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Solo Travel: Why Facing the World Alone Can be a Good Thing

Solo Travel: Why Facing the World Alone Can be a Good Thing

Don’t let your dreams of travelling the world fall by the wayside because you may not have a travelling companion at the current time.

The Benefits of Travelling Alone

  • Travelling on your own may not seem like much fun, but it does have its advantages. Some of these are:
  • Travelling solo can offer you a greater sense of flexibility , allowing you the opportunity to do what you want, when you want.
  • Travelling solo offers you a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, gives you the freedom to mingle easily and allows you to join others in fun and exciting activities (such as tours and sightseeing) without concerns about whether or not your travelling companion would want to partake in them.
  • A solo adventurer can certainly travel lighter with fewer distractions or side adventures for another traveller.
  • The solo travellercertainly has a greater amount of free time and can come and go faster, for the most part.
  • Solo travel allows you the opportunity to have time to yourself and reflect on who you are and what you want. You don’t need to worry about anyone else, but you.
  • Travelling alone gives you ultimate freedom in planning as you can make your holiday as big or small as you want. You don’t need to cater for what anyone else wants to do, how much they can spend, or how much time they can get off work.

Tour Groups are Accommodating

  • Tour groups often are accommodating for the group member travelling by themselves. You are often appointed a particular guide who makes sure you are getting the services that you need.
  • Accommodations at lodgings are often a double room for single use and this arrangement allows for the solo adventurer to have plenty of room.
  • The solo traveller is considered an active part of the tour group and the size of the group is often limited so that each member feels a part of the collective whole.

Small Numbers and Big Rewards

Being a part of a small tour group also lends itself to a few advantages also. A small group can tour private homes or selected areas more easily than a large unknown group of people or an unknown individual which allows you to engage in a richer, and more authentic travelling experience of the local area.

As you can see, travelling alone may not prove to be the negative experience you may have imagined. In fact, travelling solo can prove to be liberating and give you the ultimate sense of freedom to truly experience and enjoy your dream destination.

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Getaway Trekking & Adventures specialises in Kokoda Track adventures.

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