Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel on your own? Whether you have tried it in the past or not, there are many advantages to solitude, especially when taking a trip, even if you think you are one of those who simply can’t breath when other people are not around them. It’s definitely not for everyone, and we understand why it would seem scary, especially when you are a female traveling alone, but if you have the time and the courage, you should certainly give it a try.
With summer just around the corner, we thought it would be a good time start nurturing that wanderlust of yours by showing you why traveling solo can be the most amazing adventure of your life. It’s time to pack your bags, grab a book or two and hit that road to freedom, just you and yourself.
When traveling alone, you have the freedom to choose when and where you want to go certain places, your mind is basically clear of all those outside noises. Freedom is a big part of what turns a trip to an awesome one, because it allows you to let go of your daily routine life and just live it like you never would back home. Your thoughts and mind will flow more freely and will get a real break, the break that you deserve.
You’ll have a better chance at ‘living in the moment’ and be spontaneous because you won’t have to take anyone else into consideration. In fact, you can even take it a step further, and decide not to connect with the outside world for a few hours a day, for instance. That way you could reflect on everything you have going on in the purest way possible. Live in the moment and experience those places like you want to.
Traveling alone, whether you realize it now or not, will really push yourself to grow as a person. You’ll encounter the most uncomfortable situations, and you’ll have no one but yourself to count on. And you know what, sometimes we know best, we just have society in the way that makes us doubt our actions sometimes. Step outside of your comfort zone and be inspired by everything around you. Basically, get comfy with the thought of being uncomfortable, you will do yourself a big favor.
As mentioned before, freedom is priceless when traveling. Sure, going on a trip with a bunch of friends, whether it’s a festival, a camping trip or a city tour, can be fun. However, you usually live off someone else’s schedule and synchronizing your plans and expectations can be a hard task. Well guess what? When you travel alone, you’re on your own time zone. You can wake up for coffee whenever you want, take a nap at any time of the day and decide if you want to rush things or take your time.
Every good trip also comes to an end eventually. You pretty much pack all your belongings and unpack your memories when you return home. When you travel with another person (family, partner, roomie or your BFF) you go back home with those shared memories and all you can do is reminisce together. When you travel solo, you get to tell your story in your own imaginative way. In addition, after spending so much time alone, you will probably miss the closes people to you more than you think, which is always a good thing in any kind of a relationship. You will come home more complete and understanding of them, and of yourself.