Someone who has spent a lot of on alone time on the road by themselves would know that solo travel is not only liberating, but quite simple and not at all scary (as it may seem at first). Once you embark on your journey, you will have many eye-opening experiences; the kind that few others experiences in life can match!
As the travel industry is expanding and the market caters to all kinds of travelers and tourists, now is a better time than any, for those who have been skeptical of solo travel. In fact, look at it another way… think of it as you having limited time and money to spend on travel. Then why would you not customize it to your own individual preferences to maximize your satisfaction and try a singles holiday?
Here are ten reasons why solo travel should figure on your bucket list:
1. An opportunity to enjoy some “me” time
In the midst of recharging our phone batteries, we have forgotten about recharging ourselves. With solo travel, you have the necessary time and space to enjoy valuable alone time. Being alone on the road gives you ample opportunity to reflect on life and think ahead.
2. You create the itinerary
Some people are spontaneous adventurers while others like lazying around with a cup of coffee in the calm backwaters. Some people just like to check in at a luxurious hotel and sleep. Solo travel allows you to create your plans as per your needs and desires.
3. Planning is easier
Our individual bucket list shouldn’t be modified because the others with you have different travelling interests, budgets and schedules. When you are alone, these things are not an issue and you can head off to a gourmet dinner or a trip to the museum, at the last minute without having to check with anyone else.
4. Meaningful experiences
Travelling with loved ones and family is good, but sometimes they can be distractions from enjoying the true scenic beauty and adventure that travel has to provide. When it comes to making new friends or discovering places unheard of, travelling solo will let you leverage the maximum joy out of it.
5. You make new friends
Most first time solo travellers are gripped by the fear of being or feeling lonely. In reality, one may never feel this way, if they make the right choices. Dining at public bars, interacting with the locals, going out for street shopping and groceries, so much can be done. And when you are solo, you are likely to make a greater effort to mingle with others and forge new bonds for life!
If you really want to discover yourself, there is no better way than to try a singles holiday. It not only helps you know yourself better and introspect, but also boosts your self-confidence. Not to mention the fact that you end up answering the most important question – Why did I not do this ever before?