Why you should solo travel at least once in your life

Planning a trip is never easy… Especially with friends! It can get a little hectic. You have to worry about what days everyone can take off from work.  People backing out, people who cant commit fully, and you have to plan around what everyone want to do.

Don’t wait for anyone! Take that trip that you always wanted by yourself.  You don’t have to rely on anyone but yourself.  You can go whenever its convenient for you, to wherever you want to go, and see what you want to see at your own pace.

Don’t be afraid of traveling by yourself because truthfully you never really travel alone. The world is full of friends waiting to get to know you. People just like you, who want to see the world and make memories and have fun.  You’d be surprised how easy it is to make friends traveling by yourself. Some of my closest friends I met while traveling solo.  From all over the world and different ages. I’ve met this amazing couple (Mike&Diane) in Portugal who are both 63 years old and they call me at least once a week just to talk and catch up. Its incredible the opportunities solo traveling gives you! You will find out how many good, kind people are out there.

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Traveling alone is the single best gift you can give yourself.  It will be the scariest, most liberating, life changing experience of your life. Not only does it push you out of your comfort zone, it pushes you out of the zone of others expectations. You honestly find yourself and you realize who your true friends are. It changes you for the best! You’ll start to notice how lost you truly were before you went on this trip.

Solo traveling brings you closer to yourself.  You get to reflect more and it shows you a whole new meaning to life.  You learn something new about yourself and you find your own happiness.  And finding what makes you happy is the best feeling ever.  I learned my strengths and weaknesses. I experienced the exhilaration of the ups despairs of the lows and most of the feelings in between. I learned courage and I learned it myself.

If you sit around waiting for others you may never go and experience that place.  This is your life.. your book.. only you can write it. So say yes to new adventures, make new chapters. Be brave, take risk, nothing can substitute experience.

“Life your life by a compass, not a clock” – Stephen Covey

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Stop living the same old boring life and start over. 

Most of us live and die in the city where we were born, and never get to experience what the world has to offer. I don’t want to be like most of us.

Starting a new life is never easy. Many of us are scared to so we just come to terms with ourselves and become accustomed to our same old boring 9-5 jobs and routines. Most of us get that chance to start over at one point but we don’t take it. The thought of change and leaving everything behind scares the hell out of us.

One fine day, it will be your turn. Take that chance!

You will leave homes, cities, and countries to pursue grander ambitions.

You will leave friends, lovers, and possibilities, for the chance to roam the world and make deeper connections.

You will defy your fear of change, hold your head high, and do what you once thought was unthinkable: walk away.

It will be scary, at first.

But what you’ll find in the end is that in leaving,

you don’t just find love, adventure, or freedom.

More than anything, you find you.

You will find your worth and your happiness. Life will have a new meaning to you. You’re doing things you thought you’d only dream of.

So get off your ass. Take that chance! Take that job in LA, go on that trip you’ve been wanting to do, buy that house in Florida you always wanted, or whatever it might be.. Just go for it. It might be difficult and not how you planned it at first, but in the end it will be worth it.