Why You Should Travel Alone in 2019

Comfort Zone? I don’t know her.

Traveling alone is truly an opportunity to learn and grow. I bet you’ve seen endless quotes on getting out of your comfort zone like this one:

The best things in life are often waiting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone. -Karen Salmansohn

People want to shout these quotes from mountaintops for a reason. With traveling, you never know what you’ll experience and who you’ll meet along the way. Don’t be afraid to take the exit, I swear once you do, you’ll never look back…and even if you do, you’ll be proud of your choices.

You’ll Be Rich

…with knowledge, experience, memories… You get to know yourself better when you travel alone; you’ll be tested in ways you’ve never been tested before. Before you panic, I don’t mean in a Survivor-type-of-way…(or maybe you will depending on where you go) rather you’ll be prompted to problem-solve in certain situations i.e. how to navigate a new city or how to communicate with others that don’t speak your language.

Mental Health: Never Been Better

As a person whose mental health decided to betray her, I stand 100% by this. In fact, I use traveling as a means to balance out the chemicals in my brain because IT WORKS.* Once I get out there and become a part of something bigger than myself, I become untouchable to the grasp of darkness.

New Perspective, New Me

Traveling alone will give you a fresh perspective on yourself, on life, on everything… Once you’re out there exploring, you’ll learn about different cultures, you’ll gain insight, and you’ll meet new people to share life stories with. You’ll be left wondering, but you’ll also be fulfilled with answers.

Where Have You Been All My Life?

There are others out there traveling solo and I bet you’ll strike up great conversations once you meet them. No cliche “so, what do you do?” questions. Who knows, you might even meet a special someone. (But don’t get your hopes up)

I bet you are…

Reloj, no marques las horas

That means “clock, don’t mark the hours” for my non-Spanish speaking friends. Not having to worry about other people’s time is my favorite thing about traveling alone! Are you an early bird? Awesome, wake up at 6am. Want to sleep in? Do it. I will say, though, I’ve learned to discipline myself to wake up early when traveling because this gives me a chance to avoid crowds, take awesome photos, and do more with my day.

Up Next: Rejuvenation 

Besides the possible jetlag, you’ll be surprised what traveling can do for your creativity and productivity. As a creator, I always come back excited to get started on new projects. There’s no room to overthink, just room to DO.

Sorry, too busy planning for my next adventure

You’ll be surprised to see how fast time flies during your solo trips. You’ll also have an unquenching thirst for adventure; you’ll find yourself wondering: where will I go next?

There’s a whole world out there and it’s waiting for you.

That’s what she said

What are your goals for travel in 2019?

*I am in no way trying to downplay the seriousness of mental health. I know the struggle and it’s not always easy to get out of. The process of coping with mental health disorders is not a one size fits all, this is just based on my experience. 

Featured image by Doran Erickson

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26 thoughts on “Why You Should Travel Alone in 2019

  1. You, Me and Benny

    First of all all the Office gif’s are amazing haha but this post is really amazing and inspiring! I feel like I would never make it traveling alone but haha maybe one day!

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  2. Abu Zaid

    I Have agree with you, With travelling alone you will got experience that you will never know before.

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    1. Very true!! It really challenges you.

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  3. These office memes are life LOL! loved this read! I wish I had done this even once. I grew up way too sheltered with overprotective parents that never let me travel period. So traveling alone? fuh-gettabout it. It sounds amazing though. I’ve got a little one now so this will have to wait but I would wanna try it.

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    1. haha! glad you enjoyed them πŸ™‚ I hope you get to do it one day – even with a little one, it’s worth it! You’re navigating by yourself for the most part while taking care of someone else – that is even more admirable! πŸ™‚

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  4. Neil Alvin Nicerio

    I will try this this year. I’d love to explore a new country by myself. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, you definitely should!! I hope you get to πŸ™‚

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  5. Yes its very true, you gain more experience and get exposed to some amazing facts about people and the places you visit

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  6. Traveling alone sounds scary! But I’d love to get out there, out of my comfort zone and explore the rich cultures of the world. Thanks for sharing

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  7. I love to travel, but I have never tried travelling alone. I hope I take the guts to pack my bag and travel at least once all by myself. πŸ™‚

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  8. Aliya T

    I’ve always thought traveling alone would be so boring and uncomfortable but, you’ve changed my outlook on the topic. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Sneha Surana

    I have always wanted to go on a solo trip, but never gathered the courage. Loved reading your blog. Will plan a solo trip soon!!

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  10. Lisa

    I’ve traveled alone several times and highly recommend it to everyone. You definitely grow more as a person and have amazing experiences too.

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  11. When I was in my twenties I would not have hesitated to travel alone but now that I’m in my 50s the thought terrifies me.

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  12. Elizabeth O

    i never thought in this way. travelling alone could be a fun experience and you just changed my point of view. this year im gonna try it too.

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    1. To travel alone is an adventure in itself! Exploring other countries is certainly a bonus.

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  13. Keshia Richmond

    I love traveling alone. So thrilling.

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  14. I suck at doing anything on my own, let alone travelling! I love your first heading – Comfort Zone – I dont know her?! I would love to push myself to do more stuff solo to help me grow, this was a great read πŸ™‚

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  15. Great points BUT I prefer traveling with my husband. lol. I still believe with the saying, “the more, the merrier.”

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  16. Jasmeet Singh

    This is a great article. Traveling is on my calendar this year and I would love to try this. Although i have never traveled alone.

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  17. I can say that it would be really nice not having to wait on someone else to finally get their ish together.

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  18. I don’t think traveling alone is my idea of fun but I do see your point

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  19. Crinkle Hub

    I should consider saving some of my money so I can travel, even alone. Anyways. Thanks for the brilliant post. πŸ™‚

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  20. aisasami

    I always travel alone because I enjoy being alone. I can do what I want to do and explore. I always travel safely too (I also practice Tae Kwon Do).

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  21. goldenpineappleblog

    First of all, I’m loving all of the Office gifs! Lol and second, you make some great points here! Taking some time to yourself to explore new things is so beneficial! Great post.

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  22. Travelling alone will give us much confidence. It will make our mind that there will be noone with us. It’s all alone. Thanks for sharing.

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