Advantages and disadvantages of travelling alone
- 1. All set? Ready to set out on your next big adventure? Here, let Bharat Booking help you make the most of your solo trip, and we promise it will be the best solo trip of your life. Advantages and Disadvantages of Travelling Alone Man is a social animal. True. But sometimes we need a break from the cacophonous city life. Interactions with the same faces day-in-day-out can be mentally exhausting sometimes. Travelling solo is a perfect way to get some respite from the taxations of everyday life. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of travelling alone. A Newfound Sense of Independence One of the major benefits of travelling alone is that you become independent and empowered. Familiar experiences such as buying tickets, ordering food, and booking rooms gain a new perspective because now you do them alone and the onus of the decision is entirely yours. You don’t have to depend on anybody else’s decision. The decisions taken are solely to your choice and taste. Veering Towards Philosophical Thought You become more self-reflective. Travelling alone is always accompanied with travelling inward, metaphorically speaking. You also tend to observe the world around you with an interest and focus that everyday work life cannot make possible. Thus, looking inward and looking around leads to contemplation, giving you a fresh perspective on life every single time. You come back rejuvenated and refreshed.
- 2. All set? Ready to set out on your next big adventure? Here, let Bharat Booking help you make the most of your solo trip, and we promise it will be the best solo trip of your life. Easier on the Pocket Another advantage of travelling alone is that you are able to budget the trip specific to your financial situation. If you have to overspend or be miserly about some kind of expense, then that is completely your decision. You don’t have to worry about matching the standard of somebody else’s expenses. You set your own budget and decide for yourself what kind of place to eat at or what adventure activity to indulge in, and how much you are willing to spend on it. Charting Out the Itinerary Another benefit of travelling alone is that you can decide your itinerary as per your own convenience. This is especially true for women travelling alone, because sometimes safety measures seem dicey. And so you can decide for yourself where you want to go, how long you want to spend there, and what you want to do there. This luxury is not easily available when travelling in a group because the demands of the others also need to be taken into consideration.
- 3. All set? Ready to set out on your next big adventure? Here, let Bharat Booking help you make the most of your solo trip, and we promise it will be the best solo trip of your life. Shed Those Inhibitions There are countless solo travel benefits, but one that can be life changing is that you become more open to social experiences. It sounds like an oxymoron, to be more social when travelling solo, but it is absolutely true. In going out and finding new experiences, you meet more people and try new things, thus shedding those inhibitions that have held you back in ordinary life. You tend to interact with localities and make new friends from all over the world.
- 4. All set? Ready to set out on your next big adventure? Here, let Bharat Booking help you make the most of your solo trip, and we promise it will be the best solo trip of your life. If and when you do decide to travel alone you will come back a changed person. It’s no wonder people the world over are chasing this new dream. But while it sounds poetic and inspirational in movies and on blogs, you also need to be aware that travelling alone comes with it’s own set of disadvantages. Let’s take a look at some of the disadvantages of travelling alone. Home Sweet Home While there are uncountable advantages of travelling solo, there are also certain disadvantages of journeying alone that cannot be ignored. The foremost of these is homesickness. Being alone, though nourishing can also bring on an onslaught of loneliness and make you miss your loved ones. Sometimes even the smallest thing like ‘ghar ka khana’ can lead you down a road of reminiscence. The need to talk to someone can be overwhelming. But you go ahead with the knowledge of new challenges. This is a unifying experience of all solo travellers.
- 5. All set? Ready to set out on your next big adventure? Here, let Bharat Booking help you make the most of your solo trip, and we promise it will be the best solo trip of your life. Crime & Theft The scariest part of travelling alone is the risk of a mishap. Solo travellers, especially foreigners, tend to become targets of theft. It is always prudent to stay alert. Moreover, if a mishap occurs, there is nobody to rely on, since all trusted friends and family are miles away. There is also a higher possibility of falling prey to scams. This could ruin an otherwise exciting trip. Easier Heavier On the Pocket Travelling in a group can be beneficial when it comes to splitting costs. But the disadvantage of travelling alone is that you have to bear the entire expenditure on your own. This is a drawback for those travelling on a budget because living and food expenses can be hassle sometimes. When travelling with a friend, you know that you can split the cost and it would turn out cheaper. Mr/Ms Lonely During your travels, you will undoubtedly come across some beautiful landscapes, experiences, and people. Often when we encounter something that leaves us awestruck, we wish to share that experience with other people. The downside to travelling companionless, however, is that you have no one to share these experiences with immediately. The joy can be conveyed over electronic medium, but it is not as enjoyable as sharing something real time.
- 6. All set? Ready to set out on your next big adventure? Here, let Bharat Booking help you make the most of your solo trip, and we promise it will be the best solo trip of your life. Lost in Translation Being unfamiliar with a place and its culture can lead to a lot of insecurity. Not knowing the local language can make it difficult to communicate and find your way around the place. Sometimes travellers are also ignorant of the customs of the place they are visiting and so they may unknowingly offend the natives of the place. In such cases, it’s always a good idea to read up about the place and its customs. Moreover, you can learn a few basic words, so that at least you won’t be completely dependent on sign language. Now that you have a basic idea of some of the advantages and disadvantages of travelling alone, you will be better prepared next time you set out on an adventure. Perhaps also talk to some friends and close ones who have previously travelled solo, so that you can clarify any doubts or discuss any apprehensions.