This post is a part of MHE's ongoing Inspiration Series. The topic this fortnight is Solo Travel
SOLO TRAVEL MYTH:
Solo Travel is lonely and boring.
Far from it. It rarely happens that Solo Travellers end up actually travelling solo. Friends are made easily when you're on the road and before you know it you've got a whole new group of buddies. Even if you're not the most social person, as a solo traveller on the road you will notice that you'll reach out to others for a chat a lot more often than you usually do.
There is also a lot of fun in travelling solo: you can do what you want to, when you want to and where you want to. Want to spend the whole day lounging in a hammock and reading? No problem. There's one to nag you to accompany them to places you don't want to go to.
Sure there are moments when you'll miss a loved one but then when you're travelling with loved ones aren't there moments where you wish you were solo? The more you travel solo chances are the more you'll start to enjoy all that it offers.
So next time a friend backs out of a trip last minute, don't cancel it, just go solo and make new friends on the road! Try it out, if you don't enjoy it put it down to experience and move on. No matter whether you love solo travel or hate it, after a solo trip you'll definitely know yourself better.
All we're saying is don't knock it down till you've tried it. What do you love or dislike about Solo Travel? Share your thoughts with us!
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