Most of the people think that traveling with friends, family or a partner is the only way to bring fun and enjoyment in your tours. Although it is an amazing thing to travel with your family or friends but traveling solo to explore the beauty, culture or history of a new place is something which you must experience once in your entire life. Solo traveling is something which brings excitement and confidence all along. As more people started to pack their backpacks as more the trend of solo traveling is growing with every day. Solo traveling is not only a perfect opportunity to explore the world but can also be an amazing opportunity to improve your personal growth in the best possible way. Being a solo traveler is just amazing and it will help you to learn a lot while traveling around the world alone.

Even at times, I also said the things like it would never be enjoyable to be alone on a trip but only before I planned to take a solo trip. For years I dreamed about hopping into a plane and to disappear in the horizon. My first trip by myself was everything for me what it could supposed to be, wonderful, excited, nervous and terrifying. It was my very first time to travel alone internationally however, it was an extreme comfort zone departure and it barely took 24 hours to me to realize that I was not only fine but I was thriving too.

Since then I have traveled a lot even with partners and alone but there are a lot of things which I learned from my solo traveling and I love to recommend solo traveling to everyone who ever dreamed about to explore the world with full freedom and confidence in the best possible way.

Although I have learnt a lot of the things from traveling alone around the world but there are some key lessons which I learned while traveling alone. Do you want to know what I learned from my solo travels? Have a look at the following information to get a better idea about the things in this regard:

1. The World Is Not So Scary

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Humans are everywhere. From Spain to India or Colombia to Lebanon, you will meet people who are truly incredible, quick to smile and always ready to help. Despite the facts what media is saying the entire world is perfectly beautiful, safe and amazing to explore. During my entire traveling experience, I observed one thing the most and that is people all around the world want to do good and always ready to help everyone whether they know someone or not. People love to help more to travelers and genuinely want to serve them with their best.

Even more, the most amazing and the best thing about traveling is that it helps the travelers to learn to be open-minded, allows them to see the world with positive eyes and helps them to break down stereotypes in the best possible way. Although it is true that bad things can also happen somewhere but just think whether these are the only bad things which are happening everywhere, never. It is because the percentage of such things is tinniest which can let you avoid them and the enjoyment, fun, and beauty of the world can occupy your mind and soul on a quick basis.

By being on solo travels I learned to be comfortable in the most uncomfortable situations too because if you want to explore something then you have to be comfortable with every situation you are facing. The world is entirely beautiful and can let you be amazed by the things which you can ever see around you in the best possible way.

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2. It Is Easy to Interact with People and Make Friends

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Everyone is aware of the fact that how rewarding it is to make new friends. But have you ever thought about to make friends far away from your place? Well, it is quite easier to interact with new people and to make new friends when you are traveling alone. You will not only get a chance to make a group with other solo travelers to explore the place more where you are at present but also can get an opportunity to build a positive relationship with locals. People from every place are almost the same and they are highly welcoming and helping. They love to interact with the travelers and can make you engaged with the more amazing things with ease. 

3. You Can Face Your Fears

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Most of the people in the world have some fears. It can be a fear of height, dear of water, fear of being alone, fear of spiders and a lot more than these. Once I also had a fear of height but most interestingly traveling alone helped me to trust myself and helped me to face my fear in the best possible way. Most of the people would be fearful while stepping into the new place, new experience or new culture.

The beauty of traveling alone is that it will force you to learn something new and will force you to be yourself. The good thing which you will find by being in front of the new people is that you are not alone with the fears you have. It is because there are some other people too which are having the same fears. There is no fast cure than traveling alone to overcome your fear because there is no way than to face these and when you will do so they will stop to control you.

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4. Alone Time Is Always Healthy

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Another best thing which I have learnt by traveling alone is it is quite healthy to be alone with yourself. You can stay relaxed when you are away from the needs of people and their expectations. By being on solo travel you will be able to find more time for yourself. You will learn to love yourself and your own company. You will be able to spend time exploring yourself which will boost your self-esteem in the best possible way.

Most of the people think that they will feel lonely on solo travels but actually, it is not so. It is because we spend a lot of time with others and it can be therapeutic to step away from the people and spend some free time. Enjoy your own company and keep yourself away from a hectic work routine, ringing your phone or vibrating your phone to get notifications. By being with you, you do not have to keep checking your phone instead it would be perfect to identify what you want to do and what you should try to experience a change in the best possible way. While you are traveling alone you have a peace that you do not have to take care of anyone else and you have a chance to enjoy as per your own demands.

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5. You Can Learn to Trust Your Instincts

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I will not lie, it becomes quite easier for you to guess yourself when you are accompanying yourself. When you are traveling alone then you have to rely on yourself. Whether you have to read maps, find best flight offers, find the best things to do, or pick up an essential item for you. You have to do this all by yourself. By being on solo travel you can easily learn to utilize resources to find the best services for you whether these are the best flight offers or the best place to visit. Solo traveling can empower you. You can learn about your likes and dislikes more. By caring myself, figuring what I want and managing the things on my own made me more confident, strong and assured about myself.

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CONCLUSION

Without any doubt, there is no person in the entire world who do not love to travel around the world to explore new places in the best possible way. To enjoy an amazing trip, it is never important for you to look for a partner at all. You may have seen various people around who are afraid of traveling alone or push the responsibilities by saying that they would be so bored by themselves if they are going to plan a solo journey and its way more important to have a friend alone. Well, it is not right for every time or at least not necessarily. Traveling alone is the way more exciting.

References:
  • https://www.doyouyoga.com/5-things-i-learned-from-traveling-alone-47196/
  • https://ordinarytraveler.com/lessons-learned-from-traveling-solo
  • https://www.acanela.com/blog/2018/3/16/5-things-i-learned-about-myself-while-traveling-alone
  • https://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/13-things-learned-about-traveling-alone.html