Going in Alone: Why Traveling Alone is Okay

We all know that traveling alone can be scary, especially for those of us who normally prefer to be surrounded by familiar faces. However, you can’t always wait around for the world to make things easier for you. Sometimes you just have to get up and go. Here are a few reasons why traveling alone is better for you than you might imagine!

just Go for it...

No matter where you plan on going, whether it's nearby or a different continent, there’s no reason to hold back. Half the fun of going somewhere new is looking forward to new experiences. While it might seem like a really, really big first step, it’s always worth it! It’s normal to be a nervous at first, but that doesn’t mean that it’s going to all come falling down.

You don’t always need someone...

Sometimes, going in alone is the best thing that you can do for yourself. We’re all guilty of thinking about what others want before we think about ourselves, but remember it’s okay to be selfish sometimes. When you’re traveling with one other person, you have to think about their needs and go along with their plans even if it’s not ideal. Fortunately, when you’re just in it for you, the tables turn and you're suddenly in control. You can do whatever you want and go wherever you want. 

Have a little more faith...

The world is big, and there’s no telling what can happen, but that’s one of the best parts. It’s all one big adventure, and there’s no telling what can happen if you just take a little leap of faith. Not everyone is out to get you, and that should never be the thing that’s holding you back from doing what you really want. People can surprise you in pleasant ways, and traveling alone is a great way to finally see that.

The more you see, the more you know...

Traveling is all about learning new things, even if it’s not so much about the place, but more about you. We all have those little moments in life that make us or break us. Action is characters so take action! And if you fail, if it all falls apart, then you can say that you tried. Everything is either a lesson or a blessing. Be brave enough to try it out, and you’ll probably be surprised about what you learn.

Get out of your comfort zone... 

There’s nothing worse than being stuck in a rut! Believe it or not, you don’t need a partner in crime to step outside of what you know. If it’s seems like a little too much, it might be one of the best things that you’ll ever do. Change is never a bad thing, even if it’s just for a couple of nights. A change of scenery can be better for the soul than anything else. Think of it like a breath of fresh air, but even more than that, it’s a chance to test your limits. When you get back, you’ll feel like a brand-new person.

Why not?...

There’s only so many excuses that we can all make. Some of these excuses are more reasonable than others, but the worst life to live is one where you never take chances, or make changes. It’s so much more than going out there and doing it, but it’s enjoying the most of life, and living it to the fullest! There are so many things to see and do and learn, and why not start right now? Take baby steps, but don’t be so afraid to fall that you never jump off in the first place.

- Josie Griffith


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