3. Often people will look out for you more when you’re on your own.
Locals often want to help solo travelers by giving them advice on everything from riskier places to avoid and places to check out to even going as far as offering a meal or accommodation for a night.
4. You can do what you want when you want.
You don’t have to worry if your travel partner doesn’t feel like checking out that museum or going zip-lining for the afternoon. Want to skip your next planned city and venture off on a different adventure? You’re free to make your schedule as you please without worrying if another person will dig everything you want to do.
7. It gives you the chance to discover things about yourself while you discover the world.
Solo travel is an incredibly powerful and introspective experience that allows you time to really hone in on your thoughts, dreams, and reflections of the world as you experience it.
11. Do it because you want to.
Too often we let fear or comfort of routine stop us from taking life’s greatest risks and end up missing out on truly rewarding experiences. If you want to travel alone stop making excuses. Life will always get in the way if you let it. Pick a destination. Do your research. Create a budget. Set goals and a plan. Everything will fall into place. It really is that easy.
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