While traveling with other people can be a great experience, today I’m going to list some of the benefits of solo travel.
#1 It boosts confidence (You can see what you’re really capable of when you travel solo)
#2 You get to choose when and where you get to go
#3 You have the space and time to think and reflect
#4 You can work on an art project while traveling
#5 You can be more flexible when you’re traveling alone
#6 It’s a form of self-care
#7 You can get to know yourself more
#8 You experience the feeling of true freedom
#9 You can meet and talk to people you might not have met if you were traveling with others
#10 It’s a perfect opportunity for personal growth
It sounds an excellent way to relax.
Yes it really is. :).
Love this- and so true!
I have to admit I have not done much substantial traveling all alone, I mean I have never taken a long trip somewhere by myself, but I think your 10 reasons make a lot of sense.
It’s wonderful. Assuming the place you’re going to is fairly safe.
This post is exactly why I’ve been working on getting a van and going to start van life part time.
Ooh cool! I would love to do that one time and just tour around the beautiful parts of the country. 🙂 It would be so dreamy – and if you could work a remote job it would be the best.
I’m getting my bachelor’s in graphic design, so hopefully.🙂
That’s perfect. 🙂 I hope you get lots of work.
Lots of reasons on your list for why I take solo hikes and solo weekends every now and then. There are moments during those trips where I feel a loneliness that is sooooo deep, but the benefits of solo trips far outweigh that feeling.
How interesting. Loneliness is something I rarely feel, but when it happens it’s when I’m around certain people. 😂 At least you enjoy the benefits of a solo hike.
Yes. I get the loneliness feeling when I’m at parties. In a room full of people, I can feel utterly alone.
When I’m on my solo trips, it typically happens when I’m on hikes. In the mountains or wherever. I come across something and I want to share it with somebody but there’s nobody to share it with. And in those moments, profound loneliness hits me. And then it passes and I’m good.
I’m sorry to hear that. I’m glad those feelings pass though. I always prefer lone hikes as I enjoy them more in silence. If I’m going to be with someone I’d rather do something in the city.
Oh, I love my solo hikes. And that loneliness … to be honest, it’s a part of the experience for me.
That’s cool. I’m glad you love them
Agree completely and on all counts!
Heartening to hear it from you … like you’re reading our minds and giving voice to our sentiments 🙂 Many of us “solos” are looked at oddly. Glad to see our independence and companionship with our deep selves so affirmed!
I’m glad to hear this resonated with you, Lisa. 🖤
True. Solitude has its benefits, even in travel.
There are so many places that I wanted to visit. I was waiting for the right person to go with but this year I decided to stop waiting. I’ve started saving to visit these places. I’m scared but excited!!
That’s so amazing. Good for you! 🌞😊 It’s nice you can go where you want and maybe one day you can travel again with the right one.