When many of us envision travelling, we imagine foreign cities and great friends. But travelling needn’t happen in groups or pairs. Although a strange concept to some, travel can be fun without the company of others. Not to mention, it makes trips planning easier.
If you have an introverted personality, solo travel can help you acquire new skills and find comfort in independence. Related to these benefits, there are three reasons to venture into the world alone:
- Solo travel allows you to soak in experiences at your own pace and without influence;
- Solo travel teaches self-confidence and develops new interests that can improve home life;
- Solo travel lets you reinvent yourself daily without social repercussions or adjustments.
Tips for Making Solo Travel More Enjoyable
If you have yet to embrace solo travel, there are ways to ensure your first trip succeeds. Use the following tips as brainstorming points to build your perfect itinerary.
#1: Take Your Time
Many solo travellers prefer the nomadic lifestyle—never staying put for more than a night. While a great strategy for discovering more a region, it limits the amount of socializing one can do. Maybe that’s the point, but introverts can learn to interact easier with others if given enough time in one place.
#2: Join a Tour or Meetup
Just because you’ve chosen to travel alone does not mean you want total isolation. Some solo travellers like participating in group activities to meet new people, see new things and learn new interests.
#3: Bring Activities
For downtime, consider the following activities:
- And outdoor fitness.
#4: Dine Big at Lunch
Sometimes dinner can be an uncomfortable experience for solo travellers. Sitting in a restaurant without a partner can feel awkward, especially in busy establishments. To avoid this problem, plan your biggest meal at lunch when it’s more common for people to eat out alone.