Even though it is extremely overwhelming and daunting, solo travel allows you to get out of your comfort Zone, to conquer your fear as a single, to decide where and when you want to and taking into account your security.
What are the benefits of Solo Travel?
Solo travel gives you a chance to listen to your gut and control what direction you want to head. It allows you to reflect on your decisions and discover more about what makes you, you. Spending even a minimal time in solitude will allow you to embark on an inward journey of self-discovery.
Solo travelling will help you reconnect with yourself and find your purpose. It is more difficult to coordinate a trip with other people than it is to do it alone. When you choose to travel alone, you will not be impeded by other people’s schedules and timing. Travelling alone may seem extremely overwhelming and daunting until you decide to take a leap of faith and make it happen. If you decide to conquer your fear of solo travel, you will notice how much simpler it is to listen to yourself attentively. Solo travelling will help you reconnect with yourself and find your purpose.
However, Solo travel has its limits
When you travel with other people you usually (hopefully) are trying an activity that wasn’t your idea, or ordering a dish at a restaurant that you wouldn’t have tried. Maybe you explore a different part of a town that you never heard of because someone told your friend to check. it out. While it sucks to stray from your own itinerary that you may have had in mind, it does push you to try new things and experiences. Create new memories you were not planning to create.
We also need to mention that the budget is also the decider when trying to choose to be solo or join a group and share a room with a fellow traveller. Just a reminder that you can join a group but occupy a single room because you’ve got the budget.
However, the key is to use partners who do not charge a single supplement during off-peak season OR during the whole year except over Christmas and New year.
Our opinion on this?
We think you should be doing BOTH.