Curious about solo travel, but not sure if it’s right for you?
It’s only natural to feel a little daunted before jetting off abroad on your own. But it’s important not to let doubts and fears get the better of you, because solo travel actually has many more benefits than you realise.
We’ll explore just a few of them below, so let’s dive in…
1: You’ll get to know yourself better
Solo travel can be an eye-opening voyage of self-discovery. By stepping outside of your usual comfort zone and relying on no one but yourself, you’ll get the chance to learn so much more about who you are.
Perhaps you’ll find that you’re braver than you think, taking on challenging or thrilling new experiences you never dreamed you’d be capable of.
You might discover how resourceful or creative you are when it comes to adapting your travel plans. Or find a burning new passion for scuba diving, hiking or animal conservation. Your social skills may develop as you meet new people, or you may simply learn to cherish time spent in your own company.
2: It’s a chance to broaden your horizons
Need a change of scenery, or feeling tired of the same old daily routine? Hopping on a plane is the perfect way to see and do new things, immersing yourself in completely different cultures and travelling through diverse landscapes, cities and scenery.
There’s a whole world out there, full of new experiences, cultures, languages, flavours, sights and sounds. One thing’s for sure – you’re certain to go back home with a whole new perspective on life.
3: You’ll meet interesting people
The world is a wonderfully diverse place, and your solo adventure is your chance to get out there and meet all kinds of interesting people.
When you’re travelling alone, you will need to flex your social skills a little in order to get by. Meeting and befriending people on your trip lets you share experiences together, as well as getting insider tips from locals on the best things to see and do.
Although of course, you’ll still have plenty of opportunities for some ‘me time’ spent in your own company.
4: You’ll enjoy utter freedom
When you travel solo, it’s all about you and your choices. You get to decide what to do and where to go, and the only opinion that matters is your own. The world is your oyster! You can go anywhere and do anything, which can be a liberating and exhilarating feeling.
You might want to plan out an itinerary in advance, or keep it spontaneous and see where your adventures take you. It’s all up to you.
Here at Blank Canvas Travel, we specialise in creating incredible solo travel experiences. We can put together a personalised itinerary that ticks all your boxes, or help you keep your travel plans relaxed and easy – it’s completely up to you. Get in touch and let’s dream up something special together.