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Underrated: The Joys of Taking a Solo Trip

 

Thought it can be a little daunting if it’s your first time, taking a solo trip is empowering and can be confidence building as well as super fun. A solo trip can be a beautiful retreat from your life to rest, restore inner balance, and recharge. Here are just some of the benefits that will make you want to plan your solo getaway stat.


You can do whatever you want

This may seem obvious, but it’s worth noting just how nice it is not to compromise your vacation days with the desires of travel companions.


If you want to sit on the beach all day and only move your right pinky muscle to turn the page of your book, you totally can.


If you want to spend 8 hours in one wing at a museum...do you! You don’t have to do the obligatory things that come with traveling with someone else, and it cannot be overstated how freeing this is.


Save money (for your next solo trip!)

Traveling alone allows you to be more comfortable in affordable accommodations (you don’t need a fancy suite for just you) like a cute and cozy inn or room in an airbnb.

 

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Meeting new friends

One of the joys of solo travel is that you’re more open to your surroundings, including being likely to meet interesting people. Travel friends bring a whole new layer to the tapestry of the experience. Choosing bar seating or communal tables is a great way to meet other solo travelers and find out about little-known local gems and happenings.

 

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Reconnect + Relieve Stress

The biggest benefit of solo travel is that it gives you time away from your daily environment to actually enjoy your own company, clear your mind of the clutter that can accumulate from others (don’t spend the whole trip staring into your phone) and it is super stress relieving.


As long as you plan accordingly and make safety a priority, solo travel should be nothing but fun and invigorating. Try a solo road trip to a national park, a tropical vacation, or a destination you’ve always wanted to go to but haven’t found anyone else who shares the hankering.


Have you done a solo trip? Share your experience in the comments!

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