Why Travelling by Yourself is the Best Decision You’ll Ever Make

Solo travel can be scary, but it’s totally worth it.

By Ashlea McMahon | 5th April 2017

Travelling by yourself is an amazing experience. The freedom to do whatever you like, whenever you like, is liberating. It can help you pave the way to self-discovery while developing a strong sense of independence and self-reliance.

You’ll come back more grounded and with a new perspective, and a lot of the things you were scared to try before will seem so simple.
The world is your oyster, so get out there and explore it.

There’s excitement in the unknown

Before taking off on your trip, it’s important to plan a few key things: your initial accommodation, your money and your destination.

But when you’re travelling by yourself, the most important thing is to stay calm if things don’t go to plan. In fact, not planning every detail can lead to unexpected, crazy and incredibly fun adventures. Learn to go with the flow and take life as it comes.

You have time to get lost

Getting lost can quickly become stressful when you’re travelling – especially so when you’re travelling with company and everyone has a bunch of different things they want to cram into one day.

When you’re travelling by yourself, getting lost can be a whole lot of fun. You get to wander the streets and immerse yourself in the cultural backdrop and find your way. A great way to see things that aren’t on the itinerary.

You discover new parts of yourself

Travelling solo gives you the opportunity to learn to have fun by yourself. Without friends or family around, you get to meet new people and experience new things, and you can be the truest version of yourself while doing it – or you might act like the person you really hope to be. That might be a more confident you, a more self-loving you, or a more chilled-out you.

Travelling by yourself can seem scary at first, but it’s totally worth it. Just book your ticket, pack your bags and leave your reservations at home.

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