1. The freedom you’ll have is unlike anything else.
There’s nothing like traveling and having nobody to answer to, no compromises to make, and no places to go unless you want to. You are able to do exactly what you want, how you want, for however long you want to.
2. You’ll meet people you may not have otherwise.
When you are alone, I’ve found that more people approach you. You’ll meet amazing people who you get to completely focus on. By nature, we don’t make ourselves as open to making new friends if we are already with friends, however when you are alone you are more eager to meet new people and make new friends.
3. You will be pushed to be absolutely independent.
When you have nobody else to fall back on except yourself, you are forced to be completely independent. You are forced to fend for yourself. Every decision made and challenge faced will be all on your own which can be scary at first but it always ends up making you grow at the very least.
4. You will learn things about yourself you didn’t know.
You will be put in situations that let you discover things about yourself you may not have known. You may learn how you react in testing situations, or simply discover that you love something (like architecture for instance) that you didn’t know you did before. You will undoubtedly find certain parts of yourself because all opinions, thoughts and actions are always only your own.
5. You will be able to only worry about and think about yourself and only yourself.
When we travel with friends, family or a significant other we have to think about their needs as well as our own. When you travel alone the only person you have to nurture is yourself. The only person you have to worry about being happy, comfortable, or content is yourself and that is absolutely awesome.