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5 Reasons You must Travel Alone at Least Once in Life

Date:13-04-2014 11:40:05 read:1
Category:Holiday-->Travel

Whenever the idea of travel comes to our mind, our natural response is to plan something with friends or family members. Very few people actually take the initiative of traveling alone. In the recent times however, the count of the people traveling alone has increased. These wonderful travelers go to rare and unexplored places and have the time of their lives.

The best part about traveling alone is that you get to spend so much time with yourself and the destination you are visiting, that there are no hindrances whatsoever. There are also no obligations to plan things as per everyone else’s tastes, which means that you can do exactly what you want, however you want. If you aren’t convinced, here are some reasons to make you realize why traveling alone is great and why you should do it at least once in your lifetime.

1. It helps you become braver

You genuinely overcome your fears and become independent in some magical sort of way. You plan the whole trip yourself, travel to unseen places without knowing the language and survive only on the basis of maps and help from the Internet. You overcome all kinds of documentation and safety issues on your own without help from family members, and finally feel like a grown up living for yourself.

2. You need to holiday for yourself

With kids, you can’t walk too much and have to come back to the hotel early. With parents, you can’t go to strip clubs or discos. With your friends, you can’t go to that crazy whacky ride because they are scared of heights or will vomit. So basically, whenever you are traveling with someone, you are bound to make plans that please the other people traveling with you. But when you travel alone, you holiday for yourself and plan your itinerary as per your preferences and moods. And that anyway is the purpose of the holiday, right? To make yourself feel happy and relaxed!

3. You get to meet new people

Whenever we are traveling with friends and family, we don’t really interact much with that stranger across the bar, or with that lady buying the same things as you at the departmental store. We are too busy talking to the people we are traveling with and getting pictures clicked with them. However, when you travel alone, you are bound to talk to co-passengers in the train or the bus, or with random people at a bar or restaurant. And before you know it, these kinds of small talks will help you make new friends.

4. You get to introspect

Traveling alone gives you a lot more time to spend with yourself than is possible on any other occasion. You get to know more about your interests, likes and dislikes. You also get to think over matters that are close to your heart, and this kind of introspection is liberating in a great way. You rediscover yourself beautifully and know exactly what you have to do once you go back to your normal life.

5. There’s nobody to judge

This is probably the best reason of all. You can do whatever you want, however you want, whenever you want, and there will be nobody to judge you or make remarks at you. Since there is nobody from your current or past life with you in that moment, there is no harm to your image or reputation whatsoever, and you can just be yourself without any kind of guilt. These are small moments of freedom, and small secret instances of guilt, fun or pleasure that will remain with you for the rest of your life, so you can cherish them and relive this time.

So the next time you are browsing through those travel websites, look for individual packages instead of group ones for once. Explore unseen places alone and experience the thrill in doing so. It will definitely be a life-changing process, such that you will feel like traveling alone more often, and will be a different person altogether.

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