The Joy of Solo Travel!

The spirit of travel cannot be isolated from human beings. We’ve been hunter-gatherers ever since the dawn of our civilization. But alas, our eagerness to explore new territories, to witness unforeseen sights, and to learn about new cultures has fizzled out overtime.
Our society has (d)evolved into a crowd of weekend cavalcades who rarely explore beyond the set boundaries.

THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO DISMANTLE THIS ATTITUDE.

This is my attempt to remind you of an old (yet new) way to see the world—– Solo Travel.
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Solo Travel is the best way to travel. The last decade has seen a substantial increase in the number of travellers willing to explore the world sans companions. But still, there’s a long way to go.

Here is my list of reasons for “Why you should travel alone” :

1. IT’S THE BEST WAY TO KNOW THYSELF:

What kind of a person are you? How do you react to challenging situations? How well do you adapt to your ever altering surroundings?

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Probably the best way to discover the answer to these questions is to take a Solo backpacking trip across Andaman.

2. BE YOUR OWN GOD:

Arguably, the most cherished advantage of travelling alone is the spirit of freedom that comes with it. You are no longer depend on your companion’s schedule to visit someplace magical. Also, no one is there to influence your plans.
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Your Time, Your Rules, Your World!

3. LEARN ABOUT THE DIFFERENT CULTURES OF THE WORLD:

Another important merit of going solo. It provides an exclusive opportunity to observe and appreciate the differences between various cultures of the World.
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4. THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN SPOIL YOUR PLANS IS YOU!

The entire journey’s success depends on your mood. You have the sole power to turn your travels into an experience of a lifetime. No one can take that away from you. Only you can wreck the caravan of experiences!

5. IT’S THE BEST WAY TO HEAR UNKNOWN STORIES ABOUT PLACES:

Every place has a story to tell. All you need to do is discover it!
During my travels, I’ve discovered a plethora of anecdotes, about places and people, that are worth knowing about.

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Discover the magical world of folklore by travelling solo!

6. YOU’D MEET AMAZING AND LIKE MINDED PEOPLE:

You’d get a chance to meet and interact with people who share your wanderlust. The problem with travelling in groups is that such interactions are nearly impossible.
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Solo-travelling is the Answer!

7. IT’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN NEW PERSPECTIVES:

The NEWS stories are often one sided. You must interact with the locals to know their side of the coin. You’ll gain unique perspectives about lives of the people only once they open up with you.

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8. YOU GET THE BEST IDEAS WHILE TRAVELLING ALONE:

Travelling alone has a very important perk- it connects you with your own self. It enables a multi-dimensional thought process, and thus, allows you to make better decisions. Consequently, it is quite possible to get a life changing idea while travelling alone!
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Go out there and CHANGE the World!

-Vibhav Bisht


The author is a hardworking lazy-ass! He loves to travel though!
Feel free to disturb his naps on Twitter and Facebook.

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  1. Pingback: Guest Post: The Joy of Solo Travel | Unexpected Wanderlust

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