Discover the real you- Solo travel represents freedom, independence, and of course wanderlust. Solo travel gives you a chance to listen to your gut and control what direction you want to head. It allows you to reflect on your decisions and discover more about what makes you, you. Spending even a minimal time in solitude will allow you to embark on an inward journey of self-discovery.
Master the art of being independent – Once you step out and start exploring the world, you will want to see it all. While you’re at the conquering the world (well, catching the right train anyway), you will invariably learn to solely depend upon yourself and yourself only. While that may not mean you can suddenly change a tire if the situation calls for it, you will now be well-equipped to deal with such situations in a sound manner… even if it just means your patience is forever intact. You’re used to being alone with your own thoughts for days and weeks at a time, you’re used to making do with what you have, and you’re used to making decisions for yourself.
Acquire knowledge and gain confidence- You’ll learn to step up and tackle problems head-on, using creativity and experience gained while doing the same on your solo travels. Solo travel will not only help you gain self-confidence ‘back in the real world’, it will leave you to feel more confident than you ever thought capable. You will walk to the beat of your own drum because you have seen the world, conquered challenges on your own, and learned to rely on yourself and yourself only. There are the obvious ways you will educate yourself…. language, culture, tradition, cuisine…. you name it. Everything will be different and exciting and new. You will learn to live in a world completely different to what you know.
Eat the world- You’ll develop an understanding and affinity for the cultures and people you encounter as they enrich your experience and help you along the way.
Meet new people and make new friends- A solo trip is never really spent completely in solitude because you will meet other travelers just like yourself. You will share stories and realize how much you all have in common and you’ll realize, you’re not ever really alone at all. Traveling is an addiction in and of itself. But the freedom you get when you travel solo is just different. From going at your own pace and not feeling guilty about it, to the strength and confidence you discover within yourself. It’s a peaceful and calming experience you’ll likely to want to experience over and over again.