- Solo Travel Myth #1: You will get lost
- Solo Travel Myth #2: It’s only meant for singles
- Solo Travel Myth #3: You’ll get really lonely
- Solo Travel Myth #4: You’re cool if you travel alone
- Solo Travel Myth #5: You won’t know what to do
- Solo Travel Myth #6: You will feel super awkward
- Solo Travel Myth #7: Solo travel is a huge deal
Solo Travel Myth #1: You will get lost
Could we just remind you that the chances of you getting lost in the city that you live in are just as many? In fact, if anything, you’d be a little more cautious in a foreign city because you’d subconsciously be aware of being a foreigner there. So relax, and have a little faith in yourself.
Solo Travel Myth #2: It’s only meant for singles
Think of it this way, you still allow yourself some me-time despite being in a relationship, right? Not everything has to be done together. Taking a break from your partner can be refreshing sometimes and helps especially if you’re contemplating taking a break from your partner.
Solo Travel Myth #3: You’ll get really lonely
Either that, or you’ve secretly been waiting to travel alone and explore places all by yourself, without having to put up with others’ wishes and demands… Right? Solo travel is a relief! You’ve the freedom to do whatever you want, whenever you want—and not give a dime! How’s that sad at all?
Solo Travel Myth #4: You’re cool if you travel alone
No, you’re not. Chances are you’re just jumping on the bandwagon with other (supposed) wanderlusters claiming to be the next Chris McCandless. If your sole purpose is to upload Instagram Stories (whilst struggling to find WiFi) then you’re not cool. You’re just portraying yourself to be…just like everyone else on social media.
Solo Travel Myth #5: You won’t know what to do
You don’t seriously believe that, do you? The world isn’t that small, for you to not have anything to do—especially in a place you’d be visiting for the very first time. Curiosity is the hunger of the human mind, and travelling solo will only fuel it. Trust us, and trust the universe, you only have good times ahead!
Solo Travel Myth #6: You will feel super awkward
Okay, this may be true to an extent. You may fumble, especially if you didn’t speak the language or still hadn’t gotten a hang of the way the locals greeted each other—but hey, it’s all learning. In the words of Brian Tracy—“You can only grow if you’re willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new”.
Solo Travel Myth #7: Solo travel is a huge deal
Solo travel is only as big as you make it in your head. Yes, the idea of it may seem daunting and hence may get magnified in your mind. But if you started small (weekend getaways) and moved on to bigger (international) trips, you’d eventually build up the confidence to take the leap into something life-changing.