Life Changing Experiences Top 10

4 Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
4 Reasons Why You Should Travel AloneLike0

When someone asks me “Why do you travel alone?” or “Do you travel alone?” and when i answer back saying ” Yes, sometimes”  I can see the look in their eyes. It can get scary and it can get lonely but also, it’s just one of the most liberating feeling and decision I have ever made in my life for myself.

If we ever catch a flight together, you will be sitting next to a traveler who is mostly quiet and having many moments. You will probably see the sense of freedom in my eyes and the feeling of just letting go. This is how I learned to travel alone and to be comfortable with my own self.

I always remind myself of these 4 reasons every time a trip is planned solo. I still get nervous and still always love to hear from loved ones and friends before my take off. Some things will never change, only gets better!

4 Reasons why you should travel alone at least once in your life.

Love,

Travel Junkie Diary

1) Opens you up – We are all living in a world, that we can’t even figure out what’s happening, traveling alone forces you to question what you do not understand and most likely you will turn to a stranger for direction, for advice and even for a moment, exchange a smile.

2) You win the fear battle – The world is so big that most of the time you probably have no control over situations. Missing the train in busy London, running for your life to catch the connecting flight to Peru and even maybe doubting your own self whether you have taken the right aircraft to your destination! (Yes it has happened). But, you end up learning and facing your fear and probably always cherish the memory! Traveling alone is empowering. It will give you more courage and you will boost your self-confidence and your self-esteem. You’ll feel better about yourself and you’ll discover how many things you can actually do, even though you never thought this was possible before. You’ll even get rid of some of your fears and doubts and this experience can even inspire you to tackle more things in life.

3) Liberate yourself – Set yourself free, the traditional cliche why everyone lives to travel. But what does this really mean? In order to grow both physically and especially emotionally, I had to experiment with new things that made me feel a bit uncomfortable in the beginning. Once you let go, you find yourself being a natural. You start thinking only about yourself and what you really want. Once you let go, you learn to love yourself. You will be your own company — either by choice or by circumstance. If traveling alone has one major spiritual benefit, it is that in the time that you have to yourself, you get to know yourself. They say “A lot more happens in life when you stop worrying about what to do and just go.”

4) Experiencing new adventures (saying ‘Yes’): Personally, this is the most compelling reason to travel alone. You can quite literally say ‘Yes’ to everything you always wanted to: meeting new people, trying new foods, visiting new places, learning a new activity, exploring uncharted waters —  we may not know why we are going when we begin, and it may only be clear when we come back. When you finally understand the narrative of your solo trip, it’s your secret.

 

Travel Junkie Diary

A bohemian traveler

2 comments

  1. Bassi says:

    It’s a step that’s long due for me – to travel solo! Intending to do it some time end of this year 🙂 Thanks for the reassurance and inspiration!

Leave a Reply

Follow @ traveljunkiediary
  • Click link in bio! ⛵️ I've just announced new dates for our Sailing in The Arctic Wilderness in Norway with @travelwithtjd for February 2019!! Join me together with @dennisstever when we sail the arctic wilderness in search of the northern lights! 
There is a reason why I keep going back to the arctic: now I have the chance to show you. The adventure and feeling in the north surpasses any other I’ve ever experienced before, I have difficulty expressing my feelings that describes the true reality of arctic silence, subzero temperatures and open waters. #TravelwithTJD
  • Hello Maldives and hello @joalimaldives 
Celebrating the official opening week of JOALI - A property that is very close to my heart with its’ core values, philosophy and management. Congratulations to the whole team for the successful opening!
Table set up by the talented @mayatoubia
  • Maybe, just maybe... a soul mate is someone who makes you feel like anything is possible... Let that sink in 💫
  • Sailing in the arctic... This is becoming my comfort zone 💫 #TravelwithTJD
  • On our first and last night in Tromsø, we woke up with this beautiful view from @radissonblutromso facing the harbor where our boat set sail from. Looking back at the memories, I still can’t believe how lucky we are to experience it all together. Some people at the hotel even said they could see the Northern Lights from here, despite the light pollution! Thank you @radissonblutromso for your incredible hospitality and for the beautiful room upgrade! Can’t wait to be back! #TravelwithTJD @travelwithtjd
  • It was incredibly windy that day as we anchored on the island. Still, we managed to get to shore without falling into the freezing waters and I managed to get the drone up for a while. We kept on joking about it on the zodiac wondering what would happen if one of us falls off! I would have wanted someone to save my camera first! 😊 What will you save first? #TravelwithTJD @travelwithtjd
  • I’ve always dreamed of sailing in the arctic and now, it’s been a re-occurring reality for me. To me, this is my reality, this is where I’m in my element, this is my life, with my camera in one hand... when I return right here, doing the things I love the most and where everything is far better than my dreams... everything in between is just a phase. You may or may not agree, but this is my back to reality life and I hope you see yours too 💫 #TravelwithTJD @travelwithtjd
  • This is my second time right here on this spot. The first time I found this place, we were sailing in the arctic for the midnight sun and this time, in search of the Northern Lights on @travelwithtjd and both times with Dennis @dennisstever 
There is an unexplainable power that draws me to this island. Maybe because it’s uninhabited, with only a church and a graveyard... Or maybe it’s the rugged raw landscape and how comfortable I am with silence. Whatever it is, I wanted to show them what magic looks like. #TravelwithTJD
  • My beautiful reality shared with the sweetest and bravest new guests on @travelwithtjd 
On the first night, we arrived in Tromsø at @radissonblutromso and got ready to set sail in the arctic the next morning with @pukkatravels 
Emotions were running high, one of the bravest people I met on our group, strangers sailing alone together, they found the chance to do that one thing they never imagined they would, one opportunity to jump on, they took a deep breath, and felt the rush of adrenaline. . . 
Thank you @dennisstever for capturing this moment ♥️ #TravelwithTJD
  • Nothing but raw arctic wilderness and no place I’d rather be! 
Can you spot the snowmobile on the frozen lake?
  • I’m ready for the most incredible season of adventures beyond the arctic wilderness with our @travelwithtjd trips!
Are you? ♥️ PS: that’s the sun the clouds behind there!
  • Take me back to @joalimaldives ☀️ Tag the person who you want to go to Maldives with!