Travel is food for the soul. As you grow older it also becomes near impossible to coordinate trips with your best friends. If you ask us, that’s the perfect time to book your ticket, pack your bags and take off for an experience of a lifetime. It may sound a little too adventurous, but trust us, this will be a trip you cherish for the rest of your life. A solo trip is the best thing you can do for yourself and if you’re still not convinced, keep reading!
It Boosts Your Confidence
Who doesn’t want a sudden boost of confidence? Whether you’re booking a hotel room, talking to strangers, having an exotic meal, tackling language barriers or just generally learning how to navigate in a foreign country – once you’ve done it all, you’ll feel like a whole new person ready to conquer the world.
You Discover Your Self
Travelling alone to another part of the world is one of the best ways to learn more about yourself. With no one else around to influence your decisions, you will not only learn about your interests or priorities but also your strengths and weaknesses as a person. Travelling alone enables you to identify and explore your thoughts and feelings without anyone else’s judgements coming in the way.
It Pushes You Out of Your Comfort Zone
Fair warning: travelling solo can be pretty intimidating as it requires one to step outside of their comfort zone. From figuring out how to budget yourself to how you’re getting from place A to B – there are a lot of compromises you’ll need to make. But then again, these experiences will help you grow as a person. Always remember: change begins at the end of your comfort zone.
You’ll Make New Friends
No one can ever replace your best friends but making new friends is never a bad thing. When travelling to a foreign country, you should explore its culture, tradition and people. And an excellent way of doing this is by meeting people and forming new relationships. As much as we’ve become accustomed to using our phones to find everything when we’re travelling, there is no real substitute for locals who can provide the most authentic travel experience. Making a friend from a different country also broadens your view of the world – and who knows, you may find a friend for life!
You’ll Learn How To Manage Your Budget
You may be spendthrift but when you travel alone, you alone are responsible for all your finances and this experience will force you to learn how to manage your expenses and spend according to your budget. This is one of the most important lessons you’ll learn during your solo trip and it’s one that you’ll keep forever.