The Importance of Solo Travel

By Caitlin Hornik

Solo travel can change your life. Not only are there crazy amazing benefits, traveling alone is not nearly as intimidating as it may seem! Here are some perks and reasons why you should consider booking your solo vacation right now.

Create Your Own Itinerary

When you travel with other people, compromises are generally made to appease everyone in the group. When traveling solo, that’s a non-issue. You can plan your trip your way. Do what you want, when you want, with no questions asked. The freedom to plan your own trip and to be spontaneous is an incredible feeling!

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Some choose solo travel as a way to accomplish growth. Growth can only be achieved when we choose to step out of our comfort zones. Getting away from a routine and the comforts of our daily lives is not only liberating, but empowering. Yes, it can be intimidating, but the pay-off is worth it. There is no limit to the amount of growth that can come from solo travel if you are willing to step out of your bubble.

Become Fearless

Travel-related fears are common. So why not use solo travel as an excuse to face your fears and even overcome them?! You’ll soon realize that there is power in being really, truly alone. Use this power to embrace your fears. You’ll become a better, stronger, more fearless version of yourself.

Find Something That Sets Your Soul on Fire

Being left alone with yourself can be a scary thought, but it has the potential to be the best thing you ever do in your whole life! There are some once-in-a-lifetime experiences out in the world that you could have the thrill of doing all by yourself. You will find something that sets your soul on fire. You will have an experience that will completely change your life. If, and only if, you’re willing to try.

Find Your Sense of Self

Traveling solo can help you figure out who you are and what you want from your life. Taking a step back to spend time with just yourself in an unfamiliar place has the potential to bring out the best in you. Harness that power to come into your own. Take this opportunity to establish your “sense of self” or purpose. Set goals for yourself. Figure out what it is that you want to achieve in this lifetime, then plan out a course of action to get it done.

Become Bolder

Solo travel is powerful. There’s no denying that fact. Simply making the decision to do a solo trip is a big, bold, beautiful move. If doing that feels good, imagine what your life could be like if you continued following that impulse and those feelings! Embrace the bold decisions because they can help you change your life.

Solo Travel is a great way to celebrate YOU!

Taking yourself away on a vacation to kick back and relax should feel as good as it sounds. And why shouldn’t you do that?! Celebrating yourself and your accomplishments is something that many people don’t stop to consider. Work hard, play hard! Take yourself on a solo vacation - you certainly won’t regret it.

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