Why I love Solo Travel

I think solo travel is probably the best gift you could ever give to yourself. And it still surprises me when I receive mixed reactions when someone asks me, “Who are you going with?” “Oh, just me”. I’ve heard it all but I think as you get older, the more self assurance you have, the less you have to explain yourself. It’s just what I enjoy doing. πŸ™‚ Simple as that. It’s not for everybody and that’s fine.

Realistically, all my favorite travel buddies may not have the budget or the time to go away. Of course, I love sharing experiences with others and it would be wonderful to have a friend come along. I also don’t think you should not go on trips when given the opportunity just because other people aren’t available to join. Life is too short to miss out on these precious experiences. As much as I enjoy traveling with friends, I’ve gained so much by going through all these things solo.

The freedom you have is amazing. There’s nothing like it. You can do whatever you want whenever you want. You are the master of your domain. You can alter your destinations however you please. This also means no compromising. πŸ™‚

The entire experience is liberating. You gain such confidence from knowing you can handle yourself in various situations even if you’re alone in a foreign country and don’t speak the language. You got this. You learn more about yourself. You get a chance to be extremely resourceful  in various situations.

Luckily, there’s normally friendly people who want to help. Travelling has taught me how similar all people are -not how different. If you are alone, it’s easier to make new friends and meet people. When traveling with friends I never get approached but alone I connect with other travelers and locals. You come across as more open to it if you’re alone and that is one of my favorite things to experience.




27 thoughts on “Why I love Solo Travel

  1. I totally agree with you, solo traveling can be amazing! I’ve taken group trips and solo ones and as much as I liked being with my friends its annoying when you dont end up doing something you really wanted! great post πŸ™‚ CJ

  2. I support you totally. I love living in a world where young women can and will travel alone. (Believe me this is only recent and not possible everywhere) And I do see it increasingly in blogs.
    The flexibility is amazing. I am going solo to Paris this summer and sooo look forward to it. πŸ™‚ Bon voyage.

  3. closed minded, scared person: “Why do you go places by yourself? That’s no fun!”
    serious (and self-assured) traveler: “The food still tastes the same and the sights still look the same!”

  4. Looks like the Amalfi Coast in your picture…my wife and I just went there, such an incredible place!

  5. I’m going out of the country for the very first time all by myself and people are so discomforted by my plan to go alone (even though I will be staying with a host family). It’s great to hear someone’s got the idea!!

    1. It’s becoming more & more common and I’m sure you have a great head on your shoulders. Maybe after the first trip they won’t worry so much! Mine was apprehensive at first but the more confidence I’ve gained from the experience of traveling the less they worry now

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