Are you still afraid to travel alone? What if you try it at least once?
I know it might sound bizarre for you, but I’ve had the most awesome memories in my life by travelling the world by myself.
How? I just select a country randomly in the world map where of course I haven’t been and I plan my next holiday. Of course, I always take into account time, cost and grade of danger
before deciding where to go next. But don’t think you need a degree to plan a holiday, is easier than you think.
In my opinion, there are more advantages than disadvantages by travelling alone and here I will
indicate the most relevant.
- You do whatever you want: how amazing is it if you just want to sunbathe the whole day on the beach maybe sipping a mojito or a pina colada? And your travel mate wants to go hiking instead!
- Definitely more adventure: trust me, you meet people and you go to places that with travel mate/s you would never see.
- You can easily change your plans: maybe you previously decided to visit a temple but now you want to have fun on the zipline instead. Hahaha
- Solitude: some people may feel lonely by travelling alone.
- Sharing cost: travelling alone is a bit more expensive, for example you can split the bill for the hotel room.
For example, my last vacation on the Philippines I did (of course) travel by myself and I had a fantastic time. I only booked the first three nights in a hotel in Manila and
then I planned the rest of my holiday while I was there. I went one day to Taytay volcano, then jumped on a plane to spend five days in El Nido (Palawan), then back to Luzon island for two days in Baguio to meet friends I had just met in Palawan and then two days in San Fernando.
How come? I just talked to local people for compelling suggestions without planning anything in advance. I just followed my instinct. That’s it.
Well, I hope you might find my advice useful for your next travel experience (possibly by yourself) and comment in the section below if you want to get more information.