Traveling alone or with company?

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. 

3 thoughts on “Traveling alone or with company?

  1. willc88 says:

    I love travelling alone! I spent for months of a trip alone in south america. You find yourself talking to so many more people and trying different things. Saying that traveling with a mate is brilliant too, having someone familiar there to chat to so you dont have to do the “where are you going, where have you been?” questions every day which sometimes I got a little tired of. Have you got any travel plans coming up!?

    1. Jo Lam says:

      South America must’ve been great! Definitely traveling with a good mate is great, I have yet to find the right travel partner to go everywhere with for a few weeks. But I think sometimes you can find a good travel friend on the road too! I have definitely gone somewhere before where I met one person and just hung with them for a few days and no one else. It’s exciting 🙂

      Nah, no travel plans. I’m in Canada with my family until mid July when I go back to Boston for work. Hopefully I can get a trip in here and there within the next few months! What about you?

      1. willc88 says:

        It was my favourtie part of the year, easily. Well I’m still in Mexico City but I only get 10 days of holiday so don’t have time for any proper travel plans. I’m going back to England for Christmas – I’ve been away for the last 3 so am very excited about it!

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