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  • Writer's pictureKatie Miller

Ten Reasons Why You Should Take a Solo Vacation

Updated: Jun 10, 2023

On the fence about booking your first solo vacation? Read on for ten reasons why you should dive right in, and take that trip!


1) You have time for self discovery.


When you travel alone, it's all about you! Not only will you have a great time, being solo also gives you time to be introspective, discover your best self, and ponder what you want out of life.



2) You've got freedom AND flexibility!


Want to sleep in until Noon, or wake up with the birds? Go for it. How about adjusting your plans at the 11th hour because all of a sudden you've got a hankering to take that book you can't wait to finish to the resort pool, and laze the day away? Do it, friend!


You've got total control to make any last-minutes changes or plans, or be totally spontaneous!



3) You can recharge your batteries.


No matter if you're introverted or extroverted, we all need quiet time on our own to rest, relax and recharge so we can be our best selves at home, at work and with our friends and family. Getting outside of your normal daily routine can be just what you needed to give yourself a much-needed boost!



4) You'll grow so much as a person.


Solo travel allows you to step out of your comfort zone, learn a lot about yourself and expand your horizons. All that stretching leads to growth, and you'll be a better person for it!



5) You can make new connections.


When you're traveling solo, you're more likely or perhaps more open to making personal connections, which could lead to a new friendship or even professional opportunities!



6) You'll have great cultural immersion experiences.


Traveling solo allows you to fully immerse yourself in the local culture, taste new foods, and explore a new destination on your own terms.



7) You'll be a better problem solver.


When traveling alone, you have to rely on your own moxie and grit to solve problems and navigate unfamiliar territory, which can boost your confidence and problem-solving skills.



8) You'll feel more independent and empowered.


Cue Beyonce's Independent Woman! But for real, solo travel can help you feel more empowered and independent, as you are solely responsible for your own well-being and decision-making.



9) You'll have time to reflect.


A solo vacation can be an excellent opportunity to take a step back from your daily routine and reflect on your life choices and priorities.



10) You'll create the best memories that will last a lifetime.


Traveling alone can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will never forget, allowing you to create lasting memories that you can cherish for years to come.



If you've traveled solo, what reasons would you add to this list?

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