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Travel Solo - See the world differently

The thought of travelling alone may sound daunting, but it is a lifetime experience to cherish. It isn’t as difficult as you may think it to be, for there is so much to see and do and travelling will only make you a better person. If you haven’t yet plucked enough courage to take a trip solo, then read on to learn why travelling alone may be the best trip you will ever have.

You are the boss – Travelling solo means you can make your own plans, have your own itinerary and not plan your holiday around someone else’s timetable. Oh the joy of having the liberty to do what you want! You can plan your trip and what you want to do around your budget and, of course, as you are the boss of your trip - last minute change in plans and spontaneous decisions don’t need to be run through other people.

Make new friends – One of the reasons we are most scared to travel alone is the fear of not knowing anyone and being alone. New country, different cultures and a possibility of a language barrier too, but when solo, you will take the initiative to communicate with others. After all, it’s always more fun when you have someone to talk to and share some of your travel adventures with. It’s a great way to make friends with the locals from the place you visit because obviously they will know and show you the best places to visit and the exciting things to do in their city.

Discover yourself – A solo trip is almost like a self-realization trip. Discover yourself by stepping out of your comfort zone. It isn’t the mundane routine you follow every day at home or the familiar faces you see but a whole new experience. A great time to figure what you actually like and dislike and realizing how good your navigation skills are. You may surprise yourself with how quickly you can make friends or how much you love visiting historic sites and learning about different cultures.

Stay within your budget – Similar to the first point, because you are travelling alone you can decide how much money you want to spend on your trip. You can spend wisely. For instance, if your idea of travel is to spend on activities you would like doing then you can settle for accommodation that is reasonable. Also spend your money on trying local street food instead of fine dining.

See the world differently – When you travel alone, you get time to explore places you wouldn’t otherwise. You don’t only travel as a tourist but as a traveller – capturing moments that leave a lasting impression. Travelling alone will change your perspective of what it really is to travel and explore a new city. You become more open, adventurous and you are more likely to take another solo trip again.