Advantages of Solo Travel

Traveling solo is not for everyone. I will be the first one to admit that sometimes it gets lonely, and I most definitely have soul-crushing moments where I wish I had someone with me to experience certain things with. 

All that being said however, I do truly enjoy traveling on my own. 

Mostly because I get to set my own schedule. If I choose to sleep in, greaaaat. I don't have to worry about someone getting frustrated with me for having a lazy morning. If I stand in the same spot for 30 minutes trying to get the PERFECT shot of a sunset, I'm not wasting anyone's time but my own. 

Another perk of traveling solo is that you learn to trust yourself. My confidence in my abilities to overcome obstacles (this is my fancy way of saying I get lost a lot and somehow I don't manage to die) has grown exponentially since I began venturing out on my own. The more you travel on your own, the more you learn about yourself. 

By default, you also become more social. Because you don't have any one else as a buffer, you get to know the people around you. Whether that is the people you are sharing your hostel dorm with, the people on your tour, or just people on the street when you ask for directions... If you told 15 year-old me that I would be walking up to total strangers and introducing myself on a regular basis, she would laugh in  your face.

I am also an extremely indecisive person. I changed my mind three times before I decided on coming to Brighton for my four-day weekend. First it was Paris, then Bristol, briefly Ireland. Finally, the night before my long weekend I went to book my transportation and accommodation and said 'screw it' and decided on Brighton. I like the freedom of being able to make split second decisions like that. 

And I guess that's really what I'm trying to say. The bottom line is that I love having the freedom that comes with Solo Travel. I love knowing that my adventures are mine and mine only, and that I don't have to worry about factoring anything else in. 

I hope you enjoyed this post, and leave me a comment below and tell me why YOU love solo travel! Or why you hate it... Or if you've never done it but wanted to try!


  1. It's so awesome that you are confident enough to travel all on your own. I don't know if I would be brace enough! Also, "This is my fancy way of saying I get lost a lot and manage not to die" - I snorted out loud at that! So funny!

  2. Did you take all those shots? Photos look soooo amazing!

  3. I agree with all of this and I also think everybody should try at least once to travel solo!

  4. Love this!!! It is very true.
    Being alone in Alberta made me become a little more social an reach out to people I don't know.

    I am super proud of you!

  5. Traveling with others can sure be difficult and frustrating! I love to travel with just the husband or very close friends, otherwise it is just chaos with too many people and opinions!


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