I am not like most people. Yes, by nature, I am certain that many people enjoy that idea of companionship and want someone to travel with. For me, it is quite the opposite. And I’ll tell you. I love traveling solo.
There is a certain sense to traveling solo in the fact that you learn so much about yourself, and about life. Here are my top reasons for traveling solo.
- It forces me to step out of my comfort zone. Every so often I catch myself thinking how it has been a while since I have done something different, exciting, extraordinary. It has been a while since I have done something that has set my soul on fire. Too often people play it safe. But if you play it safe, then you are not challenging yourself at all. Where is the excitement in that?
- It forces me to become a problem solver. That is also a skill that is important in the work force. I have found myself in some strange and peculiar situations while traveling. I have found myself in some stressful situations. But when I am by myself, I do not have someone that I can lean on. I do not have someone that I can depend on. Just me. I don’t have any other choice but to figure it out. If I get lost, if I run out of money, whatever the circumstance is, it all comes down to me.
- I hate compromise. But hey, at least I am being honest. I do not like to compromise. When I travel by myself, I can wake up when I want, eat when I want, eat where I want and do what I want without having to think about someone else’s needs or having to make any types of sacrifices.
- I can meet new people. When I travel by myself, I do not have a clutch. I do not have a safety net. It really comes down to putting myself out there and forming new relationships and meeting people from all over the world. It is exciting and thrilling and exhilarating.
- You learn that the world is not as bad as people make it out to be.
- You learn just how strong you are and what you are capable of