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While traveling with friends, a partner, or family, can be fun. There are plenty of reasons people, especially women, are traveling alone. Travel can not only be easier and more satisfying but can also help you grow as a person. Keep reading to see my reasons to travel solo.
1. Scheduling is easier
It can be challenging to coordinate a trip someone else. Both of you have to schedule vacation time and look at and book flights together. Not to mention when it boils down to actually booking, some friends get flaky and back out. If you travel solo though you never have that problem. You can schedule your vacation time and book flights whenever you want!
2. You don't have to compromise
When traveling with a partner, there’s always the possibility that disagreements can arise over what to do/where to eat/how to get somewhere. Guess what? When you travel solo you get to do what to want, when you want without having to compromise your experience.
3. Your new best friend could be you.
Being alone can also be extremely healthy. Traveling alone can help you build a relationship with yourself. Have some quality ME time.While traveling you have time to reflect on yourself. you just may find out you’re pretty cool. If you rarely spend significant time alone, you may be surprised at how enjoyable it can be.
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4. Leaving your comfort zone is good for you.
Traveling solo pushes you out of your comfort zone and that’s a good thing. It makes brave and adaptable to change. You’ll learn how to handle tough situations yourself. You just may surprise yourself by how capable you are.
5. You force yourself to meet new people
Traveling alone can be a wonderful way to meet locals and make new friends. There are often many people traveling alone in hostels and many are open to chatting. When you travel alone you are taking responsibility to be the one to put yourself out there to meet people. Check out these tips for making friends in a hostel. The key is to keep an open mind while keeping safety in mind. Check out these safety tips for solo female travelers.
6. It’s not as scary as you think.
Chances are, your destination is no more dangerous than your hometown. Keep up to date on travel alerts and be sure to do your research and you should be fine. Want some safety tips? Check out this list.
7. It’s empowering
“As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, it’s inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are…” – unknown
You are totally responsible for yourself when you are traveling. That can be scary but once you take the plunge and get over your fears, you’ll feel a sense of empowerment. A successful solo trip can even inspire you to take on, even more, things in your everyday life you’ve been afraid to try.