Traveling solo for the very first time could be a nerve-wracking experience for some, but it could be the most enriching thing to go for.
Solo travel is a fantastic way for women to enrich your independence and strengthen communication skills. You have to muster up the courage to walk up to people and ask for directions to your next destination. Your family and friends won’t be there for you to navigate to your hotel or the airport.
Below are 10 reasons women need to solo travel. Don’t be afraid to travel alone, you can learn about yourself and your surroundings at the same time. And you can ralease any prejudices and preconceived notions you may have about the country and the people you’re going to visit.
1. Gain Independence
Want to become more independent? Traveling solo means, you are responsible for you. You can’t lean on your relatives. You need to ask for directions. You need to fumble through speaking in a foreign language even if you’re not fluent in it. You need to figure out where to eat. Travel by yourself and independence is yours.
2. Be More Confident
If you lack self-confidence, it can cripple your life and spirit. You are in charge of everything, and there is no worries on pleasing anyone or compromising on whatever you want.
3. Learn Negotiation Skills
Solo travel teaches you negotiation skills. Some retailers and street vendors expect you to negotiate. Don’t worry, you’ll learn it by experience, and don’t worry if you stumble over negotiations. You’ll get better with each transaction.
4. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
How long have you been cozy in your area? Staying in the same place for long periods of time could bore you. Get out of your comfort zone and visit another part or out of your state, province, or country. Remember, your area is a travel destination for people.
5. Heal From a Life Changing Event
When you experience a depressing life changing event, a trip far away will ease you of your worries. You don’t have to worry about what this or person thinks. You can go wherever you want and whatever you want.
6. Learn About a New Culture
Being stuck around in one area can drive you crazy! Travel to a foreign country and get to learn the people and its history because it will expand your outlook in life.
7. Find Love
By travelling, you can meet the right person for you. By being yourself, it’s easier for people to approach you. When you are with your friends, someone who’s interested in you won’t be able to make a move because that person may be intimidated to do so, or doesn’t want to interrupt.
8. Experience the Kindness of Strangers
People are kind and helpful to those who travel alone. A positive and grateful attitude takes you far. Others look out for you, and are open to escorting you to where you want to go, like a theatre, to make sure you arrive safely.
9. Discover Things About Yourself You Didn’t Know
Travelling alone gives you opportunity to get to spend time with you. You may discover that you’re more confident than you thought. Once you return to your home, you will be able the pressure and anything that comes your way.
10. Solo Travel Saves You Money
When you travel by yourself, you only have to worry about you and your own expenses. You can rent a bike or scooter instead of paying for taxis. Better yet, you can walk, which is a good way to know the city and its people.
You can reinvent yourself. You’re free to travel where you want and when you want. But be warned, once you travel by yourself, you may discover that you have a knack for it. And who knows? Maybe it’ll open your eyes on opportunities to change careers and move to another city or country.