When people learn that you are traveling alone, you may hear them judge you almost immediately. They will either see you as an empowered individual or a person with no friends. Whatever they tell, you are there to enjoy and satisfy your goal.
Traveling alone has its benefits and downsides. You surely have no one to share your good moments and no one also to uplift you when some things go wrong. But either way, it will always be you who will ultimately decide whether you go alone or with a company of someone.
The Advantages of Traveling Alone
- Traveling alone will make you more responsible and more independent. You will not depend on others on anything but yourself. There is no better way to celebrate your freedom than being alone in a far-away destination. No one will be there to tell you what you should do and not to do. All of your actions are the result of your own decisions.
- The experience of traveling alone can give you more time for self-realization. The moment can allow you to reflect on your life, and you may be able to go over the wrongs that you have done and what you have failed to do. Indeed, this experience can get you back to the right track again.
- When you are alone for some time away from your support group, you will come to appreciate what you have in your life, like your family and friends. This will help you build a better relationship with them once you are back in their company.
- When traveling with a companion, you may be missing on somethings that you are interested in doing during your tour. This is because you will have to give way to each other’s likes and dislikes. Your actions and decisions will not only be centered on your satisfaction, but you have a significant other to consider.
- You will meet and make new friends.
The Downsides of Traveling without a Companion
- Things will not always be smooth-sailing during the whole time of your travel. You will still need someone to get through it.
- You will have no one to remind you of things. You only have your two eyes to depend on. When you leave that mobile phone in a restaurant table, no one will be there to tell you so. You are lucky enough if someone will point a finger to show you that you left your mobile.
- There will be no one to prod you to wake up each morning. You will soon realize that you missed many things because you have been sleeping until noontime, not unlike when you have a companion who will remind you of your day’s itinerary.