The Joys and Benefits of Solo Travel

When you take a solo travel trip, you have the absolute freedom to go wherever you want, whenever you want, and do whatever you desire. You don’t have to settle for someone else’s plans or deal with their dislike of the things you want to do (or them doing things you don’t like).
For example, let’s say you’re visiting Colorado and you want to hike, but your travel partner wants to go shopping. You end up going shopping, but you missed out on hiking the Rockies like you had been hoping.
There are a lot of benefits of solo travel, and it’s something we encourage, even if you have a family. We’re not necessarily saying go to Disney World for a week by yourself. But consider tacking on a day or two to a business trip as part of a bleisure vacation, or take a solo road trip to visit some family.
For one thing, the costs will be cheaper. Instead of booking two or more flights, you only have to pay for yours. The expenses are a lot less too. And if you’re taking a bleisure trip, you can sometimes get a cheaper plane ticket if your trip covers a weekend, although you should cover your own hotel room. So take the extra day or two to explore this new city.
Of course, there are a few hurdles to overcome with solo travel. For one thing, it’s always better to have someone with you in case you get lost. And if you’re more socially inclined, it’s always nice to have someone to talk to about your experience in a new town. And you can have someone take photos of you and vice versa.
Here are some other recommendations for solo travel:
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