10 Benefits Of Solo Travel

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

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22 comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

      • Yes. I get the loneliness feeling when Iโ€™m at parties. In a room full of people, I can feel utterly alone.

        When Iโ€™m on my solo trips, it typically happens when Iโ€™m on hikes. In the mountains or wherever. I come across something and I want to share it with somebody but thereโ€™s nobody to share it with. And in those moments, profound loneliness hits me. And then it passes and Iโ€™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.

  3. Heartening to hear it from you … like you’re reading our minds and giving voice to our sentiments ๐Ÿ™‚ Many of us “solos” are looked at oddly. Glad to see our independence and companionship with our deep selves so affirmed!

  4. 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!!

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