Why You Need to Travel by Yourself and Buy a Ticket Right Now

When I was 18 years old, I made the decision to book a ticket and fly by myself to New York City for a week. The experience was unforgettable. I was young, this was my first trip within the United States, and I was fresh into my adolescent mind.

In this post, I’m going to be talking about why you should travel by yourself..and how traveling by myself has helped me with certain things immensely.

You’ll hear yourself. What I noticed was that because I was away from everyone I knew and didn’t know anyone around me, I could hear myself think a lot more. I got to know what I liked, what I disliked, or what I thought about regarding certain situations. It was quite peaceful actually.

You are in control of your own time. When you travel alone, you don’t have to take into consideration of what other people would like to do. You don’t have to worry about someone else’s wants. If you’re just walking around and you see a restaurant you find interesting, you don’t have to think twice about going in and worrying if someone in the group wouldn’t want to eat that.

You might even save money because you’re not forced to do activities that you don’t want to do!

You learn a lot about yourself and your surroundings. One thing I love about traveling alone is the amount of people watching you do. You notice how small we actually are and how similar we all are. You get to see how a mother takes care of her child or how a middle aged man carries himself. You also notice art which speak about situations and things that are hard to say through words.

You build independence and confidence. Traveling alone might sound scary to some people, but you build a small amount, or even a large amount of independence when you do so. Heck, you might even build up the confidence to speak with a random person. It’s amazing what some alone time can do for you.

I personally think that traveling alone can be very beneficial for you. Even if you do it at a young age or when you’re 90! Life is too short to wait around for people to join you on anything you want to do. Take the risk and go alone because chances are, you might have a better time exploring the environment and yourself.

As always, thanks for joining me! I’d love to hear your thoughts and questions. Have you ever traveled by yourself? And if so, how was your experience?

9 thoughts on “Why You Need to Travel by Yourself and Buy a Ticket Right Now

  1. You make me wanna travel by myself one day, but I don’t think I’d have the confidence to be honest. But you give me hope that one day, I might have the guts to do it

  2. This is similar to living alone when my hubby goes on his deployment. I have a lot of time to self reflect and do things that I thought I would never do.

  3. I agree so much with all that you’re writing. I was 20 when I travelled abroad (to Paris) for the first time alone. It was such a life changing moment for me! Night before the trip I was so scared and nervous but I am so happy I had the guts to do that. Best 5 days of my life.

  4. Oh I definately recommend it. I always stay there in a area called Le Marais. You can walk to some of the sights from the area and there’s also good metro connections to everywhere else.

  5. I completely agree with this promise and I like hearing about your experience. I know that when I travel with or without my husband, that I have fresh eyes and a new perspective. I do like to travel alone for a little bit of time. There is something very liberating about it. I really enjoyed this post.

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