4 Reasons to Take Off Solo – At Least Once

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  1. These are all such good points! I have always travelled with my best friend or boyfriend but I am finally going on a solo trip in May and I can’t wait! These tips are great, I agree you meet new people and discover new places whilst your solo!

    1. I did it the opposite way – I travelled alone, with a group, with a friend and next up with my boyfriend! Haha have fun! Where are you going solo?

  2. fourofclub says:

    Reason number 4. Couldn’t agree with you more!! I get lost all the time in my hometown, didn’t stop me from getting on a one-way plane to SE Asia and then Australia and New Zealand. I can go wherever I want now, provided I’m sensible, I have (little to)no fear about jetting off somewhere new by myself.

    1. I know right! That feeling of confidence in your abilities is like nothing else! Well done for being (sensibly) fearless! 😁

  3. Other people’s problems aren’t your problems. I love it!! So true and lovely haha

    1. Hahah thanks! ☺️

  4. I really enjoyed this article. I have not traveled alone that much, but I did an internship where I was forced to get out of my shell and socialize with a number of people. That summer I learned a lot, and my life changed. I had lived 20 years in the same place, same town, and there I was miles away from home with 30 strangers.

    1. Good to hear you came out of your shell! I know how much that thought *terrified* me when I was younger 🙂

  5. Really really great insight into the positives of solo travel. I must admit, I rarely travel solo these days but not in groups either. I am fortunate to have found a travel partner that has similar sensibilities on nearly everything so there’s no compromise. But I’m with you that sometimes it’s good to be able to be selfish but also to be in a position that forces you to interact with strangers which leads to the most fabulous experiences!

    1. That is so cool – I have found some friends I am happy travelling with and I’m about to find out what it is like to travel with a partner haha! The obligation to talk to people and make friends in probably my favourite reason 🙂

  6. Kat says:

    I love solo travel! You get to do what you want, when you what, how you want. It’s the best 🙂

  7. Solo travel is so different from travelling with a group of friends. But as far as can I see, its very similar to travelling with a significant other, specially if you’re on the same wavelength and totally in sync.

    1. I hope this is true! I’m going to find out in June 😂🤞🏻

  8. Megan Rose says:

    All great points. Especially for those who are young, or young at heart, looking to grow as a person. It’s a good lesson in taking care of yourself.

    1. I definitely learnt to do that 😂 thanks for your kind words 🙂

  9. Inge says:

    This post is so inspirational! And the reasons you point out are so true. They even work when you’re traveling as a couple. Even if you’re not alone and you have someone to talk to, you still meet a lot more people than when traveling with a group. Loved reading this post!

    1. Thanks! I’m glad it rings true for people. I am hoping I have a positive experience in June when I travel as a couple for the first time! 😂🤞🏻

  10. danik says:

    Solo travel is great and you can do things on your own timescale. Love this post and you have raised some good points. Also inspirational!

    1. Thanks! That means so much 🙂

  11. SherianneKay says:

    I love solo travel for all those reasons. I die when I have to give up a dream site because someone wants to shop!

    1. Exactly – I don’t mind a bit of window shopping but when everything is out of my budget and not my style it is just so repetitive, especially when i could be out in a museum or some ruins or eating! hahah

  12. Honestly solo travel seems amazing sometimes. When planning for trips in groups there is always an issue with what everyone wants. I rather go where I want to go and eat where I want to eat. No drama.

    1. Exactly – I spent a day in Italy with a super picky hostel-mate and I nearly melted. Finding like-minded friends to travel with is key – I talk about travelling with friends in another post.

  13. If we weren’t a couple then we would both definitely solo travel. There is a lot of great things to learn and experience from solo travel. Self reliance and independence are an important thing to learn for the future.

    1. I agree, the independence I got from Solo travelling has made so much in my life possible. Many people I speak to feel that travelling as a couple is very similar to travelling solo – you’re a unit, rather tan with a big group of friends with competing interests. ❤ I will find this out later in the year – first time travelling with a partner!

  14. Some great points! I haven’t travelled solo and this post makes me wish I had when I had the chance! I especially like the idea of just doing what I want and not having to worry about anyone else 🙂

    1. Well it is never too late! I’;m skipping off overseas later this year and my boyfriend can’t get leave – back Solo once again! ❤ I'm trying to convince my sister to leave her kids with her husband for a week or so for an international sojourn with me too! XD

  15. Lara says:

    This post is exactly something I would write! A lot of times i have to explain to people why i like traveling alone and those are the reasons! Whenever I travel with friends I always get annoyed because we all want something different or we cant agree about where to eat and basic things like that. I have never met another people when traveling with friends because, why would I, i already have friends with me. And thats such a shame because for me the great part of travelling is meeting new people. I had the best and most authentic experiences when traveling alone so yes, completly agree with everything you said 🙂

    1. hahah glad to hear! It’s nice to know I’m not alone!!

  16. Tom says:

    Your first two points are I think what most people discover quickly when they travel solo, that it’s all about different human contact. Not everyone we meet clearly is someone we want to meet, but I have some of the most amazing friendships simply because I talked to someone when travelling solo.

    1. Oh I agree, there have been a lot of people i have encountered that havent been people I’ve connected with (some I’ve actively disliked) but the ones I have made a connection with are SO worth the ones I didnt XD

  17. Oh, you are so right. I actually traveled solo a lot, especially when it comes to destinations with long flights etc. There was something about vacations and “just lying on the beach”, that was not that compatible with my desire to travel, explore and see something new! 😀

    1. I feel that! I like laying on a beach, for maybe a day. XD I’d go mad if I had to do it for my whole trip! haha

      1. Hehehe. Well, yes, and people probably go mad every time we run around like crazy trying to see it all! 😀

  18. Ana Ojha says:

    I’ve been traveling solo for past few years and loving it! It not only helps me in moving out of my comfort zone but enjoying things binge free at my own pace!

    1. Exactly! I love this aspect, you can always do what you want to do 🙂

  19. theroadsandbeyond says:

    Great post and amazing pictures. Travelling solo is a journey of self-exploration. The experiences on the road will make us a better person.

    1. Thanks!! 😊😊😊

  20. Totally agree! I took of Solo to Vietnam, Cambodja and Thailand and although it was scary at first! It turned out to be an absolute amazing trip back then!

    1. That is fantastic, well done! I mixed tour and solo in Vietnam and thanks to that experience I would return 100% solo with no hesitation!

  21. Sarah says:

    I really get this post. We often travel in a four and I do all the research so 90% of the time we do what I want but even that 10% of doing what the others want, annoys me!! I keep thinking, I could be or I should be… I have yet to solo travel but I will give it a go this year!

    1. Solo travel is the best! Let me know where you go! 🙂

  22. Solo travel is a unique and worthwhile experience, Sam! Your post is so motivational.

  23. lifeintrips says:

    Great pictures…

  24. hopelessblog says:

    solo travelling was the best thing i ever did i love this post!xxx

  25. Such an amazing post!

    Totally agree with you.
    Guess we have some similar views on travelling.

    Do check out http://sagrikajhamb.com/2017/06/18/to-travel-is-to-live/

    1. Seems like we do! Nice article 🙂

  26. mandyarraiz says:

    So many people recommend this and I have never done it. Definitely so interesting to do! Great article! Thank you!

    1. It is such a life changing expérience! Thanks 😊

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