2018 is almost coming to an end! And as you gear up to welcome the New Year, it makes sense that you also look into other aspects of your life and make the necessary changes. For instance, if you wanted to join a Salsa class, go ahead book yourself a membership. If you wanted to make fitness your core objective, then start 2019 by hitting the gym. And if you always wanted to travel and explore the world, start by traveling solo in 2019.
The concept of solo travel has been there for a long time! It’s only recently that people are waking up to this way of life more and more. And if you are mulling whether you should take a chance with solo travel or not, listed below are some of the best benefits of traveling on your own. So here goes:
1. It’s a unique experience
Solo traveling is one of its kinds! The idea of being on your own might seem intimidating for many, but it is one of the best experiences one can have. Right from booking your flight deals, to making it to the airport to exploring the entire holiday all by yourself, is a whole new experience. Some of the best destinations for solo traveling include Spain, Greece, Bali, Cambodia, Great Britain and many more.
2. You can plan only for yourself
When you travel in a group, you need to accommodate other's tastes and preferences. And if there are mismatches on some fundamental aspects like accommodation, food and the mode of travel, then it becomes difficult to carry on. However, when you travel alone, you need to think for yourself. For instance, you can book a homestay instead of an expensive hotel and opt-in for brunch and dinner deals. Also, if you love horses, you can stop by one day at a racecourse and track to have a close encounter with the horses. So, if you are in Illinois, you can take some time out and visit the Arlington Park Race Track and have a unique experience.
3. Your expenses are much less
Today, online travel and holiday discounted deals have made traveling affordable for many. However, when you go solo, you have yourself to pay for. Hence, you can decide where to cut on your expenses and determine where you would feel like splurging. This way your costs are much less in comparison to group tours.
4. You always get to do something new
When you travel with others, chances are you will not be able to do everything that you want in your vacation. For instance, you can't spend that extra one-hour merely gazing at the sea in Aruba. However, when you travel on your own, you can do anything and everything from wine-tasting in the Hawke's Bay area, going in for bungee jumping in Queenstown and many more. It's because you are in complete charge.
If you want to travel, you always don’t have to wait for a company! You can plan it on your own. That’s what the concept of solo travel is all about. If you are still in doubt, check the above benefits one more and know that traveling solo can be a wonderful experience that you can opt-in for in 2019.