There’s nothing like shared adventure to foster strong and interesting friendships. The bonds we make with our traveling companions in foreign train stations and on lightning-struck mountain tops are the kind that turn friends into family, brand new acquaintances into trusted partners-in-crime.
So what about traveling alone? The thought can be intimidating. But just as group travel encourages trusting our comrades, solo travel can teach us to be more confident in our own skills. Maybe you’ll make a different sort of strong and interesting relationship – with yourself.
Wherever you go, traveling solo is the ultimate self-indulgence. You absorb new surroundings unfiltered by the tastes, prejudices, and charisma of travel partners. It’s just you. And you can be selfish.
Want to extend your hotel reservation for more beach-time? Go for it. No one is stopping you.
Hungry? So eat, now.
Thirsty? It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, who says you can’t crack a beer before noon.
Do what you want, when you want to. No accountability, no reigns…
People refuse to travel alone based on five major fears, which are completely avoidable: solo travelers don’t make friends, the single supplement expense is unavoidable, solo travel is dangerous, it’s boring, and eating alone really sucks. Holding back from solo travel based on these fears is a big mistake. Based on my own experiences, and after several conversations with other solo travelers, I’ve found these common misconceptions don’t have to turn into your reality. Here’s why…
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