A person who enjoys solitary travel is said to be a free spirit. A real nomad is someone who has broken free from society's chains and has dared to march to the beat of their own drum. The solitary traveler does not need the security of others; they make huge, daring choices every day. They're the ones with wildfire in their eyes, trekking for kilometers to catch the perfect sunset. They make moving nations seem as simple as changing their trousers. They live life for themselves, every single second of every single day. This makes them unfettered soul fighters in a culture that fosters conformity.
You'll never hear a single traveler say anything other than how fantastic, life-changing, and freeing it is to travel alone. It's all real; you'll discover your most important lessons in love, life, and our beautiful planet. You will grow as a person, and your core will be stronger. You'll never have to rely on anybody else; you will be the ultimate master of your own destiny. Meeting new individuals will become a regular event, teaching you to never settle for less. You will form your tribe, which will be a mix of old and new pals. You'll first welcome all sorts of strange and fascinating individuals into your life, but you'll soon learn to be picky about who stays.
This enchantment begins to unfold the minute you take your first solo flight, bus ride, or boat trip to a distant location. Every day that you travel the world as a lone traveler, you will learn so much not just about people but also about yourself.
Strangers’ compassion will reveal a portion of your heart that you were unaware existed. As a lone traveler, you will see the finest that the world has to offer. As you understand the facts, any misconceptions or stories about entire civilizations or areas being deadly will go. But, I'm sorry to break it to you, but a solo journey will send a massive anti-cupid grenade straight into your love life. You'll always be unattractive to ordinary men and women.
In this great dating world, we live in, where individuals are chosen based on images and a line about themselves. Your criteria for a match will have shifted drastically as a result of solo travel.
You'll look for stuckness rather than steadiness. The most significant attribute will now be life objectives and desires.
Of course, every dater is aware that we've all climbed mountains, taken photos, and practiced yoga. However, you will find yourself critically thinking about how much you like these things. Is it a habit or something you did once over summer vacation? Okay, they claim to be free, but in fact, it isn't enough if it isn't embedded in their spirit. Or maybe they'll pretend to be everything they're not and accompany you on your quest, only to abandon you when things get rough. Choose cautiously your wandering companions, or you may find yourself stranded as well.
Small chat is ruined by solo travel
Let's face it: discussing the weather isn't going to set anyone's soul on fire. Unless you've been stuck on a Fijian island due to a cyclone, or you're a storm chaser. It's not simply the weather; small conversation is a way of life for many people. A classic getting-to-know-your inquiry is, ‘What is your favorite food?' If they react with pizza and dare to use the name Dominos, rather than because they "experienced pizza nirvana in Napoli," your heart may shatter a bit.
You'll notice how frequently folks talk about nothing at all. Yes, there is traveler small chat, and it generally starts with: 'Where are you from?', 'Where have you been?', and 'Where are you going?' These are everyday questions, but the solutions open up entirely new realms of potential and comprehension. Each reaction opens the door to new possibilities and inspiration.
Those long sleeper train evenings when you've bared your soul to a complete stranger, discussing your deepest anxieties or the hopes that make your eyes glitter. What's the deal with solo journeys and sleeper trains?! The majority of ordinary people like a little small conversation. Some individuals have never attempted to go into the depths of their souls or give themselves the time to discover what makes them tick.
It makes you want to spend time alone
A solo journey is seldom lonely, but you will come to appreciate being alone. That place where you may reflect and consider all the ideas that may have flitted across your mind while you were living a "regular" existence. That valuable time spent in coffee cafes where you couldn't converse, simply people-watching and beaming at those that came to connect. Those rare occasions when you had a dorm to yourself and opted to spend the evening writing and figuring out what makes you tick. Oh, and the infinite lovely bus rides that equaled guilt-free thinking, reading, and studying time.
The longing for this joyful independence never dies. Maybe in the early stages of a relationship, when you've found a good one. However, alone time has now become so valuable that you will begin to want it.
'Babe, I won't be able to visit you on Saturday,' you'll say. 'Why not,' he'll say. ‘Because I need room to think, breathe, create, and be myself.' You can imagine how well it goes down with a typical spouse. You may find yourself making reasons for why you need this time, but lying is not acceptable. So, best of luck to solo travelers; it takes a special individual to understand why you need your alone time.
An urge to travel
If you've made it through the rest of the reasons why your lone traveling self is unsuitable, this is the killer.
Routine is now your adversary, and spontaneity is your source of life. You'll have no qualms about booking a trip on Thursday for a quick weekend escape. Just because. To a location, you've never visited before. You don't mind if your other half joins you; in fact, you'd prefer it if they didn't!
When you reveal your freshly formed plan, they may hesitate and make excuses about needing time to sleep, watch that box set, or get the home in order after a hectic week at work. Your eyes will glaze over, and your fingers will be fluttering between the Sky scanner and Hostel world applications, ready to tap the ‘book' button.
You'll start talking about your future, and instead of mortgages and jobs, your aspirations will be a list of places. There's a whole universe of potential out there, and you're sitting on your bedroom floor with a bag that seems to be abandoned.
Because you've been bitten by the solitary travel/wanderlust bug. No matter how hard you try, settling for a traditional existence is no longer a feasible choice. Your only option is to locate a wild and free companion to run with you.