Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Five reasons to travel solo: #5 Personal growth

Finally, here is my top reason why you should consider travelling solo. As Leyla from Women on the Road pointed out in her comment on my first post, the greatest benefit of travelling solo is that it boosts your confidence and helps you grow. Travelling solo is when you really find out what you're made of. With no one else to rely on, you must learn to trust your own instincts and make your own decisions. Things of course will go wrong – remember I wound up in hospital on my last solo trip – but it's these very challenges that'll make you stronger. And with every new hurdle you conquer, your confidence will grow as you discover that you're far more capable than you ever imagined you could be.

Happy travelling!


Anonymous said...

Nice list. I love traveling solo for the same reasons probably. It does force you to socialize, make decisions and learn to talk to your backpack :P

Anonymous said...

I've only traveled solo. It's the really the best way to know a place, see a place.

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