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5 Reasons you should travel solo

Aniket Shashikant Saraf
3 min readJun 24, 2022


A solo girl wearing a hat and looking at distant mountains
Photo by Bluewater Sweden on Unsplash

We all are dependent creatures.

We depend on parents, spouses, children, and friends for our well-being. No one is born dependent. We get separated from a mother’s womb. Yes, we need pampering. But how long? Many people fear taking a further step. They live in the comfort zone of dependence. What if you take a sabbatical from this habit?

Once in a lifetime break this dependency and experience carefreeness.

Go solo and you will come back with more than memories :

1. Solo Travel makes you independent.

Independence is threatening yet rewarding.

No one to assist you. No one to look after you. You need to manage everything from bookings, safety, food, and expenses. There are constant struggles about what to do next? Confusions about unfamiliar places. You map new surroundings. You try to make the most out of your day.

Independence rewards you with curiosity, lessens the fear of the unknown, and gives you the courage to do and manage every single activity on your own. No one to yell at you. No one to teach you a thing.

What more does one need?

2. Solo Travel teaches you to organize up.

We like chaos.

The house is a mess. A piled-up office desk. A messy wardrobe. This busy life makes you look vulnerable. A neglected self-care routine. Nothing of which is presentable to the arriving guests.

A break from the routine is what you need. A refreshing perspective of how nature organizes itself.

Traveling solo gives you a chance to learn how to organize your stuff.

You learn — less is beautiful.

3. Solo Travel raises your self-esteem.

Fortune favors the bold.

Everyone looks for a companion to visit a nearby restaurant or a shopping mall. People like to live in a shell of comfort. Their insecurity does not let them take big bold steps. They stick to the 1–2–3's of life.



Aniket Shashikant Saraf

Writer in Tech, Startups, Entrepreneurship, & Personal Development. Ghostwriter for Tech Entrepreneurs.