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12 Reasons Why Solo Travel Is The Absolute Best!

By Alicia Sharp
on  June 18, 2019

While travelling to far-flung destinations with your besties is a brilliant experience, solo travel is on a whole new level. It’s a life experience that EVERYONE should have at least once in their life (if not more!).

Travelling solo allows you to experience a destination on your own terms without the distraction, opinion or schedule of others – it becomes 110% your own travel experience.

Not convinced? Here’s 12 epic reason why travelling solo is one of the BEST ways to travel the world:

1. Your Time Will Be Entirely Your Own

Having the time and freedom to do exactly what you want, when you want is one of life’s true luxuries. Want to spend the whole day relaxing in the sun, or soaking up some culture in one of the world’s best museums? Go for it! Your time is all yours!

2. You’ll Feel Empowered AF

You can do anything you put your mind to, and solo travel will prove this to you in a way that nothing else can.

Solo Travel Sailing

3. It’s Time To Connect

The connections you’ll form can lead to some of the longest-lasting and meaningful friendships of our lives. You might meet your ultimate travel buddy, and who knows what adventures may lie ahead!

4. Oh, The Places You Can Go

Travel makes us modest, putting into perspective what a tiny place we occupy in the world. It allows us to see how others live and that there is no one way of living this crazy thing called life. These new experiences and perspectives you encounter while travelling will stay with you forever!

5. Discover A New Passion

Because how do you know you love sailing or bungee jumping until you’ve given it a try? There’s no better time to try out a bunch of new activities than while on an epic solo adventure.

6. You’ll Learn To Be Your Own Best Friend

By looking out for yourself and making decisions based on what you want, you’ll not only learn bundles about yourself but also come to realise that you hold your future in your hands.

Solo Travel Jumping off Yacht

7. You’ll Finally Understand All That Gap Year Fuss

We’ve all got a friend who took a gap year before Uni who spent a lot of time describing how they ‘found’ themselves during that time. Well, it’ll all begin to make sense.

Some say that solo travel is the single greatest gift they have ever given themselves in terms of really getting to know who they want to be and where they want to go!

8. Your Social Media Game Will Be SO Strong!

Snapchat and Instagram your adventures all day every day.

9. The Stories You’ll Have To Tell Will Be Lit

You know what they say – your travels will leave you speechless and then turn you into a storyteller!

We’re not saying that you should book a holiday just so you’ll have some brilliant stories to share with your friends, but no one likes not having anything to share during your monthly catch-up over drinks.

Paragliding in Turkey

10. Say Goodbye To Your Comfort Zone

With nothing holding you back, you’ll realise that you can flourish outside your comfort zone.

11. It’ll Probably Change Your Life

Your increased confidence, new perspectives and an understanding of what’s really important will prompt you to make positive changes in your life once you get home. Whatever it is, you got this!

12. YOLO

Using YOLO as an excuse to do something may not always be the right decision, but it absolutely is in this case! After all, life’s too short not to explore our beautiful planet.

Ready to embark on an unforgettable solo travel adventure this summer? Join MedSailors for an epic week at sea!

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