7 Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone at Least Once ...


I believe everyone should experience the wonderful adventure of traveling all by themselves because there are a lot of reasons why you should travel alone at least once. You could pick a new and unexplored part of the world or you could simply stick to a basic itinerary and visit some of the most famous cities or regions in your country. Traveling alone can be scary sometimes but this experience will bring you so many benefits that I’m absolutely sure you will want to do it again as soon as possible. Here are a few reasons why you should travel alone at least once:

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You’ll Meet New People

What better way to meet new people than by traveling solo? In my opinion, this is one of the most convincing reasons why you should travel alone at least once. You don’t have to be an extrovert to enjoy this benefit of traveling alone. Introvert people have a lot to gain from such an experience since they will learn how to be more open and they will also work on their social skills. You’ll encounter in your journeys a lot of interesting people with different cultural backgrounds and you’ll see how many new memories you’ll make just by traveling all by yourself.


It’s Empowering

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.


You’ll Get out of Your Comfort Zone

It’s good to get out of your comfort zone from time to time, because this way, you will be able to see how many things you can accomplish all by yourself, even though you never thought such things were possible. Your priorities and your attitude towards life will change in ways you never imagined before. But sometimes, in order to grow both physically and especially emotionally, you’ll have to experiment with new things that might make you feel a bit uncomfortable in the beginning. After a while you’ll see that all your efforts paid off, since you’ll be able to reach all your goals.


You’ll Learn How to Make Decisions

Making decisions is hard sometimes especially when those decisions affect other people as well as you and you might tend to place that responsibility on other people’s shoulders. But, when traveling by yourself, you’ll be forced to make a lot of decisions that will affect your well-being and you’ll notice that “A lot more happens in life when you stop worrying about what to do and just go.”.


Work on Your Bucket List

Have you ever wanted to do something so bad and at the same time, nobody wanted to join you? Well, you can do it all by yourself. Work on your bucket list and fulfill all your dreams even if you do it alone. There’s nothing wrong with that! If your friends, your partner or your family don’t share the same interests as you, that doesn’t mean you will never be able to achieve all your goals.


You’ll Spend More Time with Yourself

How much time do you spend with yourself every day? If you rarely spend time alone because you’re are usually too busy to even eat or sleep right, then a vacation all by yourself is what you need to reconnect with your old self. I’m sure you will be surprised how enjoyable it can be and you’ll discover that you are actually great company and that you don’t need to travel with a lot of people to have fun, because you can do it all by yourself.


You’ll do Everything You Want

By traveling alone, you’ll have the possibility to do whatever you, want when you want it. There’s no need to worry about what other people want because now it’s the perfect time to satisfy your own needs. You are not obliged to entertain anyone but yourself and you won’t have to answer to anymore. A little freedom from time to time doesn’t hurt, does it?

Even though traveling all alone can be a bit scary, the experience is totally worth it and I believe everyone should try it at least once in their life. Have you ever traveled alone? How was it? Would you do it again? I would like to know what you think on this matter so, please share your thoughts with us!


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I would love to travel to Europe by myself, good idea or bad? I'm worried though.

I totally agree! I went on my first backpacking trip solo last year & I loved the whole experience of being able to do whatever I want, whenever I want. I'm an introvert myself & many of my friends and relatives were in disbelief when I told them of my adventures. I've gained so much from it and I hope more people can experience it too.Thank you for sharing this article. :)

I would love to travel alone!! it's fun and exciting but a bit scary!!!

This is perfect timing to read this article. I am planning to travel by train to Portland by myself this new year and take on a city with no ties!

Ive travelled alone twice and its worth it.. It gives a feeling of " i can do Anything attitude"

Traveling alone has been the best experience I've had in life. You learn a lot & you end up meet so many people who think you are brave, & they alway wish they could do it.

Have travelled to Edmonton on my own. Would like to do tours but might travel after/ before on my own. Any trip without family

Thanks for these tips. I am planning a trip alone this January, I wasn't sure if it'll be a good idea to go on my own as I've never been on holiday all by myself. I'm looking forward to it now after reading your blog. :)

Thank you so much for this post!! I'm quite an introvert myself and i've been thinking about going to africa to volunteer with children and i've been quite afraid to go on my own as my friends would rather go on clubbing holidays! But this has really motivated me! So i'm going to book my volunteer holiday this month! Thanks again!! Xx

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