Many of us want to go to a distant place for a trip. However, we may not be able to find friends who could go with us. They may not have the time to go with us or they may have specific financial restrictions. Even if we wait for months, there’s no guarantee that we could find friends who could go with us. Solo travel can be a quite intimidating concept. However, it is still a relatively safe thing to do. Many travellers find that solo trip has unravelled their inner adventurous side. This applies not only for men, but also women. If it is scary to travel alone, we could choose more crowded travel destination, so we could still feel the safety in numbers. After being comfortable with solo travel, we could choose to go to more obscure, less touristy areas around the world.
Solo travel offers a lot more flexibility and we are able to broaden our mind. While enjoying this activity, we are able to live our lives day by day. When travelling in groups, we are often pressured to follow others’ plans and do many compromises. Solo travel allows us do things in our own pace. The excitement and anticipation to go to specific areas alone may never cease to amaze us. In this case, we should know why we should go solo. When we travel in groups, we often find that many times we actually want to be alone. Solo travel seems to allow us know what makes us tick. We should be able to overcome our fears and we will be able to know what make us happy. By staying silent and observing our surrounding, we often have time to contemplate our lives and re-think everything about our lives.
In fact, solo travel may feel like a meditative practice and we could go deep into our thought for hours in a bus ride or at a beachfront. Many people choose to travel light and they could try to become more self sufficient. They could purchase local clothing or buy local foods. It can be quite amazing how we could be so resourceful when travelling along in different countries. We will soon realize our personal capability and we could be more confident when we reach home. When we come back home, we often have a new perspective on our live and the world in general. Solo travellers could better learn local languages and interact with local more easily. They will be able to engage in slower conversations and meaningful, or even a romantic, relationship can be made.
Solo travellers don’t have to follow a rigid itinerary. They could spend nearly an entire day at an impressive tourist destination and do little else. This often already gives them immense satisfaction than always being in a hurry to visit dozens of places during the entire trip. Solo travel can feel somewhat daunting for the uninitiated; however, we should be intimidated by it. The most important thing is that we could enjoy the overall feeling of freedom.