A popular topic for discussions among travellers: is traveling alone better than travelling with a companion? I say: Yes, definitely in some ways. What benefits the travel alone, as opposed to trips in the company, I want to explain to you.
1) Traveling alone strengthens your self-confidence
Do you know that feeling? You think you can’t do something – and suddenly you did it.
It may not always be clear how, but in any case, the result is that you have overcome something you thought you could not. You have realized that you can do very well.
Travelling alone strengthens your self-confidence. You grow by the difficulties instead of failing them. Ultimately, you have no other choice. There is no one to save you, not your friends and not your family. And you will realize that you do not need them to master your life either.
Everything you need to be strong and confident is already in you.
2) Travelling alone means freedom to follow your needs
Travelling alone makes this possible. You can sleep when you want, drive wherever you want, eat where and when you want, plunge into a company or retire to a book in a shady park.
When travelling alone, nobody tells you what to do, how and when and where. You can decide all by yourself. And that’s why it gives you an unusual, incredibly great freedom to travel alone. You are doing yourself good with it.
3) As a solo traveler, you can choose your travel destination and time
Maybe you are on vacation and want to travel, but nobody else has the time? Maybe you’ve always wanted to go to Kenya, but you’re obviously alone with that?
Here’s the good news: there is a solution. Travel alone.
If you travel alone, you can choose your travel destination and no longer have to waste vacation. You can travel anywhere at any time and fulfil your travel dreams instead of letting them pass you by.
4) Travelling alone gives you time just for you
In everyday life, we rarely have time for ourselves. When we are not working, we throw up the household or try to accommodate our social contacts somewhere. In addition, there are doctor’s appointments, errands, our favourite series, which we absolutely have to watch every Tuesday and the mobile phone, which makes it permanently available.
Travelling alone gives you the chance to really just invest time in yourself. You are not forced to keep time or get things done. If you want, you can stay in one place for 5 days without leaving the hostel once, if that’s good for you. You are not accountable to anyone.
You can read books, dreamily watch the starry sky, rethink your life and situation at home, collect ideas and inspiration and just enjoy the moment.
5) When travelling alone, you overcome boundaries and fears
If no one can balance your fears and weaknesses for you, you will have to balance and overcome them yourself. You got lost. Well, you have to ask for directions yourself and ask for help. Are you afraid of heights? Nevertheless, you have to cross the bridge to the other side – or you won’t be able to get to the most beautiful sight of the place.
Are you afraid of being robbed or mobbed? Fine: Let yourself be convinced that you don’t need to be afraid of it! I am absolutely certain that the vast majority of the people you meet don’t want anything bad!
Are you afraid of spiders? Whatever you’re afraid of, what limits you have at home, travelling alone can help you overcome them. Because on the other side of your fears are the most beautiful, fulfilling and unforgettable experiences!
6) You learn a lot about life, the world and yourself
Like the fact that you may be travelling alone but not lonely. That the people around you like to help, support you and make friends on your way.
Maybe you will learn that you have many more options in your life than you previously thought. You may also see that you can do anything yourself if you really do it. Even if the way there will not always be easy.
Travelling alone may make it clear to you what strengths and weaknesses you have that you never knew before. Or you can see what is important to you in life and what you can safely do without. Either way, you will learn a lot of new things if you travel alone.