Who doesn’t love to travel to exotic places where you can see, feel, and eat beauty all the time. It is at these places that a person feels most alive. The soul calms down, and the body releases all the stress that it had absorbed over the time. It is simply something that everyone wants to do, for at least once or twice a year, and why not? The advantages of traveling to your favorite destinations are far more than anything stopping you from, and there is no replacement for such activity in health and wellbeing point of view.
But not all the times you are able to travel. Sometimes the reason is financial, and sometimes you lack a company of a loved one, family, or friend, which is why you just simply abandon your traveling program. Traveling with a loved one, or a person in your family or friends circle is always a blessing, and a dream come true. You enjoy beyond anything and everything and make memories with them that accompany you to the end of your life. However, I won’t recommend you to cancel your traveling plans just because no one else is wanting to travel with you. People all over the world travel alone and the best part is that they really enjoy it.
The Art of Solo Travel & Falling in Love with Yourself
Everyone seems a bit scared when traveling alone. I shared the same concern until I took to the roads myself when my friends were not able to make it to the trip. Since then I have been able to travel alone, and I learned so many great things about it. Although I still love to travel with my friends and welcome anyone who wants to join me, traveling alone is never out of the equation. In this article, I am going to present a discussion that how solo traveling can make you fall in love with yourself. I surely did when I traveled alone, and discovered what my true interests and passions are.
Make Traveling Easier on the Pocket
Traveling is indeed a costly venture, but it is also important to maintain good health and creativity on all levels. So it requires a little bit of saving here and there. I recommend you to book all your flight tickets and accommodation from a renowned travel agency. In this way, your purchases will be secured, and you can enjoy your trip from the moment you leave your home for the airport. I booked my flight to Bangkok from Heathrow with the help of a travel agency and managed to secure some healthy discount in the form of a promotional deal. I was also able to find a good hostel, where I find a great company with other travelers and locals. So my advice is always to book your tickets and accommodation from a competitive travel agency.
How to Travel Solo & Enjoy It
As I have discussed all the other things important to tell my readers about traveling alone, I can now guide your attention on how to travel solo and enjoy every single moment.
But before I proceed with my discussion, I will like to add that traveling alone can sometimes become an addiction. You see there are numerous benefits of solo traveling, which I am going to mention. This can leave an impact on your life, and you will avoid anyone accompanying you. However, I suggest everyone to enjoy traveling alone, as well as keeping some room for the others sometime. Everything should be experienced in life, and everything has its own benefits.
When you are on the road all alone by yourself, you don’t need any opinion or suggestion from your traveling partners, as there will be none. You will have all the freedom in the world to do anything you want to, without worrying about the concerns of the others. In this way, you can take all the responsibility for yourself without any fear, and live to the fullest. There are also fewer accountabilities, and if you want to change the plan, you can do so by changing your trails and visiting any other path.
Become More Organized & Responsible
Traveling alone makes you more responsible for your well-being. When you take all your responsibilities and care for your needs and things, you automatically love yourself more. You know there is nobody else to take care of you, and you simply have yourself to rely on, so you think only about your own comfort, security, and most importantly your happiness. You can do whatever you want to, whatever makes you happy. If that includes mingling with new people and making new friends, you can do that too.
Discover Who You Are
When you are all alone by yourself, you will have a better chance to know what you truly like. You have a great option to decide which food you want to eat, to whom you want to talk, where to spend more time, and most importantly where to go. Also, you also get to know how good of a person you truly are, and how patient you carry. You won’t have anyone to share your issues or frustration with so it will give you an exclusive chance to work them out yourself and self-judge that how you really fare without anyone else. Additionally, you can discover your true passions by simply following what your heart tells you. When there is no one else to answer to, you are only accountable to yourself, so there is more chance of discovering who you really are.
Facing Your Fears
We all have our insecurities and fear of something. In my case, it was the fear of heights. But when I needed to cross a weak suspension bridge (or I assumed it was weak) all alone; I had to face my own fears. But I had to cross it anyway, and I was able to. It helped me gain some strength over my nerves, and right after that, I was able to trek on a trail that is known as one of the most difficult in the world, with a steep edge on my right side. So you can also get into such situations where you have to face your fears alone. Trust me, you will only come to a better person from this experience.
Indulging Yourself in New Cultures & Meet New People
When you meet new people of completely different cultures and religion, it is in your instincts that you start finding yourself as an alien amongst them. However, you also try to indulge yourself in between their festivities and traditions, and even buy souvenirs and try their clothing. You see yourself as newly born among the new people and friends you meet. This is truly a special feeling, and you live in that until the moment you die. There is nothing in this world stopping you from falling in love with yourself.
Owning Your Decisions
When making the wrong decisions in a normal environment, we tend to blame others mostly and don’t accept our faults. However, when we travel alone and make mistakes, there is apparently no one to blame than ourselves. But it will make us a good human being and help you accomplish great deeds by taking responsibility for every action we make.
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