Friday, 10 April 2015

Why travelling alone is worth it

Travelling alone can seem like a scary and daunting idea. When you have a buddy to travel with you to remember the good times and get through the bad times together it’s great, but there are a few advantages to travelling alone that make it worth a try at least once in your life!

*You get to make all the decisions*
When you are travelling alone, you don’t have to worry about ruining someone else’s trip or having to visit places you don’t want to go. You can act on your every whim, which is a great feeling. Traveling alone means that you can be unashamedly selfish and get the best possible experience for you!

*It challenges you*
Yes, traveling alone can be scary. It makes you step outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to do and try new things. Travelling is supposed t be about stretching yourself and discovering new things around the world and yourself! When you travel alone you will have to deal with all problems that come up on your own and it can be a true test of your abilities.

*New friends at every stop*
When you travel with friends or family you always have someone to chat to and laugh with, but this also means you don’t get to know the locals as much as you could. Traveling alone forces you to speak up in the pub or at the hostel and create new friendships with locals and other travelers.

*No need to look flawless*
Travelling alone means that there is never anyone for you to compete with, so, you don’t have to put on make-up or your best outfit just because your best friend is. If you want to dress up you can, and you can do it for yourself rather than anyone else. On the other hand, if you want to wear the same comfortable shirt for a few days in a row, no one is going to know!

*Become confident and Independent*
The best reason to travel alone is simple: traveling solo allows you to become confident and independent in ways you never knew you could be. For some people just sitting in a restaurant having breakfast alone is extremely awkward, but once you have traveled alone your confidence will go off the charts. It will leave you feeling empowered and capable of handling anything that gets thrown your way.

Whether it’s getting to do whatever you want to do and nothing you don’t, or making new friends across the globe, there are many, many reasons why everyone should travel alone at least once!

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Written By: Christine Romans

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