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1. Posted by chemukh (Full Member 132 posts) 11y

Well, probably travel alone was not my first choice, but I needed to book and my likely companion never confirmed to me, so I made a choice, I was going to travel with or without him and here I am, ready to go.

This is the first time I'm going to do that, in my first trip I was on my own, but there was a scholarship. I was under 18, in a cocoon where everything was prepared and I had nothing to worry about, food, accomodations, tickets... anything.

In some others times I was always with friends or family.

But now...
I think in some way, to travel alone is gonna be part of the fun, of the adventure, I´ll ought to open to others and to make friends in the route but I'll have time to enjoy simple things just to myself. To see a landsacape, to live a little moment not having to worry about be part of the group, to be left behind or to go at the hotel when I'm not tired yet.

What do you think?

2. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 11y

i LOVE to travel alone, you dont have to compromise ANY decision with another person, you may be lonely at 1st but travelling alone forces you to talk more, and meet new people

3. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

different but same - you are there to enjoy yourself

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

I agree with zachary, it 'forces' you to talk to others and you're much more likely to meet with more people and have a generally much more interesting experience. Not that there's anything wrong with travelling with others, but being on your own adds a new dimension to travelling and makes you much more aware of yourself and how you deal with adversity/challenges etc.

I think everyone should have tried it once in their life, if only for a week ;)

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I love travelling alone, too! Every day is your own, and you kind of naturally gravitate towards people (this coming from a pretty shy person). I've actually planned a chunk of my next trip by myself, because I miss the freedom of being on my own and relying on myself. Good luck - and enjoy!

Tway.

6. Posted by alifad (Budding Member 12 posts) 11y

I'm undertaking the first major trip of my life and have also decided to go it alone, i'd rather not get bogged down with people wanting to do different things and what not, and who knows how many interseting people i might meet along the way...
Good luck on your travels .

7. Posted by NiuMei84 (Full Member 113 posts) 11y

Hey there,

I travelled alone for 10 months and it felt sooooo nice!Didn't have to listen to anyone.The choice was all mine,where to go and what to do.I loved it.I travelled to Singapore then around Australia and from there to United States.
My next upcoming travel I'll do alone aswell.It's great!

Cheers,Minna

8. Posted by mtlgal (Full Member 1179 posts) 11y

I prefer travelling alone than with a companion. Believe me, once you've done it, solo-travelling is addictive. You'll love it!

9. Posted by SkacoreUK (Full Member 56 posts) 11y

I am heading off for the first (hopefully of many) major travels I have ever done in September.

I'm going for 4 months, alone, as I got fed up of people suddenly saying "Oh, sorry man, I don't think I'm gonna have enough dough", and "Sorry mate, but my jobs going really well, I don't wanna mess it up".

So I just started planning to go alone, thinking someone might decide to come along. Now however, I would activly stop anybody coming with me....this is MY travel, and I want it to be mine alone.

I reckon its gonna be one of the best decisions I have ever made. The mistakes are yours to deal with, and the wonders are yours to enjoy....very character building I feel

Have a GREAT time...and take lots of photos to show others what they missed out on

10. Posted by jenny100 (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

Hey
Really glad u all think it's a good idea as i'm travelling in January alone, as a first time traveller! These comments have made me feel much better about it
Thanks
jenny