When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. – William Least Heat Moon
Nowadays there’s a lot of stigma and sympathy around somebody who’s alone, when people see a person sitting alone having coffee or a meal they get a whiff of our sympathy though it’s quite unasked for. When people announce that they want to embark on a journey alone, either they would be borne down with sniffs of over-loading sympathy and empathy or cajoled with ‘Oh wow, that’s good for you’.
Here are 15 reasons on why you should travel alone at least once in your life-time,
1. You can get things done from your bucket-list.
There must be something in life that you would have wanted to try almost all your life like sky-diving, under water-diving or surfing and when you travel alone you will get to do it without any strings attached.
2. You can literally do whatever the hell you want.
You might want to get drunk one-day and roam all night the other, when you’re alone you get to do it all without worrying about the interests of your partner or accomplice.
3. You can enjoy being yourself.
When you learn to be alone you learn to enjoy things in solitude and soon this will give you the trait of contentment. Believe us, this is the most wanted trait.
4. Absence makes you fonder
Staying away from close ones or relatives will make you realize their importance and place in life and your heart might actually start valuing them more. Your heart will grow fonder, loveable and will start appreciating things in life that you took for granted before.
5 . Devoid of Drama.
When you travel alone, your life and itinerary will be devoid of all drama. Sometimes a trip has the power to make or break a relationship and if it doesn’t go well, it will be the most miserable time of your life thereby wasting the amount of time and money that went into it. Embarking on journeys alone will actually make life worthwhile and will heal your heart to wait until the perfect someone actually arrives.
6. The trip can empower you in all ways.
Travelling alone can empower you and make you a better, smarter and complete person. Once you take the plunge and take the stride, you will realize being alone gives you ample advantage over others.
7. Food makes the world, a better place to live in.
No travel is actually complete without tasting the cuisine of that place and travelling alone can actually let you indulge in them without guilt. You can chomp, chomp all the way.
8. You get to meet new people.
When you travel alone, you get a chance to meet new people and if you’re an extrovert travelling alone can be the best gift of a life-time for yourself. When you’re alone, others might look more approachable and thereby you get to meet new ones and that might even be the beginning of a new chapter in your life.
9. You will get to cherish little things in life.
When you travel alone, you will get all the time in the world to cherish little things those you might otherwise miss out on in the concrete jungles. Be it the sunset, sunrise, sea, rain or even breeze you get to indulge in them all you want without the fear of being judged.
10. Live in the present and appreciate what you have.
When you meet new people you get to look at things from their perspective thereby It will make you realize how lucky you are in life and you will accept the fact that’s life is too short for regrets.
11. You will get to understand your Individuality.
When you’re alone, you get to test the waters all by yourself. You might discover a trait or a talent in your soul that lay hidden for years. Some of you might never even know, that there may be a writer or a poet hidden somewhere inside you and you only realize that when you read your travel journal after the trip.
12. Gives purpose to your life.
When you travel, you’ll be fascinated by the world around you and will make you question many things you have taken for granted in life. The best way to be happy in life is by travelling often as that might offer you a break as well give you a sneak-peek into what others don’t have and you do.
13. You become Independent.
Travelling alone will make you independent and will give you a new sense of independence and freedom that otherwise might lack in you. You can get out of emotions like being depressed, angry, confused, hurt etc. all by yourself which will make you independent and thereby make your life wholesome and happy.
14. You get to treat yourself.
Travelling alone can give you ample opportunities to treat yourself and you can make that trip a celebratory event all by itself. You can indulge yourself by checking into luxurious suites, awesome meals, get yourself an awesome dress, and buy souvenirs and what not? Expect the unexpected.
15. Make awesome memories.
You would have enough memories with friends, families, close ones and relatives but do you have memories that consist of only you? Click pictures, record videos and do all the crazy things that you always wanted to do so.
We hope we have given you enough reasons to embark on that journey that might make you re-discover life, Pack your bags and leave on a trip that you have been stalling for so long.
Enjoy the moment. Happy Living, guys!!