Ladies – are you sick of people constantly warning you that how dangerous is it to travel alone? Well, there was a time when solo women travel was an oddity due to certain cultural limitations and people’s mindsets. Although, these notions still exist in certain places, but now the world is broadening up for more solo women travelers than ever before.
Traveling alone is not a rebellious task or something you’ve to do for proving your inner strength and capability to the world but much more than that. It’s more for yourself, your inner peace, your knowledge, your experience and, most importantly, a path to self-discovery.
Solo trips or treks are beneficial for mental and physical health. Here’s why you must get your backpack ready and go solo.
The phrase, “sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself” perfectly defines a solo journey as most people are likely to find out more about themselves when they’re alone. Being alone is not a bad thing after all; it offers you more time for yourself and provides a chance to actually listen to your heart.
Solo traveling is a beautiful time when you get a chance to learn more things your routine life would never teach you otherwise. You find out more about new places, learn about different cultures, and find out how to alter yourself with changing times and varying situations.
Make new friends
On a solo journey you find many people – some are just passersby, while others become your friends for life. You will get chance to speak to strangers along the way, because interactions are deep and fulfilling. A wholehearted conversation will surely lighten your worries and help you be more open with people around the world. You can talk to locals to know about their culture, food specialties and many more. This way you’ll find out how welcoming and warm people are present all around the world.
It’s a good way to overcome your fears and push the limits. Challenge yourself to do something you’re always afraid of doing. For instance, go for bungee jumping, underwater diving and other things you always wanted to do in your childhood.
Boost your confidence
Facing challenging situations in different places will make you a stronger person and confident enough to take firm, as well as wiser decisions. You can improve your decision making ability and time management skills to a great extent by virtue of travelling alone. These abilities will be quite helpful in your everyday life as well.
Another advantage of traveling solo is that you can cut down on extra cost of items that are not really required. In most cases travel partners are the reason for increasing your expenses on stay, food and other useless activities you would not really want to indulge into otherwise. So, you can absolutely avoid them when you’re alone and save your money to buy something more useful and memorable from your trip.
Go crazy and never get judged
There are number of things we want to try in our life, but can’t because of the thought what others would think. So, your solo trip is your chance to go as weird as you can. The best thing is that no one will judge you for your craziness. Moreover, you might find someone who shares the same level of weirdness with you. Sounds incredible, doesn’t it?
Capture the best moments
Take out your old camera, which has been lying in your drawer for years. It’s time to capture all the beautiful images of the world. Try and be at beautiful places you have been watching on the internet and click wonderful snaps for yourself. It will explore your unexplored side and let you catch another perspective of a particular place from your viewpoint.
Minus the drama
When you’re traveling with friends, family or a group of travelers, there are situations when a conversation gets heated up and turns into an argument. This way half fun of the trip is already gone. The best thing about solo trips is you don’t have to go through such ugly phases and only enjoy the good parts all alone.
One of the best things about traveling alone is that you can only do what you really want to do. If you don’t want to go for sightseeing, you can drop the plan and go shopping instead or just sit alone in a café while writing about some memorable moments of the trip. Basically, you have full control over your entire day from start to finish, without anyone’s unnecessary interference.