Have you ever considered travelling solo? Do you think it’s lonely?
If you have this or any other concern, then this might change your mind.

People ask me ‘Why are you traveling solo? Aren’t you lonely? Scared? Is it safe?’

It can be scary traveling alone, especially when you’ve never done it before. But, if you keep putting off your trip, because you’re waiting for someone to join you, you’re wasting a lot of precious time.

Solo travel gives you the ultimate sense of FREEDOM. Can you beat that with staying home?

To me, the thought of growing old without experiencing what you really want from life, eliminates the fear and drives me to GO.

Travelling and moving abroad on my own has transformed my life. Don’t get me wrong, every move has its challenges to overcome, but there’s something SPECIAL about doing it on your own.

Below are 5 reasons why I travel solo, and you should too.

You can watch the video and continue reading below:

What are the benefits of traveling solo?

1- Other peoples schedules:

Traveling by yourself means you don’t have to rely on anyone else’s schedule to plan your trip. It’s just your agenda you have to look at, nobody else’s. You want to go and when you’re solo you can go whenever it suits you, and your schedule only.

2- FREEDOM:

Go WHEN you want. Go WHERE you want. Do WHAT you want and HOW you want. You are FREE to choose everything the way you want it. No need to consider anybody else’s wishes but your own. The freedom you have is hands down the greatest advantage of travelling solo. Freedom, liberty, independence, free hand, free rain, you name it, it’s all yours!

3- Problem solving skills:

Solving problems comes easier and easier because you’re growing that skill daily. Being abroad, you’ll be making many decisions on your own, which helps you in conquering challenges easier and quicker each time. Living abroad includes many steps and many important decisions you can find more about it here.

4- Confidence:

Travelling by yourself, no matter where you go or what you do, it will change you. You overcome challenges and because you have to face fears, your confidence gets a huge boost every time. You step over your initial fears and you conquer it…Victory! This confidence you gain abroad is life changing and also the reason I wrote my first bestseller. You learn, you grow, you develop yourself and your confidence is highly awakened!

5- Make Friends:

There is this misconception that you’d be completely alone on a solo trip, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Travelling on your own you’ll find out quickly that there are endless opportunities to meet people, easily!
If you lack ideas or want to have clear actionable techniques to use right away, simply check out ‘’How to make friends in a new city’’, a course that shows you exactly how.

Be creative and most of all have FUN! Remember solo travel represents freedom, independence, liberty and it’s there if you want it.

Rachel Smets

Breakthrough Coach, 2xTEDx speaker, Author, YouTuber, Online course creator and Culture Trainer. at RachelSmets.com
Rachel helps ambitious professionals feeling STUCK and unfulfilled to create a meaningful and FREEDOM lifestyle. Find Clarity within overwhelm and build Confidence to Create your next step to the life you're meant to live and not expected to.🌼
Having lived and worked in many different countries, she has learned to turn every challenge into a new opportunity.

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