Traveling alone can be intimidating, but if you do your research it can be one of the most thrilling experiences you’ll ever have! Here’s five reasons why you should go solo this year:
1 – It will challenge you. It’s easy to rely on others when you’re in a group, but when you’re on your own it’s entirely different. You’re dependent only on yourself and that’ll help you step out of your comfort zone.
2 – You’ll learn about yourself. Solitude allows for a lot of self reflection, which is amplified by being a stranger in a strange town. Maybe you didn’t know you were such a good marketplace negotiator or that you were so savvy at navigating a foreign transportation system. Get to know yourself!
3 – In a lot of ways, it’s easier. You’ll never have to wait on a group decision or bicker with your travel companion.
4 – You’ll learn more about the world. That’s not to say you won’t learn anything traveling with companions, but some things are better learned on your own.
5 – You’re on your own time. If you want to take a break, take a break. If you want to keep going, keep going. No one’s there to tell you otherwise.