Four Benefits of Traveling Solo
“I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone.
You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.” – Oscar Wilde
Yes, sometimes we forget about “me time” because we are always surrounded by people. We work with them, we socialize with them and we travel with them. But sometimes, we need to take a break from other people and consider traveling solo. Leave your comfort zone and go into the wild. Being alone in your trip gives you valuable experience about different places,food,people and culture. If you’re not yet convinced about traveling alone, here are other benefits that you can gain by going on a trip solo.
Learn more about yourself
Once you travel alone, the only person you can depend on is yourself. You are on your own so you will finally listen to yourself and make your own decisions. You will also discover the things you are capable of or the things you are really afraid of. But because you are alone, you have to defeat what scares you and that’s the most fulfilling thing. For example, you are afraid of scuba diving, kayaking and other water activities but once you visit Palawan and experience its El Nido Tour package, you will definitely love doing any of these again!
Make new friends
When we travel with companions, we often stick to them so there’s no or just a little time to interact with other people. But when you try to travel alone, you will be more eager to talk to the locals, ask them about the best Palawan hotels or resorts, and restaurants. You can also team up with other travellers and gain valuable knowledge.
Experience new things
Traveling solo is a great way to have one-of-kind experience. No companions to worry about and no one can stop you from doing what others may think not ‘suitable’ for you. For an instant, you want to try their exotic food or do extreme activities. You are all by yourself so you can try everything and anything without restrictions. But of course, you still have to be extra careful and be always aware.
Have a peace of mind
Sometimes, we just need to relax and for a moment and forget all the stress and problems. And for a time, you have all the freedom in the world. And that is the most exciting thing about traveling solo. You can decide what to do next or you can just stay in the hotel and sleep more. Basically, you have to worry less when you are alone.
Try traveling alone and experience all of these. You just have to have the time, the money and of course the courage to do this. Pamper yourself once in awhile and enjoy life more.