Solo travelling is a lot cooler than you think. It’s for badass travel peeps rocking sunglasses on a mission for self-discovery and exploration of new lands! It’s empowering, and fulfilling. It’s something you’ll cherish as time passes… “Once upon a time when I was younger in Maui, I …..” Ya mon!
My Top 4 Things I Learned While Solo Travelling:
1. BE SELFISH
You get to be selfish in a world that frowns on this word. Being selfish is actually a good thing. You get to wake up and do what you want, when you want. Do you want to sleep in? Are you lazy and want to spend the entire day at the beach? Do you want to eat a second croissant in Paris and not be judged? Yes, yes, yes!!! Do whatever that pretty heart of yours desires, because this is your trip and you can do anything you like. There are no rules, no timetable, and no one to report too. Enjoy!
2. EMBRACE EVERYTHING
When I solo travel, I embrace everything. Or at least I’d liked to think I do… 😛 What does this mean? When I am walking down the streets, I’m paying attention to my surroundings of what is happening, listening to conversations and sounds, looking at the architecture, and really admiring the details. When you travel with people, you are of course paying attention to these details too, however you most likely will be having a conversation and that leads to distractions of observing the present moment.
3. MEET COOL PEOPLE
When you travel alone, you meet a lot of cool people whether it’s at hostels, or locals out. When you solo travel, I find it’s easier to spark up a conversation. “Hey, where are you from? My name is Elaine. Where are you travelling?” etc etc.
4. FEEL EMPOWERED ( BADASS!!)
You gain independence, gain character, and feel like you can accomplish anything in the world from solo travelling. You feel empowered knowing you can book a flight, pick-up and travel anywhere in the world. It’s an awesome feeling! Whenever I am flying back home, there is a moment when I think to myself, “That was a magical journey. I did it.”
Let me know is the comment box below any of your solo travel experiences, how you feel about it, or any questions.