Thursday, February 18, 2016

5 Reasons You Should Travel Alone

Travelling alone can seem terrifying or just super boring, but as someone who usually goes on adventures solo, I can tell you that there's a lot more to be gained than lost. While of course you should take safety precautions while going by yourself, and this can depend on what you're doing (i.e. wearing a whistle when you're trekking through the mountains ) – but once your safety is covered, there's an immense amount of freedom and joy that can be felt from adventuring solo. Here are just 5 reasons why you should travel alone:

1. You'll claim your independence

While you certainly don't need to be like Cheryl Strayed and hike the Pacific Crest Trail by yourself, venturing out there solo and planning your journey based on your own preferences is enough to claim your independence. After you've arrived, you're free to make new friends to bring on your journey – just like Cheryl Strayed did when she met hikers along the way. Benefiting from company doesn't take away from the fact that you've gotten to that point by yourself. After all, you're free to spend the rest of the trip solo, or meet up with people after some time alone. Travelling by yourself means you call the shots.

2. Your schedule will be flexible

When you travel with other people, you have to accommodate their tastes and personalities to fit with the overall vision of your trip, having to potentially compromise on what you see and do. Travelling alone means that you have total flexibility of your schedule – you can wake up late and sit in a coffee shop for hours or wake up early and embark on adventures until dark. There's no one to give a heads up to before going through with your plants, and there's no possibility that you'll have to forgo something you'd like to do because of time restrictions. You're free to give into your every whim – even if that means staying an extra week.

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