Your first reaction when you read the title must be “Oh no, that’s dangerous!” I don’t deny that it is true but I believe this is something that everyone needs to experience at least once. You’ll be surprised how much you like to be alone in a foreign land. There’s always challenges and obstacles when traveling solo but today; we are just going to focus on the benefits of it.
- Connect with locals
Being alone in a foreign country will make you crave human interaction, and because you don’t have a friend that can keep you sane; you will find yourself interacting and connecting with the locals instead.
- Improve language ability
Once you start interacting with the locals, you’ll eventually learn a lot of words and common phrases from their language.
- Complete freedom
There’s no one to tell you what to do, when and where to go. You have complete freedom to experience all the wonders that your trip offers. You don’t need to compromise with anyone and can enjoy the trip at your own pace. Don’t hesitate to embrace the unknown! You’ll never know that you might like it.
- Increase your confidence
If you’re the shy type then this is the best way to break out of your shell. Why? Because it helps you gain experience, knowledge and interpersonal skills. Not only that, you’ll become more independent and feel more connected to yourself.
- Cost efficient
You’re paying for one person only instead of a two-person (perhaps even more than that if you are going with a group). Obviously, your expenses will be cheaper when you go alone.
You don’t necessarily have to go somewhere far away. If you are afraid, maybe you should try traveling solo within your country. By doing that, you'll be more confident to travel solo abroad.