Read This If You Are Scared To Travel Alone

Read This If You Are Scared To Travel Alone

If you’re a little hesitant to take the plunge to travel alone, then this read might just change your mind.

Travelling on your own can be an amazing and enriching experience. It is a great mistake to travel only with companionship – you are missing out on a lot. Yes, it can sometimes be a little scary but there are also many benefits to travelling solo.

So if you want to travel alone but are wavering – a little too afraid to take the plunge – then here are some of the many reasons why you should screw your courage to the sticking place and get on out there to see the world:

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You are in charge

When you travel alone, you call all the shots. You can go where you want when you want without being dragged around or having to wait for someone else. There is no need to compromise or to make any concessions when you travel solo – so take that holiday, do exactly what you yourself have always wanted to do. This is your own personal holiday of a lifetime.

You can increase in confidence

Knowing that you have travelled alone, having planned and orchestrated your entire adventure from start to finish with no one else’s help, can be a major confidence booster. You can do it!

If you can travel independently half-way around the world, just think what other amazing things you might be capable of doing! Confidence will also come, though it is a cliché, from finding yourself. Travelling alone really does give you the time and space you need to do just that. Because you are making all the decisions, you can very quickly find out exactly what sort of person you are and what you truly enjoy.

You will become more self-reliant

Travelling alone you soon learn exactly how many amazing things you are capable of achieving. You can and will learn a whole raft of new things, expanding your knowledge and plumbing new depths of fortitude and self-reliance.

You can navigate a strange city on your own. You can dine alone. You can make decisions without anyone else’s input. You can get lost and then find yourself again. You can adapt to circumstances outwith your control. One you have done these things the world is your oyster. Your self-reliance is a tool that will serve you extremely well in all areas of your life.

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You will open yourself up to new connections

Travelling with someone else, it is never quite so easy to meet new people. When you are travelling on your own, you will find that you are in fact seldom solitary. When you are not solely focussed on your travelling companion or companions you will find that a whole world of human connection opens up all around you.

Be open and friendly and you will find that you can make new friends and truly feel part of a global community.

So, be brave! Fear is your friend and nothing wonderful comes too easily. Once you get out there you will soon find that you are not scared to travel alone at all, that you were born to travel. It is then that you will have some of the best adventures of your lifetime.

About Author

Elizabeth Waddington
Elizabeth Waddington

Elizabeth Waddington lives in rural Scotland with her husband and her dog. She is part of a small community who are trying to live as sustainably as possible. A professional freelance writer who works from home full time, she has over ten years of writing experience and an MA in English and Philosophy. She mostly writes about travel, sustainability and permaculture and has a particular interest in adventure holidays, camping, walking and sustainable travel. She travels whenever she can.