How intimidating a person finds solo travelling to be and how many trips they may need to take to finally start liking it depends a lot on the individual personality. To some people, it comes naturally and for them, travelling alone and spending time on the road is the most rewarding experience they can ever gather in their lifetimes.
But one thing is for sure – once you have become accustomed to travelling alone you will become so fond of solo travelling that you may not like to travel in any other way.
Make Many Friends
You may have noticed how it is much easier for you to approach solos than it is to introduce yourself to a big group. It is a plain and simple truth that we find it much easier to strike up a conversation with a single person than with a big group.
Because of your single agent status you will be able to attract many friends and come back home with more numbers in your smartphone than if you were with a group.
Better Interaction with Locals
No matter where you go, you may have observed how the locals are always quite helpful and open minded. But you may have also noticed that local folks are more curious and eager to interact with solo travellers compared to a group.
It is common for solo travellers to become engaged in a heartfelt conversation or get invited over by a friendly family for dinner. They know it quite well that these experiences wouldn’t have been theirs if they weren’t travelling solo but with a group instead.
Doing As You Please
When you are travelling alone there is no need for you to compromise on any urge of yours. There is no need for you to please the unfortunate craving of a friend for an overpriced burger and fries.
You also do not have to put up with constant nagging about mosquitoes. What’s more? You do not have to sympathise with a tired friend and make a halt when you clearly have the energy to go on for some more time.
Lone Travel Brings Out Creativity
When you travel alone, you are left alone with your thoughts and there is no noise to disturb your peace. There will also be no Wi-Fi or network which means you will not have your eyes unnecessarily fixed on the screen to pass time.
In these times you will find that the creative juices will begin to flow in your mind and whether you like drawing, journaling, philosophising or brainstorming on future entrepreneurial endeavours, good thoughts will come very naturally to you.
Healthy Alone Time
In our busy lives we rarely get the opportunity to unplug ourselves from our daily routine and reflect on the life that we are leading. Our recent experiences go unrecorded and we spend no time contemplating on which direction things are headed.
Such thoughts may not be pleasant to deal with but we tend to analyse them from a different perspective when our surroundings are different and most importantly beautiful.
Solo travellers are well aware that even though there is a certain level of solitude involved in travelling alone they know that it is this solitude that also makes them stronger headed than almost everybody around.
Makes you Appreciate the Important People
Each of us tend to take certain people for granted without us even realising what we are actually doing. Travelling alone gives us ample space and time to reflect on things like these and give us greater clarity regarding who really matters to us. When there’s physical distance between us and them we may begin to think of ways to bridge the emotional distance that stands between.
Helps You Let Go
Just like you understand who is important you also tend to realise which are the meaningless relationships that you could be holding onto. Even though you are alone you tend to realise which things give you happiness and which do not make you feel the way you are feeling right now. It is not only restricted to people but also extends to experiences. You may see your past experiences in a whole new light helping you to move on.
Solo travelling can truly be a life changing experience. If you learn to enjoy all by yourself imagine how much fun you can have when you are with your bunch of lads celebrating at one of the best stag do venues in the world.