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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Traveling Alone At Least Once


Have you ever been on vacations alone? Without the comfort and ease of having friends and family along? If the answer is no, then it is high time you decide to embark on this exciting journey.As scary as it may sound, traveling alone has many benefits and can lead to a whole change in the way you think. Still not sold on the idea? Let us give you some more reasons why traveling alone is just the thing you need right now. 1.     Gaining Independence and Becoming Empowered If you have never traveled anywhere alone, then you haven’t truly gained the independent you think you possess. You may reason that you live in your own home, manage your own finances and practically do everything on your own, then why does traveling make such an impact on independence? The answer is simple; until and unless you are completely on your own, without the support or security of help from your loved ones, you don’t truly know what it’s like to rely on no one but yourself. And that is true independence. The thing is when you are separated from the concept that there is someone out there to rescue you, or tell you what to do in a specific situation; you actually come to terms with the fact that you are the only one who gets to decide what needs to be done. This may not seem like the best thing to you, but this is what independence is all about, having to make do with your own decisions and judgments. This is one of the most empowering thing that you will ever feel. It will be a little difficult or even confusing the first time you do it, but you will eventually realize that you are completely capable of doing anything and handling any scenario on your own, without even the advice of your loved ones. Try it; you will be surprised by the rush of joy and power that you experience. 2.     Interacting with New People    When you travel with your friends, family, partner or even colleagues, you never really get the chance to familiarize with complete strangers. Traveling alone gives you the perfect opportunity to do that. Imagine sitting in a cafe or restaurant and striking up a conversation with a random stranger. You never know, this may just be the person that you needed to talk to in that particular time. Not only do you get the chance to make new friends, you might also find your soul mate or a new love. Another great thing about striking conversation with strangers is that you get to experience a different point of view. They may share their thoughts or ideas, and you will learn about how life is for them, from their perspective. If you are introvert or the kind of person who is not comfortable at the idea of interacting with new and unknown individuals, this is the time to help you come out of your cell and expand your comfort zone! 3.     Do What You Want, When You Want When you travel with others, be they the love of your life, you have to consider going to places and doing things that everyone can enjoy. This means, that if you had some other plans about what you wanted to do on the much needed vacation, or certain places that you like but the other people don’t, you have to set them aside in favor of everyone’s entertainment. But traveling alone gives you the choice to do what you want, when you want and how you want! You can roam the streets or hitch-hike a ride, visit the museum or go on a roller coaster, eat nothing but ice cream all day, or lie in bed and sleep for as long as you like. There is nobody but yourself you have to think about. The luxury of traveling alone can never be compared to anything else. You don’t even have to make small talk or think of where your loved one might be. Shop till you drop or hide in a library; traveling alone means you can literally do anything your heart desires. 4.     The Time to Let Go If you had been going through some hard times, or if there have been certain issues that have been burdening your soul, this trip alone is the perfect opportunity to let go of all the hurt and pain. Remind yourself that there is nothing in the world that can break you, so long as you are on your side. Let the past go and enter the future with hope and positivity. You can also talk to random strangers and let out some of the angst that has been building inside you. This does not mean you pour your heart out to someone, just that you let go of everything that has been hovering over your life like a dark shadow. 5.     Get In Touch With YOU! This is best advantage of traveling alone. You get the much needed ‘YOU’ time. You don’t have to think about anything but yourself. Talk to yourself, think about all that you have been setting aside and give yourself the time and attention you have been craving for the longest time. Reconnect with yourself, find out who you truly are and become the person you want to be. When you are alone in a new city, you get to fall in love with ‘you’ and discover yourself all over again, without the hindrance of obligation, duty or responsibility. You may never again have the chances to take care of yourself like this ever again. Now are you convinced about why traveling alone once in your life is integral? Do plan a trip, and see yourself get released from all the negativity and fatigue of daily life. You will come back a new person who is happier, energetic and ready to take on life all over again.  

I am Shahil Shah, a traveler and blogger! I bring stories from the places for you to cherish the experiences of my travel. Stay tuned!”

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