Why Travel Solo?

June 14, 2015,

My thoughts, uncensored about what traveling solo means and why I choose to travel solo. For me, traveling (solo) is about listening to my true self (desires) and no longer responding to the world to (and through) my ego. 

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I’m no longer saying no to myself, no longer letting the fear of rejection or failure take control of me. I don’t want to self-edit, I no longer chose to remain silent because I’m afraid of not saying the right thing or making a good impression.

Today I asked myself why travel (solo)? Why do I want to share my travels? Why is travelling important to me?

I realized that when I travel I have the ability to be myself without self-editing because in this new place, no one knows me or has any expectations of me. I can be authentic. I can be spontaneous or I can choose to be silent and peaceful, too.

But we (and I) need to learn to do this daily, not just while travelling because true happiness and spontaneity comes from within, is intrinsic and can be always present.

travel solo We are always learning and growing. We can learn to love and accept ourselves just they way we are. So, during this (ongoing and lifelong) process, let’s be patient and kind with ourselves. Let’s work on responding through our true selves, through love.

And remember, you are enough, exactly as you are right now.

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Over to you – did any of this resonate with you? Do you have the same feeling of freedom when traveling (especially when you travel solo)? How do you cope with your ego (especially when at home)?Why Travel Solo? Your questions about solo travel answered and some thoughts // at happiestwhenexploring.com

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5 Comments

  • Reply Ilena June 15, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Travelling is a way to discover who we are and not just a discovery of our world…but travelling solo is precious to me. It makes one discover our new best friend, ourself. We often neglect this. Thank you for the reminder!

    • Reply happiestwhenexploring June 19, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Our own best friend. Yes, thank you for that!

  • Reply Sarah de los cobos June 19, 2015 at 5:40 am

    You’re so right! i can just be who I am more freely when I travel, I can wear anything, say anything and go anywhere without worrying about how I am perceived. So much freedom and abundance in the solo travel experience!

    • Reply happiestwhenexploring June 19, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you for your comment! I’m in Costa Rica right now, and I thought of you!! Pura vida!

  • Reply Laura Verbich June 26, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    THIS INSPIRED THE HECK OUT OF ME!!! Especially “But we (and I) need to learn to do this daily, not just while travelling because true happiness and spontaneity comes from within, is intrinsic and can be always present.”

    YES. YES. and YES. Thank you for sharing <3

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