Travelling has a lot of benefits in our lives; whether we travel as a group or solo. The benefits of exploring the world has no end. However, while traveling as a group has its own benefits, solo travel also has its own benefits, maybe more than traveling as a group. No feeling beats wandering away on your own. It may seem so scary to travel solo for the first time but it brings out a new person in you and makes you a better traveller.
There are many benefits of travelling solo. Here are five benefits of traveling solo you may want to consider.
YOU WILL GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOURSELF
When you travel, you are exposed to different experiences you never thought you would have. Traveling far away, leaving your family and friends behind helps you make your decision alone. You get to discover the real you; the things you are capable of doing.
YOU HAVE TIME TO REFLECT ON YOUR OWN
There’s nothing as beautiful as solo travel. You have enough time to spend with yourself, reflecting on many things. Many travelers love to travel solo because they have time to reflect on their thoughts. When you travel with your partner or with friends, most of the time, you are engaging in one conversation or the other and this doesn’t give room for perfect reflection. Solo traveling gives this opportunity without anyone interfering.
NO ONE CONTROLS YOUR SCHEDULE, BUT YOU!
When traveling with a group of friends or family, you are forced to compromise on so many things. But when you travel solo, no one chooses your next destination or activity. You are at liberty to create and plan your itinerary as you wish, to your best benefit.
IT WILL BOOST THE LEVEL OF YOUR CONFIDENCE
Most of the time, you will find yourself outside your comfort zone, tackling situations you are naturally not used to. This way, you are building up your confidence.
YOU WILL MEET NEW FRIENDS
When traveling with your partner or a group of friends, you are always together. You do not have enough time to wander away. But when you travel solo, you will be eager to meet other people you can talk to. This gives you the opportunity of meeting and making new friends (or maybe lover) easily.
Do you prefer solo or group travel? Let us know your preference in the comment section.