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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. 

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. 

Read: How to Calculate Your Life Path and Destiny using Numerology



Terence is Tropika Club Magazine's deputy editor who loves learning about animals and their behavior. He is also an anthropologist, so he is very interested in how different cultures interact with animals. He has worked in the publishing industry for over 10 years, and have been lucky enough to work with some amazing authors and editors.