Many people don’t feel comfortable traveling solo. Usually the fears of being lonely, unsafe, and vulnerable are factors. Some of the reasons to embark upon a solo trip are:
- You can go where you want. Sometimes it’s difficult to agree upon a destination. If your companion prefers all-inclusive beach resorts, and you yearn for an exotic spot in India, someone will be disappointed.
- You can do what you want. Whether you’re traveling with an elderly parent, a child or a couch potato, when traveling with others, activity preferences are frequently dissimilar.
- You can eat where you want. Some palettes tend to be very liberal and experimental and others lean towards meat and potatoes.
- You don’t have to listen to others complain. If your traveling companion wants his eggs cooked to perfection and detests long lines at attractions, you’re bound to hear complaints.
- It’s easier to meet people. If you tend to speak to strangers and enjoy meeting locals, then solo travel is magic.
- There’s no one snoring in your ear or making a mess in the bathroom. We all have quirks and/or traits that others find irritating, but when on your own, you avoid these irritations.
- You can travel and walk at your speed. Constantly adjusting your pace to match someone else’s is no fun.
- You can sleep late or get up early. An early bird and a night owl traveling together don’t mix.
- You can travel last minute. Some of the best deals can be found when your plans are flexible.
- The feeling of accomplishment you gain during and after a solo trip is very rewarding.
Start out small by going out to eat by yourself, followed by a weekend trip to build up your confidence!