Travelling solo can be a bit daunting and at times lonely, but it does also come with some great benefits. It’s really all about how travelling alone can enhance the experience of seeing the world and can also force you to step outside of your comfort zone and make the most of those experiences. Here are 6 reasons why you should do a solo road trip.
You can do what you want, when you want
With nobody else to take into consideration, you can do exactly what you want to do at a time and pace that suits you. You won’t need to worry about if someone else isn’t enjoying as much as you do. It might be a good idea to have at least a vague idea of what you want to do so that you don’t miss out the amazing places. You can always check out some planning tips online to get you started.
Get to know yourself better
There is nothing like your own company to help you get to know yourself a bit better. You could explore your purpose in life or just really get to know what you enjoy. Making those little decisions for yourself while you are travelling will also make it easier when it comes to making those important life choices.
Learn to be responsible
Europe has lots of laws when it comes to driving. Did you know, for instance, that in Spain, if you wear prescription glasses, you are required to carry a spare pair when driving? Thus, you would need to do your own research and learn the rules before you start your journey.
Make more friends
When you are travelling with someone, it is easy to rely on them. After all, you don’t need anyone else to talk to if you have a friend there already. When you are alone, you are forced to talk to different people. Who knows what relationships you could develop with a bit of effort?
Boost your confidence
Without anyone else to rely on, you are on your own. That might mean dealing with confrontation or finding your own way around. What better confidence boost could there be? You will push yourself further than you have ever gone before and this will give you important life skills that you can take with you once your journey is over.
It is good for your wellbeing
Travelling is a great way for us to relax and unwind, even when we do it with others. When you travel alone, though, you can maximise on that relaxation because you can take moments to just stop and be still for a while. You can take time to contemplate your feelings as you travel, stopping at some of the most beautiful places that the world has to offer.
Great post and great pictures! I love solo traveling as well and I have to say, a selfie stick is pretty useful when you’re traveling on your own! Cheers to many more travels!
I second that!
I could not agree more! I made new friends, boosted my self-confidence and I was out of my comfort zone. The memories were one of the greatest throughout my life.
Love traveling solo!
Yup I have friends who travel alone and they said it’s great. I was trying to figure out where the first picture was taken, Daeng, and was about to ask you when I realised that it says ‘Paris’ in the tag hahaha :)
Haha yes! Those photos were taken in Paris :)