You’re between a sword and a wall. You have time to travel but you don’t want to go to just any place, but to an exotic, distant place. The problem is that nobody wants to accompany you because they say it is dangerous or that it is far away. You have doubts, fear to feel alone.
Finally you end up joining others because you do not dare to travel alone. You have lost the opportunity. Sound familiar? Yes, it also happened to me several times. But when I was about to graduate from university, the opportunity arose to travel to Germany to study exchange. At first I thought about how unfortunate it was going to be because no one was with me and I was going to be alone all the time.
Why should you go on a trip by yourself?
1.- You will know yourself
In 20 or 30 years of your existence you may not have known yourself well enough. I was very shy some time ago, but thanks to the trips I’ve made over the last few years I’ve been able to get to know myself better and get rid of those stupid fears and limiting beliefs that held me back so much.
Your work doesn’t allow you too much time to look for what really makes you happy. The only concerns you will have on a solo trip will be the ones you impose on yourself, not the ones your boss imposes on you.
2.- You will feel absolute freedom
If you go alone you will have more than enough time for yourself and really find out what you like and don’t like to do. There’s nothing more pleasant than doing what you want and when you want. Is there? Travelling with someone depends on the other person, or if you travel with several people even worse. On the other hand, in solitary you depend only and exclusively on yourself. In other words, you will experience the most absolute freedom.
You will be able to make the plans you want, when you want, where you want, how you want. But the best thing is that you will be able to change them whenever you want.
3.- You will meet incredible people
Obviously you’re not going to be alone all the time in ON introspection mode, if you get it, you’re a machine. The truth is that you will be willing to engage in conversations much more easily than when accompanied. This will improve your social skills exponentially.
People who see you alone and unprotected (especially if you are a woman) will find it much easier to “break the ice”, and they will talk to you perhaps without you opening your mouth.There is something very interesting, and that is that people who travel alone often share the same values and characteristics:
- They want to enjoy every moment discovering and learning new things.
- Are independent and enjoy their own company
- They tend to be people of great emotional intelligence.
- Some of these people can become lifelong friends. Personally, I am lucky enough to have made very good friends in many countries and now I could perfectly go around the world visiting them.
4.- You can fall in love… or not
Yeah, these things happen and more often than people think. The good thing about these trips is that, as I mentioned in point 3, you will see that you share values with these people. Get to know them. So make friends, both locals and other travelers, and go out with them. Don’t close doors, because you never know what might happen, maybe you’ll find the love of your life on that trip!
Another great thing about these trips is being able to enjoy with greater freedom one of life’s greatest pleasures: sex. If you both have a good time, go ahead with it and don’t deprive yourself of the good sex of one night, another advantage of traveling alone.