It’s just a fact of life that when you get older, it becomes more difficult to pin down a time when everyone’s free for a long-awaited holiday. Work schedules, partners and kids all contribute to the nightmare that is planning a group holiday.
So, rather than pulling you hair out trying to organise a holiday around three, four or even more schedules, how about taking charge of your own holiday and planning some solo travel? Here’s three reasons why everyone should add travelling solo onto their bucket list.
- There’s No Need to Make Compromises
There’s always that one friend who wants to hide away in the shade when you’re enjoying the sun, or is too scared to do that activity you’re desperate to try out, or refuses to try the local food… Travelling solo means that you get to do whatever you want to, without having to make compromises.
It’s difficult to appease everyone when you’re holidaying in a group and one of the benefits of travelling alone is that you can enjoy being a little selfish– you’re paying for the holiday after all, so you can do what you want to do!
- You Can Make New Friends
Whether this is like-minded travellers who you bump into during your adventures or the friendly locals that you meet on the way, travelling alone can make you more open to meeting new people and you may even establish friendships you’ll want to keep for years to come.
If you’d prefer to have a solo travelling experience but with likeminded people and an experienced guide, take a look at what adventure holidays for single travellers are available. For example, the holidays with Trek America contain 75% of solo travellers – so you can meet people who are in exactly the same position as you are.
- A Bit of Alone Time is Healthy
Let’s face it – how often are we actually alone? On average, our technology-obsessed generation spends 90 minutes a day on their phone. That’s 23 days a year and 3.9 years of a lifetime! We almost always have our phones by our sides, even on holiday – searching for a WiFi hotspot so we can send messages on WhatsApp, uploading photos to Instagram, tagging ourselves on Facebook.
Finding some alone time within our busy lifestyles is rare and that’s why being a lone traveller can be so liberating. By unplugging, you can experience the culture and meet the people, rather than just trying to capture the perfect image for your social media. That way, you can truly grow from the experience and reflect on your life at home.
So, what are you waiting for? Don’t wait months to find a time to suit everyone – book your solo adventure today and you can start sampling new cultures, tasting local delicacies and meeting new people – all without any compromises.