Travelling means seeing new places, feeling alive again into a new world to explore, to feel, to soak in.
Most of us are travel-junkies at heart, we conjure up images of far off places and breathtaking escapes. We sigh through images of foreign locations and long to be there.
Why Is It Good To Travel Alone
Firstly, It is not easy, we really do get it, especially if you are not used to travelling all by yourself. So what we are asking you to do is begin by taking baby steps.
Here you Go.
Go on a weekend trip alone. See how that feels.
Then maybe, take off for a week all by yourself.
You will find that once you’re over your initial apprehensions, it is not as bad as it seems. In fact, you may even like it.
So why should we not be sacrificing our travel times because there is no one on the horizon to go with? Here is why.
You Are The Boss.
Oh, yeah. So you wake up on the first morning of your trip, right, and you do not really want to be rushing out the door and into a tourist bus packed with people who all want to go and see the magnificent something or the other... guess what?
You do not have to! Why?
That is right. You are the boss. You decide what you want to do, you decide what you want to see, you decide when to go where, and you also decide what you want to skip. Oh, the joys of being alone and doing what you want.
Do What You Want When You Want
We've all travelled in a crew ethereal was a whole lot of asking around
‘what do you want to do?’, ‘I do not know, what do you want to do?
So much precious time was spent in this back and forth exchange that you ended up missing out on many places that you would have liked to see.
How about all those places that you had to give a miss because someone else had circled in some others that they just had to see? You see where we are going with this? You get to plan exactly what you want to see and when you want to see it. Getting the most of a trip, now who would not want that?
Getting All Responsible And Everything
Does traveling alone really make you responsible.
You know that you are going to have to take care of yourself.
You know there is going to be no one to run to for every single thing.
And since you are going to do everything for yourself, and you might as well do a swell job of it.
And you know what this will do?
You will end up learning so much, taking care of accommodation, learning how to navigate a map, learning the ropes of public transport ... you are going to be filled with a deluge of experiences.
How about that?
Here’s To Meeting New People
Travelling alone gives you the opportunity to meet new friends and experience new things. I mean, why would you when you have all the people (friends) you need right there with you?
But when you are alone, there are going to be times when you will find yourself with completely new people.
E.g sitting beside someone on the bus, or sharing a table at a restaurant. And just like that, you will get an insight into their lives and their stories.
Learning To Reflect
It is during times like these when you are by yourself and you have all the time in the world, that you can listen to what you are trying to tell yourself.
There are no side distractions of any sort, there are no droning noises vying for your attention. This is when life’s answers come to you. You get clarity about what you want to do, what drives you, what you want in life. All you have to do is listen. How does it happen when you are alone and not with someone else, you ask? It just does.
Let Us Take Home Some Memories
And finally, my friend, the main reason why you should travel alone for the memories.
The experiences you take back when you travel with company and the things you take back when you travel alone are so different.
The experiences and the thoughts in your head and the things you are thinking about... anything and everything takes on a whole different meaning.
How about that time when you decided to miss the tourist bus, and you stumbled upon a lovely local lady who showed you around town? Uh-huh you see what am saying
How about when you went for an amazing selfie atop the highest peak and you were graced by that mountain goat? Memories!!!!!
We both love these experiences.... Right?