Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone At Least Once In Your Life

From finding your independence to forging new connections, there are definitely some worthwhile benefits to traveling solo.

The thought of being by yourself in a foreign place can sound daunting to many people. What if you get lost? Is it safe? Won’t it get lonely?

Yet more and more people have been taking the leap to travel solo, proving that it has its own advantages. Here are just some of the reasons why you should grab the chance and go on your own ideal getaway.

READ ALSO: Satisfying Wanderlust: These Are The Top Travel Destinations For Filipinos In 2023

Independence and Freedom

From the moment you start planning your trip to when it’s time to leave, every decision is up to you. It’s a big task, but on the bright side, there’s no one to argue or compromise with when it comes to deciding where to go and what activities to try.

This makes the trip all about you and your preferences. You don’t need to wait around for someone to go with, you can make it happen whenever it works for your schedule. Seize the opportunity when you can and have that liberating experience you’ve always dreamed of.

Planning your next trip
Image by Element5 Digital via Pexels


It takes a good amount of bravery to step out of your comfort zone all by yourself. But even if you’re scared or nervous, planning ahead will give you the confidence to embark on your journey.

Research your destinations ahead of time so you’ll be prepared for whatever comes at you. Even when you come across obstacles, knowing that you can overcome them on your own will definitely give you a confidence boost.

Looking out the airplane window
Image by Jason Toevs via Pexels


Traveling solo is the perfect chance to get in touch with yourself. You can take your time alone to reflect on life and think in peace. Based on your experiences, you’re also bound to find out the things you like and the things you’d want to avoid next time you travel.

Making decisions based purely on your preferences, without anyone else’s opinion, will help you discover things you may not have noticed about yourself. Solitude doesn’t have to be lonely, not when you have yourself for company.

Solo traveler
Image by Sharmaine Monticalbo via Pexels


Even though you set off on your own, it doesn’t mean you can’t make friends on your trip. Foster these new connections and you can make unforgettable memories with new people.

Strike up a conversation with other travelers while having breakfast at your hotel, befriend the people in your tour group, or even check out apps that help connect like-minded explorers with each other.

Traveling lets you get to know people you may not have ever met otherwise. Meeting travelers from all over the world also opens up opportunities to learn about other cultures.

Banner image by Tranmautritam via Pexels.

Shop for LIFESTYLE ASIA’S magazines through these platforms.
Download LIFESTYLE ASIA’s digital magazines from:
Subscribe via [email protected]