After watching “Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani”, so many of us wanted to become Naina to take that traveling alone experience. It is even a new year’s resolution for so many people. We all start to buy travel magazines to read about all the places for the first-ever solo trip. It becomes a thrill for so many of us.
You decide your destination and even save that money. But then at last, just like Naina, you chicken out and even let the train go.
- 1 What Happens?
- 2 Where does the thrill disappear?
- 2.1 Here are the thoughts you get which stops you taking that traveling alone experience:
- 2.2 Safety
- 2.3 All Money Will Go
- 2.4 Being Alone Is Lonesome
- 2.5 Story For Friends & Family?
- 2.6 Boredom
- 2.7 I Cannot Manage It
- 2.8 Pictures Of Mountains & Objects
- 2.9 When you reach your destination, you might feel confused and chicken out. But know that this one of the most thrilling experiences you will ever have in your life.
Where does the thrill disappear?
Here are the thoughts you get which stops you taking that traveling alone experience:
This is one of the biggest concerns that stops you take that first traveling alone experience. You have to be smart and aware when you travel alone. do your research from beforehand. Know the neighborhoods that are unsafe. Carry a pepper safe.
If you are a woman and going for the first traveling alone experience, then it is preferable to wear covered clothes during your travel and not be out late at night. Safety is in your hands.
All Money Will Go
The first notion you have even while saving money is that it will not be enough and it is more expensive to travel alone. You feel, that more money will be spent if you take that trip alone. honestly, traveling alone actually can be really inexpensive if you really want it.
You can stay at the place of your choice, go and eat at the place you like. You do not have to compromise for the likes of others. This tends to save more money.
Being Alone Is Lonesome
There is a huge difference between being alone and feeling lonely. Even when you are in a company, you feel lonely. Traveling alone makes you self-dependent. You do not have to wait for others to make that memory with you or fulfill your bucket list.
Traveling alone gives you the perspective of different things in life. Being happy and content on your own often comes with the first trip alone.
Story For Friends & Family?
Another thought that comes to your mind, when you travel alone is the approval of your family and friends. Yes, their concern is understandable. But you should persuade them that it is something you want to do it and you have been putting all the effort to save money.
Your family and friends should have trust and respect in your choice. If the sill resists, you can be the rebel this time, and still do it.
Doing things alone is boring. This is what most of us have heard all our lives. Traveling alone is not boring. You get to meet new people, Interact with them. If you are in a backpackers hostel, you might have group bonfires or barbeques.
Experience new cultures is not surely a boring thing to do. Traveling alone gives you that confidence.
I Cannot Manage It
Traveling alone needs planning. Once you reach your destination, you might feel all over the place. Traveling alone makes you responsible. You have to take care of your own safety You have to ask different people the ways to a destination.
It breaks your shy cocoon. Yo, learn to manage your budget on a daily basis.
Pictures Of Mountains & Objects
This reason sounds stupid, but actually, people have this thought they who will take their pictures. Traveling is not about taking pictures. But, still, if you want to, then know, there are many solo travelers who take pictures. You are alone, you can ask someone to click it.
Take a selfie. If you still want better pictures, put your camera on a tripod and set a timer and get that perfect click. Do not stop traveling alone because of not picture-perfect Instagram images.
When you reach your destination, you might feel confused and chicken out. But know that this one of the most thrilling experiences you will ever have in your life.
After the first day, you will feel more confident. It is once in a lifetime move you make.