Experience the joys of solo travel at least once in your life

There are certain indulgences that not many of us like to enjoy alone, e.g., eating out, going to the movies, taking a random bus ride. Come to think of it, solo travel is something not many are fond of. We are always making detailed or last-minute plans with our friends for a vacation. Be it a weekend getaway or a 15-day backpacking trip across Europe, we need company. We need someone to talk to and someone to explore local joints with. What exactly stops most of us from disconnecting and going away to an unknown place alone? Are we scared of getting lost or running out of money? May be some of us are just sceptical of losing our passport in a different country. If one was to weigh the pros and cons of solo travel, the former will outnumber the latter by a landslide. 

At least once in our lives, we must leave everyone we know behind and travel to a place where we know no one. Solo travel can be extremely liberating. You are responsible for every small and big detail on that itinerary. The duration of the trip, the places you want to visit, how much time you want to spend where – you are in charge. You can completely forget about the needs of a travel companion or adjusting to the whims and fancies of group members. To travel alone is a dream-come-true moment for control freaks. It is an opportunity to be completely selfish for once. 

Travelling Solo
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Let’s face it - travelling alone can get lonely and boring, but it serves as a great confidence builder. If you are shy, this is one occasion where you will learn to be a conversation starter. You will also learn the native language faster. There will be moments when you will need to strike up a conversation with locals and by default learn some simple vocabulary. Have you ever noticed that people are more open to talk to solo travellers as compared to couples or groups? That’s probably because couples and large groups can be quite self-involved and averse to mingling. Solo travellers emanate a sense of independence and confidence which people find admirable. 

There could be several reasons why you would be averse to travelling alone. But, remember, with technology at your fingertips, there is not much to worry about. Imagine what an experience it would be to have all your time for yourself. Wouldn’t it be simply perfect to break away from the mundane life?  Take care of few things like your tickets, passport, medicines and other essentials. And most importantly don’t forget to take along your innate love for travel.There could be several reasons why you would be averse to travelling alone. But, remember, with technology at your fingertips, there is not much to worry about. Imagine what an experience it would be to have all your time for yourself. Wouldn’t it be simply perfect to break away from the mundane life?  Take care of few things like your tickets, passport, medicines and other essentials. And most importantly don’t forget to take along your innate love for travel.