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I often hear discouragement either from a colleague, friend or family when they hear me saying – “I’m travelling solo or I’m doing it alone”. They always respond with that surprised look and say really? It’s no fun? You will not enjoy? You are just wasting your time? It’s not safe? Urgh… bla..bla..bla..
Sorry, I don’t listen to them, most of the time I even convince them to try it on their own. Why not? If you haven’t done it before, do it now it’s not yet too late. 😉
Freedom – from work, from your family, from your friends, partner or anyone. Freeing yourself from stress and worries. You can do anything and everything you want without someone having to care about. Freedom to get lost in a new city by yourself and discover hidden alleys and surprise yourself with beautiful hidden parks. Freedom to take your time and embrace your independence. And freeing yourself from conflicts, tensions and burdens.
Perfect getaway for yourself – You will definitely love planning your own trip without having to consider someone; from adventures to food trips. No arguments and battles between rafting or big bus tour. You get to choose what you want and what you prefer at your own risk. No annoying brother, friend or partner to insist on what they want. Nobody will stand up on you because hey it’s just you.
Romance – it could either be a romance, romance or a sister or brother romance. Travelling alone doesn’t necessarily mean your alone, it means it’s your chance to get to know the country you visit and fell in love with it. Whatever it is you’ll get a chance to meet new friends and fell in love with the cities beauty and charms.
Self Confidence and Self Discovery
- Self Confidence – travelling solo itself takes a lot of confidence. To a new city or country. Decision making will get better as you have no one to rely on. It’s an eye-opening to everyone who tries. An experience you will repeat a couple of times. Why?
- Self Discovery – travelling alone will let you discover or rediscover yourself. You may not be a conversationalist in spite of, travelling alone will require you to strike a conversation first. To a local or a fellow tourist. You will see what you are capable of when you are willing to go out of your comfort zone.
I started solo travelling as a young kid within the limits of Northern Luzon, Philippines and started internationally 2013.
Yes, I know I am a neophyte when it comes to solo travelling but I guarantee the perks. The feeling of satisfaction, joy and fulfilment at the same time is unimaginable.
Currently looking forward to my next solo adventure in November ( done ) and February 2020. 🥰
Wherever you are and whatever you do, book that dream flight ticket and start your journey to travelling.
Happy Travels! Ciao!