Going on vacation
together with friends or your partner or rather enjoying independence and
starting a solo trip? Which of these options is ultimately better or nicer
can't really be answered, because there are advantages and disadvantages for
each of the many options.
Is it the same for you that you never even considered traveling without company, because you always traveled with family or friends?
Traveling alone is an experience that not only brings complete freedom, but also gives you a chance to meet people and places in a completely different way, experience unforgettable moments and dare to try something new!
Here are our top benefits for you:
1. You'll get to know yourself better & go above and beyond
Traveling alone literally forces you to get out of your comfort zone and take on personal challenges. You will have to organize yourself, you will learn the power behind your own decisions and you will increase your self-confidence. You will probably also quickly find out what you really enjoy and what you can do without. If you suddenly realize that you would like to stay for a longer period of time on a quiet campsite by the sea and not as usual when you are traveling with friends, move on every few days and need more action. You can also keep a small travel diary where you write down your thoughts and important findings.
2. You are more flexible and
free to make your own decisions
One of the most
exciting aspects of traveling alone is the ability to enjoy the freedom to set
your own pace and make spontaneous decisions. You're in control of when and
where you go, what sights you visit, what new activities you want to try, or
what's for dinner.
You can customize the trip to your own liking!
3. You are more open to new encounters
Traveling alone doesn't meanbeing alone all the time! On the contrary, you are more approachable to othertravelers, you can share travel experiences, insider tips like the bestrestaurants or activities in the area, and make special friendships that willlast a lifetime. Of course, you can also team up and travel on together, evenif it's just for a few days.Also, meeting people from different countries, learning more about theirculture and language, and maybe even immersing yourself in traditions will beeasier when you travel alone. There are so many ways to meet new people. Forexample, booking tours or activities and joining a small tour group, attendinglocal events or meet-ups. When choosing accommodation, you can opt for hostelswith shared rooms or Airbnb, where you can cook together or exchange ideas.
4. You perceive places and
moments more intensely
When you arrive at a new place, you won't be distracted by other people, your attention will be completely in the here and now and also less on your smartphone. You will also perceive details more intensely. While snorkeling on a coral reef among many colorful fish or hiking in a steamy rainforest, the sounds of nature may seem even louder to you. Often lingering longer in the moment, you will also feel more inner peace. In addition, you can better organize your thoughts and feelings and are completely with you.
Of course, you don't have to go to Australia or Latin America, it can be the nearest campsite or a city you've always wanted to visit.
What are you waiting for - pack your backpack, be curious and have fun!
And if you are still unsure: rely on your gut feeling, when it comes to important decisions, your heart and your gut are always the right ones to talk to.