Itching to travel solo but too afraid to do it? Don’t be. Travelling solo no longer means travelling alone.
With more and more singletons jetting off in search of relaxation and a break from their hectic schedules, there will always be the option to socialise when you feel like it, whilst de-stressing and discovering a new destination at your own pace. Although a daunting prospect, travelling solo could be one of the best gifts you can ever give yourself. Let Health and Fitness Travel, Australia’s only wellness travel experts, help you ease into it with the 7 perks of travelling solo.
1. Learn to like your travel companion – You!
Breaking away from the comforts of home and stresses of everyday life allows you to have space to reflect. You’ll come to understand yourself as never before; learning your weaknesses and more importantly, your strengths. Be warned, you will lose the excuse for not embracing life and instead be given new opportunities to push yourself to your limits and break your own boundaries.
2. The world is your oyster
Your holiday is yours for the taking. Let your “me” time open doors for new opportunities and take hold of your own life. You have complete control of your time to do the things you’ve been shying away from doing. Learn a new skill, achieve a personal goal, get busy with a new hobby, dive, surf, or go on an adventure!
3. No compromises
When travelling by yourself you are completely free to do what you want, when you want it. You’re able to go on holiday on your own accord, when it best suits you, and with no need to take into account other people’s commitments. You’re responsible for no one’s enjoyment but your own. Zero drama!
4. Fall in love
The world is full of things, people and places to love. Concentrate on your new surroundings and discover what your destination has to offer without it being filtered through anyone else’s perspective. Fall in love with the charm of different cultures, languages, exotic cuisine and picturesque landscapes.
5. Meet new people
On a solo holiday, the chances of meeting like-minded individuals are in your favour. Take part in group activities if you so wish, allowing you to unwind and enjoy yourself with others. You choose when to have reflective alone time and when to enjoy the company of others, giving you the refreshing benefits of friendship and solitude.
6. Gain confidence
When travelling solo, you only have yourself and your own instincts to depend on. There’s nothing like it that gives you an empowering feeling of confidence. You call the shots, make all the decisions and rely on no one but yourself.
After braving that lone journey, give yourself a pat on the back. After all, you did it on your own!
7. Become stronger, wiser
It is rarely easy. From planning your trip to keeping track of your schedule, budget, safety and belongings, it is indeed a challenging undertaking. But it is from these challenges that we allow ourselves to learn. It teaches us to be more resilient, sharpens our senses and hones our minds.
What are you waiting for? Pack your bags, travel solo and live remarkably!
For further guidance and advise, call Health and Fitness Travel on 1300 551 353 or visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com.au
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