If we can sum up what traveling alone does to a person in one word, it would be – transformational. It can potentially change who you are right at your core.
While you’re out there depending on yourself, on the road, you encounter life in a way that’s not always possible when you’re in your comfort zone.
Here are some ways traveling alone can make you a better person.
1. You become more adventurous.
With traveling, you experience the thrill and the joy of being outside, connecting with nature like never before. You get to meet new people, try new dishes, and check out inspiring places.
All of these things will develop in you a sense of adventure, the need to be out there, and an eventual itching to be back to nature. Or at least try out new things – never going back to a boring life.
2. You become more confident.
You’ve managed to go around and travel the world alone. Perhaps dived deep trenches, hiked vast mountains, wined and dined in that beautiful French restaurant in Paris and navigated cities with ease.
In short, you’ve accomplished awesome things. After achieving so much, you’re going to feel a lot more self-confident in your ability to attain anything.
3. You gain a new perspective on problems.
The apprehensions that you feel in your daily life quickly aren’t immense when you’re standing next to a new awe-inspiring environment where you encounter nature.
People who give toxic energy to your life quickly have no effect on you when you grasp that your emotional strength is better invested in enjoying your personal adventure.
4. You discover your place in the world.
Traveling alone naturally grounds you. It allows you to know who you truly are. If it’s not the person you want to be, lets you start to make a change.
Understanding your character in the settings of other global landscapes will kindle dreams and desires you never knew possible. And once the wanderlust takes over, you’ll have the sureness to transform encounters into the life of your dreams.
5. You gain more friends.
My personal favorite. During your own travels, you’ll make friends and always have a place to stay and a friend who can show you around.
You will forge lifelong connections in places you’ve never expected.
The ability to connect with people across diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and geographical upbringings will not only make you feel infinitely more confident in your social skills but will improve your life in ways you never expected.
Where to spend your first solo travel – in the outback, of course!
The Outback stands out as one of the great natural places globally both for veteran and solo travelers with proper planning.
It’s a place where nature remains in abundance; a landscape where bushes and trees still stand, where the rivers still flow and where wildlife moves happily.
In Cairns, of course! While the unofficial capital of Queensland is home to colorful markets, quintessential Aussie pubs, swimming lagoon, hills, waterways, its great outback is renowned for its exotic and rugged mountainous rainforest filled landscape.
Much of the countryside is undeveloped, which offers vast areas of land perfect for the solo traveler/adventurer to go camping, fishing, hunting, and enjoy other outdoor activities whilst on a four-wheel drive adventure.
What are you waiting for? Secure your vacation leave, book your flight, and start creating a travel plan. Best of luck out there when traveling alone!