What’s the best part of traveling to you? Is it the part where you make acquaintances with new people and get to know their lifestyle and culture or local cuisine? Or are you more part of a sightseeing lover that love to wander new places and experience everything on his own?
Truth is, traveling brings the best in all of us. It gives us the opportunity to see things from a different perspective and to get invaluable first-hand experience from our own adventures.
And if you want to step up your game a little, you just might want to consider traveling on your own and without any company. Would you need more money than you would need if you’re sharing the accommodation and food costs? Certainly. But, that shouldn’t scare you. With a tiny bit of smart budgeting, you should be ready to hit the road in no time.
Why Is It Better to Travel Alone?
It’s okay if you’re not comfortable with embarking on one such adventure on your own. Going on one such journey can be a terrifying experience for some that are not comfortable with leaving their comfort zone.
It’s true, traveling alone takes a person of great confidence, excellent organizational skills and of decent courage.
However, these are all the skills and virtues that you’ll get if you decide to take a leap of faith and brace the unknown – on your own. This can’t be done by a person who is not well organized and confident about handling things on-the-go.
That’s why you need to make some mental and physical preparations before you undergo. Nothing fancy, just a regular breakdown with yourself about are you seriously up for it and are you ready for this endeavor.
Plan Up Ahead
Probably the most important thing you must do when taking off for the trip is to plan everything up ahead. Whether the purpose of your trip is to visit the most breathtaking hotels of the world or to backpack through the wilderness – you always need to have a plan B.
You’ll need it not only for the fact that some of your plans will fall due to different circumstances, but you wo alson’t necessarily like everything you see, as not everything is like it is in the picture. One of the best things that you can do when traveling alone is – move forward if you don’t like where you are currently.
You don’t have an extra baggage in the form of your travel buddy. There’s no one else to consult and to wait for, you can just set sails and move on. Sleep under the clear sky if you feel like it, or book an accommodation if you’re traversing through Australia.
If You’re Still Having Doubts
If everything that was said in the previous paragraphs is still not enough to give you a deciding nudge than it’s time for you to resort to some other form of inspiration.
If you are an avid book reader, you might want to check out books like Kerouac’s ‘’On the Road’’ or the autobiography of Che Guevara – ‘’The Motorcycle Diaries”.
However, if you’re more keen on video material, than you’ll definitely want to take a look into Danny Boyle’s ‘’The Beach”, breathtaking tale of a young man (Leonardo Di Caprio) embarking on a journey to find the secluded beach somewhere in Thailand, all that while following the map given by a crazy man in some hostel.
If you’re not feeling confident enough or if you’re not sure that solo traveling will benefit you, these will prove you wrong for sure.