely come in handy in other areas.