It’s a scary and daunting thought to travel all alone. When you have a travel buddy or a group with you, you can go through the good times and the bad times together, however travelling alone is something you should try at least once in your life!
Here are 5 reasons why its 100% worth it to travel alone…
1. You get to make all the decisions yourself
You don’t have to stress about ruining someone else’s trip or visiting places you really don’t want to go. Selfishly decide what YOU want to do and do it – it’s a great feeling!
2. It’s challenging, but rewarding
It’s scary at first, but taking that step outside your comfort zone and challenging yourself will make you a better, stronger person. Test your abilities and you’ll discover new exciting things about the world and about yourself!
3. You’ll make new friends along the way
Traveling with friends or family means you always have someone to chat and laugh with, however when you travel alone you’ll almost be forced to get to know the locals. Speak up at the local pub or the hostel you’re staying at and you could create new, amazing friendships.
4. There’s no need to look flawless
You’re alone so there is no one to compete with. If you want to dress up, then dress up, but you’ll be doing it for yourself rather than for someone else. On the other hand, if you feel comfortable wearing the same shirt for three days, no one is going to know.
5. It’ll instil confidence and independence
One of the best reasons to travel alone is that it allows you to become confident and independent in a way that you never knew you could. Some of us find sitting in a café, eating breakfast alone to be extremely uncomfortable and daunting, but once you’ve travelled alone you’ll have the confidence to handle anything that gets thrown your way.
Whether it’s getting to do whatever you like, making new friends across the globe or just proving that you are capable – travelling alone is 100% worth it and everyone should do it at least once!