Not many people are keen on solo traveling for varied reasons. Anyone who hasn’t experienced it may find it hard to understand the draws of going on a leisure trip alone. It may seem like a lonely way explore new places. But those who have traveled solo would know the highs and lows that come with the experience. Most of them probably had their share of serendipities while globetrotting alone. Here are some of the top reasons why solo trips pave the way for serendipitous moments.
You can do whatever you want
Traveling with family, friends, or groups of people often entails a lot of compromises. You have to adjust your plans according to what’s best for the group. While there’s nothing wrong with this arrangement, it could at times limit you from doing some of the things you want to do. A solo trip is a great opportunity to do whatever you want at any time. You only have to think about your personal choices. You do things that please you without worrying about a companion’s preferences.
You can easily change plans — or not have plans at all
Going solo means you can be quite flexible with your plans. Or you can choose not to have specific plans in mind and sort of wing it as you go. These are things you can’t easily do when you’re traveling with someone. When you’re alone, you can meander for as long as you want. You can have a snack or a meal anytime you wish to and at any place you’d like. There’s no need to discuss what and where to eat with anyone. You can follow your whims, which could lead to some of the most amazing discoveries you’d otherwise miss if you’re not alone.
You can stumble into pleasant surprises
The beauty of serendipity is that you could find it in the most unlikely places and situations. The pleasant surprises of stumbling into something you didn’t look for is an unforgettable experience that could make your travelers even more special.
You connect more with strangers
Travelers can connect with strangers regardless if they’re alone or not. But it’s usually when you’re with a group that you don’t get to talk or engage with strangers. The excitement of being with friends and loved ones may put you in a bubble of happiness and contentment. When you’re alone, however, you become more aware of the people around you. You are more likely to converse with the locals and fellow travelers you meet along the way