The best thing about solo travel is that it doesn’t mean you have to be alone… or even lonely! There are so many people just like you who want to head out on their own to meet other like-minded people who share similar interests, and to meet those who are as flexible and independent as you are. Spend as much or as little time with them as you like, but the most important thing is that you are in control of your own experience.
Solo travel helps you to learn to be independent as you are faced with challenges that may be out of own comfort zone. You’ll learn to let go of control and just go with the flow, enjoying the adventure and spontaneity that many other cultures experience in the non-western world. Throw yourself into everything and anything you can, and return home a much stronger person than when you left, ready to face any future challenges with strength and clarity.
Travelling without family or friends can given you distance and a chance to put your life in perspective and look at it objectively. Time out from your day to day routine can give you clarity, and help you make further decisions about your life and what you want to do with it.
Lastly, the memories that you create during your time away will last a lifetime and make you hungry to book your next solo trip!