The benefits of travelling solo:
1. You can make friends more easily. More people are likely to start conversation with you if you are by yourself rather then travelling in a group or as a couple. Your interactions will be more deep and a lot more fulfilling. You can make new friends for life because you both experiencing the same thing and will always have that connection.
2. You can choose what you want to do. You can decide last minute about what you wish to do. You can make your own plans and you are in charge of your itinerary. You get to make all the decisions and if you love a place and want to stay longer you can. Or if you want to eat ice cream all day and not be judged you can. Or if you want to go shopping for 12 hours a day you can. You have no one to answer to and no one to please. You are in charge and become more flexible with your time.
3. Your confidence will grow. You takes risks, grow stronger and make decisions. You would have achieved something that is still probably so uncommon and so scary to some people and you have survived. You learn to make smart decisions.
4. You will learn more about yourself. You will feel more alive. You will feel free and strong. You learn more about what you like and things you are capable. of You learn to face your fears or the things you are scared of. You learn follow your heart and learn to focus the mind.
5. You can save money. Not everyone has the same budget. Not everyone has the same amount of spare time. For instance if i was travelling with someone else they would most likely pay a lot more money to have much quicker travel times. The accommodation budget may also be different, one may wish to travel in style in a posh hotel where you may be happy in a backpackers. You don’t have to compromise.
6. You learn to enjoy your own company. You will appreciate your own company much more and then truly understand the importance of “me time”. When you are happy with yourself it is a much better position to form better relationships. Travelling solo is a great way to connect with your higher self spiritually and enhance the relationship with yourself.
7. No drama. You don’t have to keep the peace or do something you not really keen on doing. You don’t have to try please anyone. No arguments. No fights. Its also better to travel alone than with a bad companion. Sometimes you can be best friends but you just cant be travel friends because you each work in different ways.
8. You feel grateful. You open your heart and open your eyes to the world. You learn to listen more than you speak. Travelling gives you knowledge. Travelling alone gives you an opportunity to gain valuable experience about the world, people, food, foreign customs and traditions. You start appreciating things you might have never noticed.
9. You can eat more healthy. The majority of travellers don’t makes an effort to eat healthy on holiday. Most people I know tend to get fit to go on holiday then over indulge or binge drink when they are there. It is so much easier to eat healthy when you don’t have anyone distracting you. Travelling solo and being vegan I can actually spend time hunting out the best vegan restaurants and choose my favourite places to eat.
10. It is good for your well-being. Travelling makes you feel happy and excited. When you engage in new surroundings and connect with the natural world, your body and mind will feel calm and and you will feel less stressed. Travelling solo you will have a bigger sense of achievement so what ever problems arise when you go back home you will be able to see things more clearly and have a better perspective.