Want to travel solo? You’re not the only one.
People ask me ‘Why are you traveling solo? Aren’t you lonely? Scared? Is it safe?’
It can be scary traveling alone, especially when you’ve never done it before. But, if you keep putting off your trip, because you’re waiting for someone to join you, you’re wasting a lot of precious time.
Solo travel gives you the ultimate sense of FREEDOM. Can you beat that with staying home?
To me, the thought of growing old without experiencing what you really want from life, eliminates the fear and drives me to GO.
Travelling and moving abroad on my own has transformed my life. Don’t get me wrong, every move has its challenges to overcome, but there’s something SPECIAL about doing it on your own.
Below are 5 reasons why I travel solo, and you should too.
If you prefer to watch, then this video is for you.
1- Others’ schedules
Traveling by yourself means you don’t have to rely on anyone else’s schedule to plan your trip. It’s just your agenda you have to look at, nobody else’s. Having to wait until the other person is available can either take a long time, or sometimes even result in not going at all.
You want to go and when you’re solo you can go whenever it suits you, and your schedule only.
Go WHEN you want. Go WHERE you want. Do WHAT you want and HOW you want.
You are FREE to choose everything the way you want it. No need to consider anybody else’s wishes but your own.
Being abroad on my own, I can sleep as long as I feel like and get up when I want. Sometimes I feel like long walks, or just sit on a bench and observe other people. I can choose to eat out or buy food and cook a meal, I can eat early or late, but I’ll always eat exactly what I like. Sometimes I want to explore a city, scroll the streets and I can walk into the shops I like and as long as I like. Sometimes I feel like talking to others and sometimes not, and I’m free to choose those moments.
The freedom you have is hands down the greatest advantage of traveling solo.
Freedom, liberty, independence, free hand, free rain, you name it, it’s all yours!
3- Problem solving skills
Solving problems comes easier and easier because you’re growing that skill daily. Being abroad, you’ll be making many decisions on your own, which helps you in conquering challenges easier and quicker each time.
You have to find your way around, often through getting lost first. You have to find food, a place to sleep, a place to work, people you want to meet, etc. Living abroad includes many steps and many important decisions you can read more about in this book.
Every time you have to figure out your next step and every time you’ll develop your problem solving skills.
Traveling by yourself, no matter where you go or what you do, it will change you.
Relying on yourself every step of the way, you can only count on yourself. You overcome challenges and because you have to face fears, your confidence gets a huge boost every time.
Being abroad alone, you have to talk to strangers, you have to navigate new roads, you have to enter new buildings, you have to taste new foods and drinks. This can be a challenge, but since there’s nobody else, you step over your initial fears and you conquer it…on your own!
The victory is all yours too! Wohooo!
This confidence you gain abroad is life changing and that’s also the reason I wrote my first bestseller. You learn, you grow, you develop yourself and your confidence is highly awakened!
5- Make Friends:
There is this misconception that you’d be completely alone on a solo trip, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Traveling on your own you’ll find out quickly that there are endless opportunities to meet people, easily!
While some prefer to be alone, you can actually create a lot of new friendships on your journey. Being solo, you’re more approachable and connections often happen naturally. From the moment you step into the airport to begin your journey, to arriving at your destination, and exploring your new area, you’ll learn that you only have to be alone when you choose to be.
Meeting new people can happen in the supermarket, on the train, sitting on a bench, a tour bus, in a dance class or at the gym. You can choose to connect with locals, expats, travelers, and through social media, or meetups. If you lack ideas or want to have clear actionable techniques to use right away, simply check out ‘’How to make friends in a new city’’, a course that shows you exactly how.
Be creative and most of all have FUN!
Watch the video ‘5 reasons to travel solo’ here.
Are you ready to go on a new journey?
Traveling solo and living in many different countries is the BEST experience of my life. I hope this list of benefits has inspired you to go and took away some of your doubts or fears. There is an endless list of benefits and I want to help spread the inspiration that solo travel is worth trying and doing. If you decide to begin your journey, you’ll want to check out this video ‘What you need to know about solo travel’, tips and hacks that will help you as a solo traveler.
Remember solo travel represents freedom, independence, liberty and it’s there if you want it.
If you haven’t checked it out, here are the 5 reasons to travel solo in a video.
Bonus Video: How to make friends in a new city.
Using all the ingredients of this course, I have met amazing people and made friends all around the world, and so can you.
Enjoy your Life Abroad!
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I look forward to staying in touch with you, and sharing more information about traveling abroad.