31.05.2014 8:08

How to travel alone

Traveling alone is not that is not accepted, but it’s probably the last thing that comes to mind when it comes to travel to another city or country. We are accustomed to look for a company to travel up to casual acquaintances who do not really like us. However, in single travel has its advantages, and here are 7 ideas that will help you try out this method.

What good in a solo travel

The first thing that comes to mind when a person is traveling alone – he has no friends. This is not so. Thousands of people around the world go to travel alone, and not because they have no one.

If you do not match the graphics or the desire to leave about a place that must be visited is not a reason to abandon the planned or frantically look for companions.Here are some advantages of traveling alone:

Penetrate deeper into the atmosphere

When you talk to a friend, you do not see half the fun, because 70% of your attention is absorbed in conversation. Alone, you are completely dissolved in a new place, you hear and see everything. Because of this, are much more vivid memories of the places you’ve visited.

Do only what you want

You do not have to compromise and wait for someone. Wake up and go for a walk when you want to, go only to those places that are interesting to you, live at their own pace, not adjusting to other people.

Take a break from all

Sometimes the constant bustle so tired that just need to be alone, to understand yourself and your thoughts, and a single journey will help to do it. Week meditation on the environment, unfamiliar terrain and beautiful views. This will help to refresh perception and “reset” the brain.

Perhaps there are other reasons to travel alone, but that’s enough to at least try.And here are seven ideas to help you get started.

Ideas for solo travel

1. Hostels: loneliness or company to choose

If you stay in a hostel for a few days, will be around full of travelers who travel alone too, and among them you can find friends on my trip.
You can explore the city with them, or one – just sit in a coffee shop, wander through the streets and time to forget about your smartphone.

2. Traveling by train

Traveling by train can leave a lot of memories. First, it is a comfort and all amenities within access. Secondly, such visits promote reflection.
And even if you have no one to talk, would be enough just watching the flickering scenery, and you will not be bored.

3. Examine the small town

If you’re tired of the constant hustle and bustle of cities, you can go to a small town, and walk on it, until all the townspeople at work or at school.

Ask local, whether they like to live in this city that is interesting here. Certainly it would be nice if you say that you came just to get acquainted with their city, and they will gladly tell you what to see and where to go.

4. Beach Holidays

Relaxing on the sand, swim in the sea or just listen to the lapping of the waves and enjoy in solitude. Not every trip should be a never-ending party, we must find time to be alone with yourself, and where to do it, no matter how on the beach, in a relaxed atmosphere?

5. Choose the city where long wanted to visit

Probably everyone has several cities that attract some reason, do not allow to forget about them. Do not put off your dream for tomorrow, which may never come.In the city and the dream you will always find something to do, and you will not be bored.

6. Visit the country without the knowledge of its culture and language

This is a somewhat extreme exercise, akin to immersion in another reality.Exploring the unknown world alone, you are destroying your comfort zone and inevitably changing. In any case, it would be much more fun than traveling around the country, you know.

7. Participate in volunteer programs

If you want to travel on their own, but do not want to be alone, you can participate in volunteer programs in Russia and abroad. So you will always find something to do, be able to go for a walk alone or in company with other volunteers, have fun and make the world a little bit better.

Pursue a solo journey is not difficult, and who knows whether you want then go differently?

Maybe you’ve tried to travel alone? Share your experiences in the comments.