Fall has officially arrived. The days are growing shorter, the leaves are starting to change, and the weather is beginning to cool off. Along with the weather, the summer vacation hustle is starting to die down, as well. However, this doesn’t mean that we don’t still need a break from time to time.
To be quite honest, autumn is the perfect season to take a solo respite. Sure, hanging out with family and friends is sure to be a great time, but even the most extroverted individual needs time alone sometimes. Below are a few reasons why traveling alone from time to time is a great idea.
Have you ever taken your family to the beach or hung out with your friends for a weekend at a stylish resort? Chilling by the water is the number one spot and usually the first destination for travelers when they get to where they’re going.
However, once you’re there, if you’re like the majority of adults, laying out in the sun, soaking up the rays, and listening to the waves pound the beach provides the kind of solace you only thought lived in the movies or in your favorite book.
Unfortunately, just as you begin to get comfortable and the stress starts to fade, your travel buddies are ready to go. Number one reason to travel alone? YOU set the schedule and decide whether or not to follow it.
When out and about on vacation, with the family especially, we are more concerned with whether or not everyone else has a great time. This is not a bad thing, but in the process, we tend to cater to the needs and wants of our family, children mainly, and lose out on any new experiences ourselves.
Number two reason to travel alone? You are more likely to try new things when traveling solo. Of course, there are events you shouldn’t bother with no matter how you travel, but it’s a proven fact that the average adult feels more comfortable attempting new things in front of a foreign audience or no audience at all. Want to bungee jump for the first time? Go for it!
Off The Grid
Why do most of us travel? To get away from the routine of the normal. We get stuck in the day to day grind of work, family, and household duties. Then, we have those days where disappearing and not being found is as attractive as becoming an overnight millionaire. Reason number three to travel alone? You can go completely off the grid for a few days.
Cut the cell phone off, fast from social media a while, and go where nobody knows your name. Immerse yourself in anonymity. With that said, it’s always a good idea to make sure someone knows where you are and how to get a hold of you in the case of an emergency.
Family vacation is awesome, but don’t deny yourself the chance to reboot individually. After all, you can’t give what you don’t have. Take care of you so that you can take care of others.