In Defense Of Traveling Alone


In Defense Of Traveling Alone

I know I’ve written about this topic quite a bit in the past, so it’s always good to see others reinforcing my views (as they should, of course). Mary, over at The Lost Girls, has listed her own five reasons why you should travel alone.

Beside the somewhat selfish reasons we think but don’t necessarily tell others (get to do what you want, when you want to; the chance to spend some time away from everyone you know), my favorite is #3: Meet New People Constantly.

It’s true. Think you’re shy, reclusive, bad at meeting new people, or have no interest in making random friends? Try plopping yourself 5,000 miles away from home without knowing a soul and I guarantee you’ll be striking up conversations with everyone from the panhandler on the corner to that 80-year-old backpacker from Austria who naps in the hostel lounge. Probably not happening when your buddy from back home is constantly by your side.


Published on July 29, 2009

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