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4 Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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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!

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