Perks of Travelling Solo!

31st Jan 2017
Photo of Perks of Travelling Solo! by Nikhil Sharma

There's plenty of benefits to traveling solo.

It’s The Ultimate Freedom

You do what you want when you want, whatever you want, wherever you want, whoever you want…well, that’ll take some work. But you know what I mean. It’s all about you and nobody but you. No comprises. No drama. No Regrets. A master of your own destiny.

You only have to plan for you

Traveling solo, you only have to worry about your own agenda and you don’t have to work around anybody else’s schedule. That means you can be more spontaneous and be more flexible. It can be a challenge to coordinate with others and if their agenda doesn’t match yours, you’ll have to do things that are not necessarily what you want to do to be considerate. When you travel alone, you are not obligated to please anyone but yourself.

It’s easier to meet new people

If you’re an extrovert, traveling alone should be easy for you to meet locals and make new friends. But if you’re an introvert like me, you’re forced to come out of your comfort zone when you travel alone. You’re likely to approach and talk to complete strangers out of necessity and it will feel natural.

It builds your confidence

Traveling makes you a better person, but traveling alone makes you an awesome person. The sense of empowerment that you gain from not needing anyone else is a major boost to your confidence. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard from other travelers I’ve met that it takes a certain amount of “cojones” to travel around the continent of Europe by myself. For some reason, you get extra creds and respect from traveling solo, people tend to admire those who travel alone.