Please wait
02 Oct, Monday
32° C

7 Good Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone this Year

Travelling alone, or many may call It – a solo trip to get away from everything else have been on the rise recently. On a recent discussion with The Tropika Club, Aaron shared that “travelling alone is rather therapeutic. It changes one’s life and perceptions. You are left alone to navigate your place in the world, to embrace the surroundings, to appreciate the finer things in life”.  Today, The Tropika Club has compiled seven good reasons on why you should travel alone. 

No Time to Read? Here’s a Snappy Summary of This Article

  • Staying away from Technology: Travelling alone helps you disconnect from your devices and appreciate the world with your senses.
  • Travelling alone challenges your fears and insecurities: Travelling alone forces you to step out of your comfort zone and overcome your doubts and worries.
  • Meeting new people: Travelling alone gives you the opportunity to interact with locals and make new friends along the way.
  • A great boost of self-confidence: Travelling alone makes you more decisive and confident as you have to rely on yourself and your choices.
  • Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom: Travelling alone helps you discover more about yourself, your preferences, your strengths and your weaknesses.
  • Freedom and flexibility: Travelling alone allows you to plan your own itinerary, set your own pace and change your mind whenever you want.
  • Personal growth and development: Travelling alone exposes you to new experiences, cultures, perspectives and challenges that can enrich your life and broaden your horizons.

1. Staying away from Technology 

People are so reliant on Technology nowadays, and they are mindless of what is happening to their surroundings. The Tropika Club urges you to take some time off, put your devices down and look around you. Learn to appreciate the things before you. Good or bad, they are here to stay. 

Travelling alone also means taking time off for yourself; taking a break from technologies- from work, friends, and the daily routines everyone is facing. “Solo travel helps you leave the screens behind, and experience the world with your senses rather than clicks.”- shared by @guidocarol on Instagram. 

7 Good Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone this Year

2. Travelling alone challenges your fears and insecurities 

More often than not, we are so cocooned in our comfort zone and stepping out of it causes fear- consciously or sub-consciously. The first step is always the hardest, but once you successfully took the first step, everything else comes easy. The first step- “what if something goes wrong”, “what if I get into trouble”, “are people scrutinising me for being alone” – these thoughts will be in you for most of the time. Rather, the first few days. Trust us, after the third day, you are no longer bothered by it. You will start to embrace what’s ahead of you, and that is just the beginning.  

Congratulations! You have broken free from fears and insecurities.  

3. Meeting new people 

Think for a minute. Our day-to-day life is being restricted in our own cubicle and surrounded by familiar faces. What are the odds of having to meet new people?  

Travelling alone can be an excellent way to meet locals and make new friends. Sometimes, you are stuck in a situation whereby communication is required. The moment you hit it off, you get a new friend! “It’s beautiful! It really is”- Aaron shared. 

7 Good Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone this Year

4. A great boost of self-confidence! 

Travelling alone forces you to make decisions- you’ll need to settle on your own choices, helping you become progressively sure, confident and conclusive. You make decisions based on how you feel, and by doing so, realizing you did it without inclining towards another person’s opinion or thoughts. A definite boost of self-confidence for sure! You know you did it right.  

5. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom”

By the end of your solo trip, The Tropika Club can assure you that you know yourself much better than when you first started on the trip, even by a wee bit is definitely something good. Things you were once afraid of; things you once doubted yourself to do so- you conquered them during the trip and you know you can do more. Most importantly, you have a much better view of what you enjoy most, and what you would like to deter. Ultimately, all decisions made solely came from you, and only you. Well done! 

7 Good Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone this Year


You are in total control of the places you want to explore, the food you want to eat, the many un-checked bucket list you want to conquer today- all at your own pace. “it is so liberating!”- Aaron exclaimed. We feel you Aaron, and we agree with you.  

7. A whole other level of experience 

Walking down the street, all the “wows’ will appear at the back of your mind. You took the time to embrace what’s ahead of you, every tiny detail. Go on, take some quiet time to yourself- Think about life, think about your goals, think about what you want to achieve. Traveling alone always keep yourself in check- physically and mentally. Finally, you’re back from your solo trip, and you gained so much more!  

You stayed away from technologies, and you challenged your fears and insecurities, you get to meet new people, a great boost to your self-confidence for the decisions you’ve made, you know yourself better than when you first started, you had the flexibility to decide- you are transported to a whole other level of experience, most importantly, YOU. 

“Loving life is easy when you are abroad. When no one knows you and you hold your life in your hands all alone, you are more master of yourself than at any other time”- Hannah Arendt. 

Go on, challenge yourself, and be ready for a whole new you. 


Travel Alone and Discover Yourself

Travelling alone can be one of the most rewarding and transformative experiences of your life. It can help you break free from your comfort zone, challenge your fears and insecurities, and discover more about yourself and the world around you. It can also give you the freedom and flexibility to explore new places, meet new people, and create unforgettable memories.

At Tropika Club Magazine, we believe that travelling alone is not only possible, but also desirable. That’s why we have compiled seven good reasons why you should travel alone this year. Whether you want to stay away from technology, boost your self-confidence, or learn new skills, travelling alone can offer you many benefits that you might not get otherwise.

