12 REASONS WHY SOLO TRAVEL
WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Fancy going it alone on a holiday for one? Whether it’s a long haul trip around the world or the occasional weekend city break, once you’ve experienced solo travel you’ll never be the same. We’ve highlighted 12 reasons why embarking on an adventure like this will be totally worth it – so, can we tempt you to take the leap?
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1. YOU ARE THE ITINERARY
You have the freedom to plan your travel itinerary however you wish, and it doesn’t matter if you want to chop and change it last minute either – cue an extra three hours on the sunlounger on your beach holidays!
2. YOU CAN STAY WITHIN YOUR BUDGET
It’s easy to stay savvy when you’ve just got your own spending habits to think about. Hit the local street food stalls and you can afford to splash out a little more on accommodation – balance is everything. Want to find holidays for under £100? We've got it covered.
3. YOU DON'T HAVE TO STAY IN A HOSTEL
As soon as you fall into the ‘backpacker’ basket it seems staying in a hostel is somewhat compulsory – an unspoken rule if you like. Well guess what guys, you can actually stay in all-inclusive luxury if you like – you’ve only got yourself to please.
4. YOU'LL MEET NEW PEOPLE (IF YOU WANT TO)
One of the main worries around solo travel is the fear of feeling lonely – you’re on the other side of the world without any friends or family, we get it. But after having some 'me time' if you want to hit social media and head to the hotspots - you’ll be swapping stories with likeminded travellers in no time.
5. YOU'LL BECOME A "YES MAN"
You’ll be naturally thrown into stepping out of your comfort zone and becoming more of a yes person – if now’s not the ideal time to try something new, when is?!
6. YOU'LL LEARN A LOT ABOUT YOURSELF
Life can get hectic and taking some well-needed time to relax and unwind can be a perfect way to make your next job, work and love life plans!
7. YOU CAN HAVE THAT 4TH PINA COLADA IN A ROW
With no one there to judge you, it’s totally acceptable to embrace a liquid breakfast, lunch and dinner if you so wish – you’re on holiday after all.
8. YOU'RE AWESOME AT BEING INDEPENDENT
Without anyone else to rely on, you can spend time both appreciating and totally bossing your independence – so go ahead and be selfish!
9. YOU'LL DEVELOP NEW HOBBIES
Spending time in different parts of the world means you’ll enjoy plenty of new experiences. Whether you take a traditional cooking class, learn to scuba dive, go to salsa lessons or perfect your pottery skills – you’re likely to return with a new talent.
10. IT'S POSSIBLE TO FIND A HOME AWAY FROM HOME
It’s natural to be a little homesick while you’re away, especially if you’re travelling alone, but sometimes you will find a destination that just, clicks. Whether it’s an authentic cobbled town in the heart of Greece or a fast-paced city far away in Asia - you might just find your spot.
11. YOU'LL GET BETTER AT PRIORITISING
Whether prioritising is one of your strong points or not, once you board that plane you’ll soon realise that if you need to get something done, you’ll have to do it yourself. You can let setting your morning alarm slide, but that internal flight isn’t going to book itself...
12. YOU'LL NEVER REGRET IT
Whether you had a blast or couldn’t wait to book a flight home, you won’t look back in 10 years time and wish you never went - fact.