11 Reasons Traveling Solo Is the Best Way to Travel
Traveling solo is something that everyone should do at least once. We all deserve to be selfish sometimes — it's what keeps us sane! And being selfish means going exactly where you want to go and doing exactly what you want to do without worrying about anyone else's opinion or schedule. You want to take a break from your life to have adventures, try new things, and rediscover yourself on your own terms.
You can go to the same destination with your friends or family and it wouldn't be the same experience if you went by yourself. Yes, it may seem scary at first, but we should all accept the challenge, step outside our comfort zones, and go for it. Those are usually the things that end up being so, so worth it, right? If you aren't convinced, keep reading to see why your next trip should be a round-trip ticket for one.
You Get to Take a Break From Your Life (and Those in It)
Sometimes you have to hit pause on your life and unplug. This means switching up the scenery and taking a break from your loved ones for some much-needed time for you and you only.
You Make New Friends
On every solo trip I've taken, I've made some great friends who I still keep in touch with. Have an open mind and you never know who you'll meet!
You Rediscover Yourself
Taking a new adventure solo forces you to rediscover yourself and be in constant conversation with that voice in your head. Listen to your thoughts, dive deep into what you like and enjoy, and always go with your gut.
You Get to Do Everything You Actually Want to Do
One of the most logical benefits of traveling solo is that you get to do everything you want to do and nothing that you don't want to do. You're completely in charge of the itinerary, unlike during trips with friends and loved ones.
You'll Be More Confident
You might not realize this right away, but traveling solo builds your confidence tremendously. You don't have your friends or family to depend on, and that pushes you to rise to the occasion.
No One Can Judge You
No one is around to judge you or sway your decisions. Go crazy! Be as adventurous as your heart desires — no one's watching.
You Get to Enjoy the Freedom
There's something empowering about traveling thousands of miles away by yourself. It's the feeling of being completely in control of your life, and it's awesome.
There’s No Drama
There's no arguing about where you're going to eat dinner or what sites you're going to see. The only person you have to worry about is yourself, and it's OK to be 100 percent selfish.
You Get a Deeper Connection to Your Surroundings
There's less distractions and less conversation. You'll become immersed with your surroundings and have a deeper meaning of where you are.
You Learn What You're Capable Of
Whether it's hiking up a mountain, swimming with sharks, or just going to dinner by yourself, doing things that scare or intimidate you — especially by yourself — will open up your world.
There's Faster Customer Service
More times than not, solo customers get better service. Whether it's quicker service at a restaurant with solo seating or the single rider lines at an amusement park, take full advantage of all those perks.