Have you ever not being able to do something purely because you had no-one to accompany you on such an endeavour?
I know I have.
However, I luckily dropped this horrible habit of constantly relying on others. Relying on them to share my goals. My ideas. My plans.
That’s how I became a solo traveller and it is the best thing to has happened to me.
If you’re wondering why you should do it- then maybe this article isn’t for you. But if you’re still with me, I want you think about all those missed travel opportunities you’ve had purely because none of your friends or family members wanted that kind of a holiday. It is entirely normal that people’s ideas of a good time with vary tremendously. The only problem here is that if you don’t decide to step out on your own, you will wake up 70 and wishing you did all those things while you still could. Or at least that’s what I want to avoid.
The reason I so highly praise solo travelling is because it has taught me more than I ever could’ve imagined. It made me rediscover myself, my own comfort levels (which i constantly try to push), people I wish to be surrounded with, and so much more. I have become more confident because of it- more confident in myself. It has made me realize that there is nothing I cannot do or achieve on my own, and that others, who I may or may not invite to my life journey, are merely inspiring companions, instead of being someone I would let my life depend on. Moreover, i realised I only started picking people to accompany me on my travel journeys, as well as life, who truly deserve to be there. Once you see you are fine on your own, you won’t let just anyone in. And that’s a good thing.
I truly hope this will inspire you to travel on your own. I promise you will grow up so much whilst doing so, and most importantly- become the person you really strive to be. You will become unstoppable in every area of your life.
So, these are my DOs and DONTs if you decide to embark on this journey:
have a safe hotel booked
write about your experiences- it will help you reflect later on
buy additional data- travelling on your own also means getting lost more, and google maps will be your best friend haha
plan- the purpose of this is to be spontaneous
follow one of those touristy tours- you are here to do what you really want to do (if it’s go to a museum- great; but also, don’t feel bad if you want to pick cliff jumping or skydiving over a museum)
Until next time!
Stay stylish and ambitious,