Solo Travels

How Solo Travels Can Provide People With the Opportunity To Learn More About Themselves and Build Friendships

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After a heartbreak like losing a loved one or ending a relationship, it can be difficult to go about the usual routine. People tend to fill the void with different activities like meeting friends more frequently, playing video games, or visiting a therapist. One of the most popular trends that people get into is traveling. Going to new places with friends is always bound to bring a little more company, but traveling alone can be cathartic and open their eyes to realize there is a better tomorrow.

Usually, when people set off on their own, their first instinct is to go to some faraway place that they are unfamiliar with. While there is the option to stay somewhere they have frequently visited, the prospect of a new view can be exciting as it provides them with the opportunity to try something new. Familiarity only brings back old feelings, and that is why people often prefer a new place. However, people have to be careful about where they choose to go as spontaneous trips can often go either really bad or really well.

For people who are just starting to travel on their own, the idea of traveling to a new place can be scary. Strangers they encounter could be wolves in sheep’s clothing, which is why they need to do a little research before they take the first bus out of town. Thanks to the accessibility the internet provides, people can quickly look up places they feel they will enjoy. It is also better that these trips are planned at least two months ahead, giving them enough time to decide whether they really want to push through or not. People who plan to go to another country may need to plan a couple more months ahead so they can get fairly cheaper flights. Once they are sure, they can either plan an itinerary based on their research or just wing it and explore their new surroundings. Regardless, their plans must also revolve around their budget. 

As the days pass by and their trip draws nears, people need to consider where they will be staying. Hotels are expensive prospects, but if they have the budget, then they should definitely book one. However, one of the best things about traveling solo is the opportunity not just to discover more about themselves but the chance to meet new people. Hostels give solo travelers the chance to build friendships along the way with their shared spaces. Along the way, they might be able to form a group and experience new things together. Travelers who have been at the venue longer can share destinations that their fellow boarders might enjoy. Additionally, the prices of a hostel stay can be incredibly budget-friendly as they cost significantly less than a regular hotel.

Regardless of their age, people should be able to experience the thrills and freedom of traveling solo. They will be given plenty of time to reflect on their lives and open up doors to things they never really knew about themselves. Despite the pandemic forcing most countries to close their borders, other countries are willing to welcome tourists. Regardless, people have plenty of time to prepare for their solo travels.

References:

https://www.smartertravel.com/single-travel-tips-going-solo/

https://www.travelnation.co.uk/blog/10-reasons-why-youll-love-travelling-alone#:~:text=Travelling%20solo%20often%20increases%20your,to%20make%20you%20feel%20stronger.

https://www.hiusa.org/blog/hostelling-101/why-choose-a-hostel-over-a-hotel#:~:text=This%20is%20one%20of%20the,experiences%2C%20or%20extending%20your%20travels.

Vanessa Anderson

Vanessa is a part-time freelance writer and works as a music teacher in public school in Utah. Her love for music and reading has brought her to the blogosphere. She loves surprises and a happy-go-lucky type of woman.

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