Recently there is a lot of buzz about traveling in the media. Travel. Travel. Travel. It seems to be the only happening thing around. But why travel?? When we can go on a vacation? Above that why travel solo? When we have a happening group of friends to be with? There are so many reasons why you should travel alone. Lets discuss few of them here.
Travelling is fun, I am sure everyone will agree with me. Discovering new places seems like a new discovery everyday. You mus be thinking how is it fun? You can be yourself. You don’t have to show off who you are not. You are between total strangers, you can make new friends. You can do all the crazy stuff, you hesitate to do when you are with someone you know (as they might tag you as the crazy person). You can finally be yourself, without the fear of being judged.
Traveling alone makes you independent, in a way, you have to do everything on your own. It makes you more aware of your surroundings. It keeps you on your toes. You become a doer. You explore new places more. Talk to new people, make new friends. It sure does transform you from an introvert to a reasonable talker if not an outgoing person.
It gives you time to think for yourself. You can ready thousand’s of self help books, you can be with a number of friends-philosopher-guides, but the best friend-philosopher and guide is right there within yourself. Nobody in this world know you more than you know yourself and nobody can make the best decision for you more than yourself. Traveling alone, gives you an opportunity to overcome the hurdles yourself and hence realizing your potential.
It is said that, the world is a book, those who do not travel read only one page. The place you are at right now is only 1/100000th of the world. The world is much much more than what you see or have seen till now. Different cultures, different traditions, geographies, nature, flora, fauna, the list is seriously endless.
Traveling alone gives you flexibility to work out the schedule as per your needs and convenience. Its not necessary, but it is certainly drama free. It gives you the freedom, flexibility and an opportunity to be creative.
Cherry on top: Its Cheap
As you are traveling alone, you just have to pay expenses for one person. Also, as you are travelling alone, to increase knowledge and save few bucks you can always use public transport, which is a rewarding experience.
Girl with a Tripod
Image source: From personal collection