5 Reasons Why Solo Travel Can Be So Much Fun
“Traveling solo does not always mean you’re alone. Most often, you meet marvelous people along the way and make connections that last a lifetime.” – Jacqueline Boone
Yes, you might come across articles telling you about perils of travelling solo. Unfortunately, these articles show you one side of the picture while hiding the other. These articles never tell you how much fun you can have on solo travel if you can get past the initial hurdles. More importantly, it will bring useful changes in your personality and make you more self-confident and self-reliant.
There is nothing better to bring out the best in you than travelling alone. It will not only broaden your horizon but also get you out of your comfort zone as well. That is where you can have life-changing experiences. Even though, nothing compares to an experience you have on dhow cruise Dubai marina dinner with your family and friends, but you should travel alone every once in a while.
Don’t believe me, here are five reasons why solo travel can be a lot of fun.
Become A Leader
If you have ever wanted to become a leader but never got an opportunity to lead, then solo travelling is a great opportunity to fulfil your childhood dream. When you are exploring the world alone, you are the decision maker and you are responsible for the all the decision you take. It is nothing more empowering than discovering how capable you are.
What’s so great about travelling solo is that you ditch all the labels attached to you in routine life and get an opportunity to “rebrand yourself” or I should say “reinvent yourself”. You can pursue your hobbies or anything you love to do. For instance, you want to be a photographer but never got time to become a photographer. Now is the best time to get your photographer’s shoes on and capture the beauty of nature.
With our hectic routines not allowing us some time to reflect on ourselves, travelling solo allows you that liberty. The freedom to reinvent yourself and be yourself without worrying about comments from people will make you fall in love with solo travel.
Get Out Your Comfort Zone
As mentioned above, solo travel gives you an opportunity to not only explore the world but also let you explore yourself. It brings you out of your comfort zone and let you experience that you have not done before. For instance, if you are in Dubai and want to experience something different then, going on a desert safari Dubai will surely be a unique experience for you.
New doors open at every juncture that you can not see when you are accompanying a travel companion with you on travel tours. It will boost your self-confidence as you talk to strangers and you will be surprised to see how much strangers show interest in interacting with you. After travelling solo for multiple times, I almost forgot about my comfort zone and you will too.
Live in Present Moment
“The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.”—Abraham Maslow
When you travel alone, you learn to live in the present moment and go with the flow. You learn to deal with daunting challenges such as losing your luggage, delayed flights, trains and buses and other similar issues. With no one to distract you or nothing to distract you, you can not only learn to live in a present moment but would also learn to enjoy the moment. You can experience nature and get immersed in it. You start to appreciate each moment see minor positives in even the worst of situation. That is the skill you need to keep yourself and others motivated irrespective of the odds.
Discover What’s Important In Life
Travelling alone saves you from the daily hassles of life and work so you can discover what is important in your life in a much better way. When you are free from these thoughts, you brain get an opportunity to focus on things that are important for your life. You stop caring about what people think and say about you and what they expect from you and start focusing on yourself. When you come back from your solo trip, you will be transformed into a completely different human being.
What is the main reason why you like to travel alone? Feel free to share it with us in the comments section below.
Nicky is a content & social media marketing strategist at Al-Wasl Group companies such as Al Wasl Dhow – a dhow cruise Dubai. She loves to travel the world and share my travel experiences with the world.