The people you travel with can affect the way you travel and your trip drastically. People always ask: “Aren’t you scared of traveling alone? Don’t you want company and people to talk to?” Having traveled alone multiple times, I’m a huge advocate of being by yourself, discovering what you can offer to strangers and taking in the environment without any outside influence.
So here I am, thinking about that very question once again. I understand if you are not comfortable being alone but I believe everyone needs to go somewhere alone at least once in their lives, and by that, I don’t mean going to the bathroom or down the street to the store.
Stepping out of your comfort zone can do wonders to your life, your attitude towards life, understanding of other cultures and people. My biggest pet peeve is when someone travels and refuses to step out. The best example is the last few days when my family and I took a trip to the Bahamas. We were there for four nights and ate Chinese food for dinner all four nights; the same two restaurants as well. Perhaps once you get to a certain age you don’t want to experience anymore, all you want is comfort and I understand.
But I sure hope I’m not like that when I’m older. Someone show me this blog post if I ever get like that. Either way, what I’m trying to say is one, travel alone and two, step out of your comfort zone and experience. I promise it’ll become the most memorable moments in your life.
Have questions on how to start? Ask and I’ll get back to you right away.