Hey y’all, guest post this weekend. I’m a big fan of solo travel — I’m a highly independent person and I think having ultimate control over your travel itinerary is one of the best feelings in the world. You literally get to do whatever the hell you want for however long you’re on the road. It’s amazing.
Maybe I’ll write a more detailed article about my thoughts on solo travel in the future. Until then, guest blogger Shawn Michaels of The Smart Lad has a few more words on the topic:
“Traveling isn’t always about running away from things; sometimes it’s about running into what you truly want.”
Traveling alone is the most amazing thing you can for to yourself, as it’s the best catalyst for inner growth. The more you explore the world outside, the more you explore the world within.
Traveling solo, you will meet a lot of people, understand the beauty of this world and get to know yourself in a way you could never have imagined.
When you’re traveling alone, you’re responsible and accountable for yourself. You learn to manage everything on your own, be independent, solve problems for yourself and move from place to place without help. Self-reliance is a valuable byproduct of solo travel.
Meet New People & Make New Friends
When traveling alone, it’s a good option to interact with the locals or other tourists. Different people belong to different backgrounds and cultures; meeting them will not only make you comfortable, but also open your mind and makes you realize how huge this world is. The people whom you’re talking to might become one of your best friends. Traveling alone opens up a whole new world for you where you may be traveling alone, but you are never alone.
Enhances Your Conversation Skills
While you travel solo, you have interact with so many people, tell them your experiences, and ultimately you become a better conversationalist!
It’s all on you, as there is no one from your family or friends on whom you can depend to carry a conversation. So, you naturally enhance your conversation skills and get less hesitant about approaching people.
Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone Makes You Confident
Leave your comfort zone once in a while: you’ll gain wonderful experiences, and above all, you’ll become more confident, self-sufficient and empowered to take any challenge.
So, get comfortable being uncomfortable and you’ll enjoy the excitement, adventure, and bold decisions.
Magic happens at the end of your comfort zone.
Traveling alone gives you a golden opportunity to spend some good quality “me” time with yourself.
You start exploring your inner self. What is your aim in life? What do you care about the most? What are your real priorities? And so on.
It’s the best way to be self-indulgent, as you become more in tune with your emotions, inclinations, behaviors, patterns and the deepest aspects of yourself.
Solo Travel Makes You a Better Traveler
Traveling alone not only makes you more compassionate but also a better person overall. As you deeply observe people coming from different walks of life and visit a variety of beautiful places around you.
When you’re alone, you manage everything on your own. Money management, carrying your bags, navigating to different spots, planning trips and so on. All this adventure improves your managing skills, thus making you a better traveler.
So, get ready to discover yourself and enjoy the exotic beauty of this world. Pack your bag and wear good quality boots that will keep you comfortable on your venture.
Believe me, it’s completely worth it and you will come back a better person!
You can find more from Shawn at TheSmartLad.com