9 Reasons to Motivate You for a Solo Trip

Travelling is always fun. We all travel with friends and family. Have you ever thought of travelling alone? You might be afraid of thinking of it at first. But travelling alone gives you the kind of experience you won’t get if you are travelling with a companion or a group.  Sometimes the best partner you can have on a trip is yourself. Here are some reasons that you make you motivate you to plan your solo trip:

Take better decisions:

Because you travel alone, you need to take care of everything. So, the clothes you would wear to the places you want to visit the mode of transportation you want to use to what you will eat while travelling. Everything! It’s you who need to decide every small and big about your tip. You will surely make mistakes but you will learn and become a better decision maker (both for next trips and your life).

It’s easy to plan:

You don’t have to “take into consideration” everyone who is on the trip. You can just pack your backpack and leave! No need to plan the trips on particular dates when everyone is free. Also, you get better at planning things.

Do things you want:

So, you don’t have to convince others to try Bungee jumping or get up early and see the sunrise just because you are interested. You can just go for it all by yourself. Guess why? Yes, you are alone on the trip! Awesome, right?

Confidence booster:

You will feel more confident once you come back. It will be surely scary when you are on your first solo trip. But, once you finish it, you will feel more confident in your daily life. These trips would remind you that you faced that shit alone!

Get assertive:

Because there is no friend or family member who can help you with a situation, you have to step up and speak! This will make you more assertive. You would be surprised to notice these changes! You’ll feel good about it.

You meet people:

How interesting and amazing it would be to meet new people, learn about their culture, eat with strangers, talk random stuff and yes, feel good about it. These interactions change you in person. You get to know about a lot of worlds in which you never lived. Your exposure to that alien world will change your way of thinking and perspective about a lot of things.


There would be no issue with the budget or sharing of expenses as you would be travelling alone. Peace!

Good at conversations:

Because you are alone, you would initiate every conversation while travelling. You would have to initiate conversations for asking route, your hotel, a good restaurant or a local attraction you can visit. Also, you would be facing language barriers. So, you could tackle them better while having the next trips and can have conversations with people who don’t know your language. Can’t even think of it now, right?

Explore yourself:

Get lost to find yourself is the most cliché travel quote you can come across. But, it holds true for solo travelling. You will learn a lot of things about yourself. You can make a note of all the things and try to improve once you are back. Note the good things as well, please.

Now that you have some awesome reasons to travel solo, plan the trip! Rush!

Jiddu Aditya

A multi-talented shy lad who loves to write, read, workout, travelling, play guitar, do photography and make the worst PJ's which can cause serious mental trouble. He is presently working with one of the Big 4 IT companies. But his real interest lies in Advertising.
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