Have you got a travel bucket list that you need to start ticking off? Thinking about heading off on a solo adventure? Well you’re making the right decision, as going solo can be one of the most liberating and amazing experiences you will have. The experts over at Baltic Travel Company have put together five reasons why you have to plan a solo trip this summer.
You can enjoy the freedom
You no longer need to run your itinerary by someone, or worry that your interest in historical museums is becoming an annoyance to your co-traveller. It’s your trip, you’re alone and you can do whatever you wish. If you suddenly feel the urge to move on from that place that you feel is too busy, too hot or just not to your taste, you can travel on without question or debate.
You’re more approachable
There is a lot to be said for travelling alone. It’s a known fact that travelling as an individual makes you much more approachable than travelling in a pack. This also means when you arrive to the hotel alone, it will be much easier to make friends and meet some super interesting people along the way.
When you are sprung into a new country, a new language and a new way of life independently, you have to rely on yourself to get around efficiently and safely. When in a group it may always be lumped on the more organised person to do the map reading, but alone it’s all down to you, which means you are working on your ability to be head-strong because you have to.
Build on your self-confidence
Being alone in a foreign country means you will be open to all different kinds of things happening at one time. You will need to ask that local for directions, or haggle your way out of an extremely overpriced taxi fare. Over time you will become so confident travelling on your own that it will be second nature and you won’t even worry about it.
Friends for life
If you’re travelling with your friends from home, it’s often more difficult to meet new people as you tend to stick together. When travelling alone you need that interaction so you have no choice but to introduce yourself to new people from all walks of life – and a lot of the time these individuals can become friends for life and remain just a phone call away when you return home.