You are wondering why to travel solo? I would like to share with you my solo backpacker experience here! You want to travel but your friends don’t have the time, the money or simply, just don’t share your obsession with South Korea. So what are you meant to do? Stay at home, wait until one of them changes their mind or just go anyway? Just do it and travel solo!
Well…it’s time to throw caution to wind, pack that bag and get inspired. Why let being alone stop you from living your dream? I’m not saying ditch the job, rent out your flat, sell your car and leave everything, but if you really want to do that, what’s stopping you?
The biggest Fear of Solo Traveling
The biggest reason that people just don’t do it is – FEAR! Fear of not meeting anyone, fear of something bad happening, and fear of just not being able to handle it alone. You can put as many obstacles in your way as you want but the reality of travelling solo is that it isn’t as scary as you think.
You’ve got no one to mock you if you go to the Pencil Museum or tell you that you shouldn’t buy that top, or stop you from eating cheeseburgers for breakfast. There’s no one to slow you down on your travelling route, you can change your plans at the last minute or decide to travel with Enrique for a couple of days PLUS you get to spend lots of time with your absolute favourite person – you!
Travelling is food for the soul and allows you to get back in touch with who you are no matter what stage of life you are at and opens the path to more meaningful relationships. It puts everything into perspective and makes you appreciate the smaller things in life (like hot water).
Can I really Travel Solo?
Think you’re too shy to travel solo? You’ll soon break down any barriers you ever had about talking to random strangers. You’ll meet so many like-minded people and be turning down the offers to actually spend some alone time by yourself. Travelling alone brings you out of your comfort zone and you’ll find yourself hanging out with people from all different backgrounds, cultures and ages, building up your own couchsurfing network of people around the world.
The best thing about travelling alone is that you get the chance to start over; you can define yourself, be who you want to be and no one is any the wiser. If you leave a shy wallflower, you are guaranteed to come back with more self-confidence than you ever thought you had, and be ready to take on the world – literally!
I’m not saying that travelling alone has no risks but if you do your research before you go, keep your wits about you when you travel and make your own informed choices you will have a trip to remember for all the right reasons.
So what are you waiting for?
Feeling inspired? Check out the Girl about the Globe website to start planning your trip. We’re not a feminist site – we love men! We just prefer to travel without them…
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Information about the Author Girl About The Globe
This post was created by Girl about the Globe, a travel blog making solo travel easier, specialized on Female Solo Travel. Girl About The Globe is a Travel Guru on Gomio.com and publishes every month her column about smart travel tips for females traveling solo around the world.
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