The thought of travelling alone/ solo travel can be rather daunting but in our almost decade of existing, we’ve come across so many solo traveler’s and cant help but be so amazed to why they do it and also made us question what the benefits of travelling solo is.
We’ve asked , and we noticed that this was the most common answer ”
my friends are always like yes, let’s go but when it comes time to actually going and paying they all of a sudden bail out and I have no time for that and travelling in a group made it so much easier.” I mean fair enough but that’s some courage doing it by yourself.
” This was my second time travelling with roadtrippers as a solo traveler and I loved every thing about it and Ponta. It was an epic experience, the group was awsome. With roadtrippers you are never solo!
Nick, Max and Kamo are the best hosts ever, I loved the fact that they were part of us as guests every second of the trip, they slept last and woke up first just to make sure that we have all that we need and communicated everything to us” – Nothings beats a good review from a solo traveller.
This got us thinking and after doing some research, this is why solo travel can be so beneficial to you…
1. You get to learn about yourself: It forces you make your own decisions, and take stock of exactly how you are feeling at a given moment. Travelling alone, you’ll learn more about yourself; about what things make you feel comfortable doing and what things don’t, as well as what things you really find yourself wanting to do when the decision is completely up to you. As cliché as it might sound, there’s no doubt that travelling alone is a journey of self-discovery.
2. You make more friends
Undoubtedly one of the biggest benefits of travelling alone is that you’ll find yourself interacting with a lot more people than you would if you were with others, which can often lead to long term friendships. Even if the idea of striking up conversation with someone you don’t know sounds a little terrifying, within a few hours of travelling you’ll realise that it’s much easier than it sounds. Groups and other solo travellers alike are always keen to get chatting, and you might even find that you end up joining a group for parts of your travels if you really get along.
3.It’s good for your well-being
There are well-known benefits of both travelling, and spending time alone, on your well- being. So, combining these is a match made in heaven. After all, sometimes there isn’t anything better than escaping your normal life and friends for a bit. Research shows that travelling alone is a particularly good thing to do in terms of your mental health as it both gets your endorphins flowing, making you a happier person, and helps reduce stress and depression.
I mean if this doesn’t convince you to take that leap of faith and go for it than I don’t know…
See you on the next trip as a solo 😉