Have you ever experienced what it feels like to travel solo? And if not, then trust me when I say this; sometimes the best company you can have is YOU.
It’s something that one can be afraid of, but it has its own charm and beauty that just can’t be ignored! Not only, it is more fun, it also brings in eye-opening and life changing experiences with it. You may not have all the money in the world, but travelling alone will keep you hooked throughout your journey, in its own sweet way, and also help you lower down some expenses.
If you are still wondering, why you an independent guy, should travel solo, then here is a list of four reasons that will compel you to do so!
- Planning is easier
Most of the times, we hold ourselves back from experiencing adventure or rather challenge ourselves to take up new risks that can defines us better. And there can be no better adventure than to travel solo, which in turn makes you a much more independent person, than you have ever been in your whole life.
This is the time when you don’t have to think about anyone else except you and travel like a free bird, but at the same time, keep your head straight and plan everything on your own, much to your liking. Just imagine; there will be no schedules, no budgets and other interests from other people to bother you. It’s just you and your freedom; itching to do all what you want to. Well, I don’t mean to sound rude, but even your girlfriend can take a backseat here to give you your own time. Whatever you desire to do, be it backpacking in the hills or enjoying the serene beauty of the mornings, everything is for and on you.
Imagine, you saving money to travel abroad with a liking to an airline like Turkish Airlines, but having to cancel, because someone else can’t afford it? Not a mood cheerer is it? While traveling solo, you can plan your schedule from scrap to the end, and have no one to answer to or take into consideration while choosing the mode of transportation and the cost to it.
- Spend some alone time
Your life is always bumpy and it’s difficult to think straight, but well, a travel solo opportunity can help you figure out a lot of things in life. Research over the years have shown that a person who is capable to travel solo, has a higher chance of succeeding in taking calculative risks in life and also has much better decision making skills under crunch a situation. Solo traveling, also lets you get distracted from the digital world and brings in the real sense of happiness inside you; away from people and their mess-up. It’s a gift that you will eventually understand after your vacation.
There is more that comes in with this! You will learn things about yourself and explore your likes and dislikes. You might end-up developing new interests and be able to see future goals clearly. Spending some time alone, doesn’t necessarily have to be about thinking, but you can even be on the road alone and enjoy.
- Itinerary is by YOU
Independence, as we all know, comes, when we stick to our choices. That’s exactly what you can do here. When you go out with your friends, you know that everyone is picky about destinations and then there is a whole list of other questions and tantrums. Break off! Simply, plan a trip with yourself, where there are no compromises or demands to fill into to keep someone happy.
Whether you want to go to a beach and be laidback or explore a museum, it all goes down to one thing- you and your own itinerary with no boundaries. Travelling is about being at peace and not about planning all the time or having people in your ears all the time telling you what they want to do and what they don’t. While traveling alone, you can be spontaneous and mould your travel plan as per the mood and situation.
What if you just wanted to go detour to what you had in mind when you reached a particular destination? Would it be possible with 5 people around you? I don’t think so!
- Say hello to new friends
Embrace what traveling solo offers you! If you are an extrovert, then be ready to welcome a world full of new and exciting stories. Solo travelers get much more approached by other travelers, which in turn gives you a chance to make new friends and learn new cultures in life. Isn’t that an exciting visual to be part of? Within no time you would find yourself talking to interesting beings or joining a group that would help you create your own moments to cherish for the rest of your life.
So, all you men out there, if you haven’t ever been on a trip alone, don’t hesitate the next time when you have all the time and money to do it. Travelling solo holds a charm and one should never miss out on it because life is about cherishing what we love to do and what we can do with it!