When most people think of an overseas adventure, they usually picture it with a group of friends, family, or with a romantic partner. However, travelling overseas alone has become a more popular option in recent years as people realise the unique benefits it has over going with a group of people.
This is not a selfish decision, as you can always go travelling with someone else at a later date. Solo travel experiences can be enriching and are not just for people who prefer to do things alone.
Let’s look at 3 benefits of solo travel.
1. A unique experience
One of the best things about solo travel is that it feels more like a movie or a video game experience. You see, hear, and experience things inside your own head rather than a shared commentary with other people. This makes the whole thing feel more like a real adventure you can get lost in.
2. Do things at your own pace
Of course, an obvious benefit of solo travel is that you won’t be delayed by companions. If you are the kind of person who likes to power through things, then travelling with people who take their time to take photos of everything will be frustrating for you. When you travel alone, you can stay as long as you feel like at a specific art exhibit, and you can stick to your schedule without waiting for others who may be less reliable.
3. Save money
When you travel solo, you can save a lot of money since you can hire much smaller rooms and potentially less lavish ones. When you travel with others, you need to accommodate their standard and wishes, but when you go alone, the choice of what you want to pay for is entirely yours.