Traveling solo might seems like a loner concept, but in all honesty it is just the opposite. This particular way of travel has been the best decision in my life! Here’s why…
When you haven’t had a decent meal in ages and your feet are killing you from walking all day, then the only person to deal with your cranky ass is You. When you have no idea where to go, 20kg on your shoulders and a dead phone battery, then the only one to save the day is You. These are the moments when you truly start to understand who you are and what you are actually capable of. It is a beautiful start to a long lasting friendship – the one you have with yourself!
Dancing until the wee hours of morning by the canals of Amsterdam with crazy Asians. Taking the hitchhiking virginity of an Ozzie with a MINI Cooper owning Italian couple on the countryside roads of Italy. Falling in love under the lights of Notre Dame when your fingers meet a fellow soul. Friends, adventure, love, these are not lines out of a book, this is what traveling solo feels like. It brings so many beautiful people into your life that it is hard to stop smiling just remembering them all right now.
And yes, who says you might not experience it all when traveling with friends or family, but will you? Will you step out of character, out of your comfort zone and let go?
You don’t feel like getting up early, going to a particular museum, eating in a fancy restaurant? Don’t worry, you don’t have to. Solo traveling entails no compromises, no arguments, no agenda. It is pure freedom to do what ever your soul craves for in that particular moment in time. So sleep in or don’t. Party or don’t. This is your adventure, you decide how it will go!
So my dear loved ones, who worry about me each time I get on a plane/train/boat, I assure you, you need not worry. Every time I travel solo, I embark on a journey filled with everything mentioned above.
Safe travels my lovelies and see you around the world 😉