Ditto on the greatness of independant travel! That way you don't have to worry if your travel mate is too tired or uninterested on going for a hike or going out on the town. Similarly, you also don't have someone nagging you or calling you lazy if you would much prefer just to slow down and soak up the sights for a few days/weeks/months in a specific spot.
Would concur with the opinions here. I love to travel alone. Sure, I have great times travelling with companions, but I love the feeling of exploring sights all by myself. The freedom of travelling alone is very alluring and intoxicating.
I have not yet travelled alone, but I love the thought of not having to check with your travelling campanion on what your plans are for the day and being able to go whereever whenever you want.
I guess its the unknown that's holding me back. But that's what travelling is all about - getting out in the unknown!!
Hope you have a great time on your journey.
I'm about to travel across Europe alone, i am nervious, but kind of glad that i don't have to check in with anyone else about what they want to do, or where they want to go.
Enjoy your travels.
am going to be alone for my RTW trip too...although in my (limited) experience, you are never fully alone very long when you're travelling...you always pick up and drop off people as you go! will definately show your comments to my mum though, she's not too happy about me gallavanting round the world on my lonesome!
Im travelling alone for 12 months from February. A little daunting but seeing all the comments on here it definately seems the best way to go!!
Hi Everyone, Im actually travelling alone for the first time by myself out of Austrlia and heading back to my home country Poland for 3-4 months next year at the end of may. I will not only be going to poland but most of my time i will spend there as i have family and places to stay. However i have planned five stop overs, so i start from Sydney, go to Singapore for a few days, then to Rome to see an Aunt, then to Wroclaw in Poland, then London and New York on the way back home. on top of that i will be travelling to Germany, Holland, Czech, Austria, Croatia on top of my stay in europe but that will be done by public transport, trains, buses.....
Now for someone who has never done anything like that before in there life and doing it alone is a big thing to take in, but hearing from the comments that everyone has put in im actually feeling more comfortable and looking forward to travelling alone and experiencing everyplace/thing i go and see.... Even though i haven plenty of friends that would like to go with me i think i would justtake the trip by myself.... Good to be a part of the forum, like to read what people have to say about experiences and places they have been....
Thanks Everyone, have a good day :-)
When I was 12, I kind of...well..ran away. I actaully got my dad to drive me because he didnt want me walking or hitchhiking or something, but I stayed alone for a whole summer at the jersey shore in our beach house. One of my freinds (27 years old) stayed with me for the last month of the summer because he was worried about me, but other than that, I stayed on my own. Thats not really travelling alone, but you get the idea.
Hi, I'm hoping to be travelling alone in a couple of months on my way to see my brother in New Zealand. The one thing i'm worried about is what places to stop off at and what in gods name i'm going to do when I get there. I know I want to see asia and australia, but don't know whether i'm better off getting a ticket for the lot or just mooching my way around! It probably seems like a silly thing to worry about. Is there any way of knowing what i'm going to do or is this just the whole point of doing it?
So many questions, mayby too many!
I am looking for people to interview about travelling alone for an article that I'm writing as part of my journalism degree. Would any of you like to take part? It would involve just a few questions by email.