Travelling is one of the best things in life. It teaches you so much. It’s even better if you go on your own. It can be scary but is definitely something that you won’t regret. Here are five reasons why you should be a solo traveller at least once in your lifetime.
You will be more responsible
When you travel alone everything is on you – it is your responsibility to manage your budget, make things work and decide what the next destination will be. This can be very hard because we usually rely on other people so that we don’t feel guilty in case something goes wrong.
You will get to know yourself better
Being a solo traveller helps you to understand who you really are. You will spend a lot of time by yourself to think about the past and the future. This helps you to realise what makes you happy and what your needs are.
Nothing will be the same
Since you are travelling by yourself and you’re managing everything, your vision of the world will change. Everything will look different and eventually you will understand the world around you a whole lot better.
You won’t be shy anymore
You’re a solo traveller but you also want to spend time with people. You will realise how easy meeting people is and forget about being shy. You will make very good friends on the road and, since you will share overwhelming adventures with them, your friendships will last forever.
You will learn to trust people
Doing everything on your own can be hard and sometimes you might need help. You don’t know anyone so you have no option but trust the people you meet on the road. It might be difficult at the beginning because we are taught to be careful and not trust strangers but what you will learn is that most people are good and the world is not as dangerous as we think. We just need to be cautious.
At the end of your trip, you will feel like a completely new person, more aware of the around you and you will certainly find a new appreciation for life.
By Erika Cucchiara