Travelling alone might seem a daunting and crazy idea. It probably is, but here’s some reasons to travel alone ranging from the simple pleasures to the life-changers:
1. What do we want? Travel! When do we want it? Now!
There’s is no time like the present. How long will you have to wait for a trusted friend, family member or partner to be ready to travel with you? Just because you have no one to travel with doesn’t mean you should miss out on something amazing.
When in doubt, always read some inspirational Pinterest quotes:
2. You seem baddass doing it
“Aren’t you scared?” and “Aren’t you shitting yourself?” are the most common responses you will have had when telling people you’re travelling alone. Just tell them: “Bitch please, I know no fear.” Stories of your bravery will be passed on through generations to come.
3. You can be totally selfish
You only have yourself to think about. You don’t have to cater to someone else’s hunger, happiness, bladder, blah, blah, blah. The only bladder that matters here is yours.
4. Toe selfies
Taking pictures of yourself with a spectacular view is not always easy when you are on your tod. Thankfully, toe selfies have become popular among social media obsessed travellers. Take it a step further by playing a game of hotdogs or legs.
5. If you have nothing to lose
Sometimes life throws nasty things at us but sometimes those nasty things can encourage you to make a change and live life the full. Are you going to sit at home and mope about it? No! Get out there.
6. To meet new like-minded people
There are people just as mad as you out there travelling alone. Meet them! Rather than staying in your little clique or keeping yourselves to yourselves, you are forced into making new friends when travelling alone because, well, you have no one else to talk to. Loserrrrr.
7. Because you want to, right?
What is the reason for reading this post all the way down to reason 7? Somewhere deep down you want to travel and you are considering doing it alone. If you were looking for a sign, this is it. Enjoy your travels!
Have another reason to add to the list? Feel free to comment below.