Many of you who are reading this article think about why solo travel … you are crazy while others read this together. Like all travel needs, individual tastes, interests, and goals will care for every person traveling.
I personally prefer to travel alone, but it's all about the type of trip you take and what you plan to do … There are obviously moments in which group or couple travel is unavoidable, and of course it will still be be a great experience … all trips are. These times can be team breaks, events such as weddings or corporate events and clear for a romantic getaway or a honeymoon where I will assume you prefer not to travel alone.
Maybe you do not have a partner or maybe you do not know someone you want to travel with … but you know with all your heart you want to go, you have to go. The people who said they would not stop your trip? If so, why? Concerns about safety, this is the unknown? These questions may be in your mind, but think about it this way … does not this make you more exciting? Would not you feel more successful if you did it yourself?
Let me explain why I'm traveling alone and the reasons for it.
Avoid the drama of others
Drama is often inevitable, as all people, including myself, have some drama in their lives. However, from my experience below
A few years ago I invaded Europe and in about a week I met a group of friends for about a month. During this time, the couple who was traveling with us had a bad interruption, which in turn almost made another connection. That night, as this couple fought, the bags were cut off, the wallets were stolen, and because of the public outburst questioned by the police … and that was just the beginning of the drama, we were still experiencing Christmas afterwards. When the whole group of my friends left, I felt relieved and lifted my weight from my shoulders.
You may not want to travel alone, but if you are lonely, my recommendation is at least not to travel with a couple without at least a few other lonely people there.
Indifference of ideas
All passengers have their own ideas about what they want from their trip and so should. Compromise can be much easier in a couple and certainly travels solo, but in a group can be a nightmare. You may want to go to a museum where you always wanted to see where, like the others in your group, they just want to visit the pub.
Whoever has numbers or dominance will most likely win, which puts you in a loose situation. Yes, you can go and go to the museum, but then what your friends think about you and say about you later. You may also not be on the phone, be in another country without a SIM card, making it much harder to meet and find out when others will return, etc.
I remember the trip took us only 2 hours from the home with six boys and we had one of the worst weekends away. Some of us wanted to go on shrimp, others wanted to go somewhere else for fishing, and some of us just wanted to go to the hotel by the beach and drink. The problem was that we were all stubborn because we had only one car and two sets of keys, which sparked arguments to the left, right and center. If you travel with other people, especially for long periods of time, you have to make sure that your travel buddy is a person with whom you can live in close quarters, no matter how long you are traveling. We all have friends we know are good friends, but you can never live with them, maybe they are confused, maybe happy and the list goes on. If you can not live with them … what makes you think you can travel with them?
Bonus for the traveling solo is also that the others you meet on the road and you are the man you always wanted to be or at least be able to interact differently with others. I really believe that you meet a lot more people when you are traveling solo, because you have more reason to talk to others and you will meet more people with you, because there is no indifference to what to do.
These are four of the main reasons why I travel alone, but there are many more personal reasons, such as my independence, when my goal was to go back to Europe and do it alone. Escashism is another great cause for me sometimes with work and the same old practice you need to escape from daily grind and get only time.
Solo travel is not for everyone, and it's not about any kind of trip, but if you're on holiday and experience, then there really is nothing like a solo journey. You will not only meet more people with the same thoughts, you will be the ones you want, get independence and a sense of satisfaction, as well as avoid the absence of ideas, live in close quarters and avoid the drama of another while enjoying what you want to do on your dream holiday. That is why I travel alone.