So what are you waiting for? Book your solo trip today and get ready to embark on an amazing adventure. You might be surprised by how much you enjoy it and how much you grow as a person. And don’t worry, you won’t be alone for long. You’ll find plenty of friendly locals and fellow travellers along the way who will make your journey even more fun and meaningful.

Remember, travelling alone is not lonely. It’s liberating. And it might just be the best thing you ever do for yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Is solo travel safe?

A: Solo travel can be safe if you take some precautions and use common sense. Some of the tips to stay safe while travelling alone are:

  • Do your research on the destination and its culture, laws, and customs before you go.
  • Check the travel advisories and COVID-19 protocols issued by your government and the local authorities.
  • Inform someone you trust about your itinerary and contact details, and keep in touch regularly.
  • Buy travel insurance that covers medical expenses, emergencies, and cancellations.
  • Keep your valuables and important documents in a secure place, such as a belt bag or a locker.
  • Avoid walking alone at night or in unfamiliar areas, and use reputable transportation services.
  • Trust your instincts and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Q: How do I meet people while travelling alone?

A: One of the benefits of solo travel is that you can meet new people and make new friends along the way. Some of the ways to meet people while travelling alone are:

  • Stay in social accommodations, such as hostels, guesthouses, or homestays, where you can mingle with other travellers and locals.
  • Join group activities, such as tours, classes, workshops, or volunteer projects, where you can share your interests and passions with others.
  • Use apps and websites, such as Meetup, Couchsurfing, or Facebook groups, to find events and meetups for solo travellers in your destination.
  • Be friendly and open-minded, and strike up conversations with people you encounter, such as shopkeepers, waiters, taxi drivers, or fellow travellers.

Q: How do I deal with loneliness while travelling alone?

A: Travelling alone can be a rewarding and empowering experience, but it can also be lonely at times. Some of the ways to deal with loneliness while travelling alone are:

  • Stay connected with your family and friends back home through phone calls, video chats, or social media.
  • Treat yourself to something nice, such as a massage, a meal at a nice restaurant, or a souvenir that reminds you of your trip.
  • Find ways to express yourself creatively, such as writing a journal, taking photos, or making art.
  • Seek out positive interactions with others, such as smiling at strangers, giving compliments, or asking for help.
  • Remember that loneliness is temporary and normal, and that it can also help you appreciate your own company and grow as a person.

Q: How do I plan a solo trip?

A: Planning a solo trip can be fun and exciting, but also overwhelming and stressful. Some of the steps to plan a solo trip are:

  • Choose a destination that suits your budget, interests, and comfort level. You can use online resources such as blogs, forums, reviews, or guides to get inspiration and information.
  • Book your flights and accommodations in advance to secure the best deals and availability. You can use comparison websites such as Skyscanner or Booking.com to find the best options for you.
  • Research the attractions and activities that you want to see and do in your destination. You can use online resources such as Tripadvisor or Lonely Planet to find recommendations and reviews.
  • Pack light but bring extra essentials. You can use a packing list such as this one to make sure you have everything you need for your solo trip.
  • Enjoy your solo trip and be flexible. You can use apps such as Google Maps or Maps.me to navigate your destination. You can also change your plans if you feel like it or if something unexpected happens.

Meanwhile, Check Out Tropika Club’s Ecosystem of Websites

Tropika Club Magazine and Tropika Club Deals

Tropika Club Magazine – Tropika Club Magazine is a Singapore-based publication that features articles on a wide range of topics with a focus on local businesses and content for the region. The magazine emphasizes supporting local businesses through its #SupportLocal initiative, which includes coverage of everything from neighborhood hawker stalls to aesthetic clinics in town. In addition to highlighting local businesses, Tropika Club Magazine also covers a variety of local content, including beauty, lifestyle, places, eats, and what’s on in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region.

Tropika Club Deals – Tropika Club Deals is a leading online deals and voucher shopping site in Singapore, offering amazing discounts on beauty, wellness, and fitness products and services. It’s the perfect platform for customers who want to discover the best deals without having to commit to a specific appointment date and time. These deals are available at major beauty stores, facial salons, hair salons, and other brands in Singapore, with no minimum spend required. Choose from guaranteed discounted deals in the categories of hairstyling, hair removal, facial & aesthetics, body slimming, brows & lashes, nails & makeup, massage & spa or fitness & wellness. Tropika Club Deals is also ideal for customers who want to buy vouchers as gifts or to use for the future. So whether you’re looking to save money on your next haircut or want to treat yourself to a relaxing massage, Tropika Club Deals has got you covered with the best voucher and coupon deals in Singapore!



Terence is the deputy editor for Tropika Club Magazine. He is an analytical individual who enjoys learning about animals and different cultures. He has a curious mind and is always seeking knowledge and understanding. Terence is also a friendly and approachable person who enjoys making connections with others. He is passionate about his work in the publishing industry and takes pride in his collaborations with authors and editors.

This website is protected by copyright.