While it is a wonderful experience to travel with family and friends there is something special about travelling alone.
Solo travel is your very own adventure that can be one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do in your life. Whether you are single, in a relationship, introverted or extroverted travelling alone is for you!
Meet New People
The key to meeting new people is to keep an open mind while keeping safety in mind, especially when in unfamiliar land. When you travel with family and friends, while it is a lot of fun, it is difficult to interact outside your group of familiar faces. Travelling alone can be a great opportunity to engage with the locals and make new friends. Whether you have an extroverted or introverted nature you will see yourself reaching out more to socialise with others. The interactions you will make as a solo traveller will be deep and fulfilling as you appreciate the company of others more. Book yourself onto a tour with a group of fellow solo travellers where you can all share your experiences.
Time for Reflection
Take some important ‘me-time’ and go on your own adventure. It can be difficult for us to slow down in our fast paced lives. Travelling alone can be a great opportunity to de-stress and rediscover the true you. Travelling alone encourages you to engage in new activities in new places, and gives you time to both think, reflect and perhaps break some bad habits.
When there is more than one person traveling, you must be considerate of one another and willing to compromise throughout your holiday. This can work out well, but sometimes if things don’t go to plan the entire trip can be ruined. As a solo traveller you decide what your schedule is and what is on that day’s agenda. While travelling alone you avoid possibilities of drama and gain a great sense of liberation.
Travelling alone is empowering
A successful solo holiday can inspire you in all aspects of your life. Traveling alone may seem daunting at first. We fear the unknown and are sometimes terrified of trying something new. Traveling alone challenges your fears and insecurities. You will gain a great sense of achievement once you have completed your own journey and this feeling of empowerment with stay with. Our fear exists for our own protection but we must not let it control us. Challenging yourself and travelling alone is a great first step to never letting fear hold you back in life.
Is there something you have wanted to try that no one is willing to do with you? Maybe you have dreamt of climbing the Himalayas in India, snorkelling in Thailand or even simply eating the local burritos in Mexico. Sometimes, whether you are single or not, you may find yourself unable to find a travel partner who is free to willing to go on this adventure with you. Don’t sacrifice your dreams when you’re perfectly capable of doing them alone. There is no time like the present, don’t wait around for a travel partner, pack your bags and go!
Plan your next trip as a solo traveller. Go somewhere new, try something adventurous and face your fears! Book an appointment at a TMB Clinic to find out more about your destination and any vaccinations you may need.