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Jun092015

8 Reasons Why Travelling Alone Is The Best Adventure You Can Have

Pixabay / jil111If you’ve always wanted to visit a foreign country or just a new city a few states away, now is the time to do it. Can’t get anyone to come with you? No problem! Traveling alone is a great experience and one we believe everyone should have at least once in their lives. If you’re still hesitant about it, check out our eight reasons why hitting the road on your own is one of the best things you can do.

1.    You get to choose your own adventure

Pixabay / stokpic If a quaint café catches your eye, you can go in and get a latte without having to check with anyone else. Or if you have a museum tour planned but you discover a free play in the park that you’d rather see, you can ditch your original plans without guilt.

 2.    You’ll push your limits

Traveling on your own is a great time to go out of your comfort zone and try new things during your trip, whether that’s by learning the language of your travel destination or getting involved with the locals, as this will help you learn and grow as a person.

3.    You’ll discover how to be alone with yourself

If your biggest fear about traveling solo is being lonely, you can always make friends with locals for some company. But being on your own really isn’t frightening. Just make sure you travel to a safe location and stay smart in your adventures.

4.    You’ll learn how to trust your instincts

Pixabay / snicky2290For every correctly-navigated turn you take, you’ll trust yourself more. And if you take a wrong turn when you get off the train, you’ll be even more proud of yourself for finding your way again. Plus, think of how great it will be when you come back with friends or family and you’ll be playing tour guide because you know your way around.

5.    You’ll learn about yourself

Pixabay / UnsplashSure, no one knows you better than you know yourself, but there’s still plenty to learn. When you’re on your own, you’ll have time to reflect on yourself and do so in a land of endless possibilities. You don’t get this chance when you’re home and surrounded by friends and family, so utilize this opportunity to the fullest.

6.    You’ll make new friends

Going out alone doesn’t mean you’ll have no one to talk to. You’re bound to meet fellow travelers and friendly locals no matter where you go. Put forth the effort to say hello to other travelers and locals and you’ll soon forget you took the trip alone.

7.    You’ll have a new perspective


Traveling gives you the opportunity to learn about a new place in a more in-depth fashion, especially when you’re on your own. Your beliefs about different cultures may change once you experience them. And you’ll see that the world is a great place. Or, if nothing else, you’ll see how wrong you were about the reasons not to travel alone.

8.    You’ll never be the same

Pixabay / UnsplashEvery trip you take in your life will certainly affect you in one way or another. But something about visiting a new place on your own has a different impact. A solo adventure changes your outlook and helps you become just a bit more fearless.

Anyone who travels on their own has their own reasons for doing it. But one thing is for certain – you’ll have more fun on your own than you ever imagined possible. What city will be your first visit when you travel solo?

Sarah Pike

Author bio:
Sarah Pike is a freelancer, college writing instructor, and wanderlust sufferer. When she's not writing, teaching, or traveling, she's probably binge-watching RomComs and dreaming up her next trip. She also enjoys following far too many celebrities than she should on Instagram. You can find Sarah on Twitter at @sarahzpike.

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