Want to travel alone? You’re not the only one! It’s one of the most liberating things to do. Travelling by yourself means not being able to rely on anyone else to get the most out of your trips. It means you are left to navigate your place in the world, to embrace or shun the ever-changing call of the wild. No matter where you go and what you do, it will change you.

Here are some reasons why you should travel alone, at least once in your life:

It can improve your mental health

Travel is, without a doubt, the fastest way you can grow as a human being and turn your life into an inspired one.

You’ll become more creative

After time spent travelling abroad alone and soaking up the world around you, your creative spark will have a far deeper well to draw from when seeking inspiration!

You can be a dreamer

You’ll learn to live, to have courage, to not be afraid to listen to NO, to test yourself in a lot of respects, to challenge yourself, to learn to respect others and other cultures, to learn to listen people, to learn to be more patient, to give more value to little things, to collect moments and not things, to follow your dreams.

You’ll get to know who you really are

Solo travel is a life changing experience which makes you discover what kind of person you are. You get to know more about your own personality and what you enjoy. You learn how to get out of your comfort zone, do things on your own and sometimes you even get to surprise yourself.

You’ll learn to trust your gut

Whether it’s getting public transport or the more expensive luxury bus to go into the locals home you’ve been invited into for chai, and have no idea who they are – or not, or even as simple as to where to eat for dinner!  No decision is right or wrong and will lead you to your next adventure.

You can go at your own pace

You get to meet new people and work on your own time table. The other important thing is to not worry about taking a chill day, you don’t need to be doing something every day if you’re tired or suddenly experience anxiety.

You’ll develop an eye for spotting killer deals

If you feel like going somewhere and you found a good deal, don’t wait for someone to book with you to travel, do it by yourself! I have done many times this and it is how I manage to travel a lot and for cheap deals.