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. 🙂 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. 🙂
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.