Travelling alone is often questioned by people that have never done it, and yeah i think if you don't have the right sort of personality then travelling alone maybe isn't for you, but you should definitely give it a try. There are so many incredible things about travelling alone, and even though you are technically travelling alone, you're never really often actually alone.
I think there are loads of advantages to travelling alone, don't get me wrong i love travelling with people too and going on trips with friends, yeah it's great fun. The problem is, often you don't want to go to the same places as your friends, you don't want to do the same things, your friends may not have the money or the time off work/school, it's kinda difficult to get it all sorted out and actually happening. I'm sure you all know how hard it is to plan a night out with everyone, let alone a trip backpacking. It's a hassle and more often than not, unfortunately plans fall through.
I see so many people make posts about wishing they could travel but they have no one to go with, i honestly think it's kind of an excuse. Yeah for sure it's scary going away by yourself, especially for the first time, but i can promise you, you won't regret it. You just need to jump in and do it.
Travelling alone gives you total freedom and control over where you go, for how long and exactly what you're doing. You are literally completely free to do whatever you please, and very little in your life will you have this opportunity. It also makes things much easier, as you only really have yourself to worry about, there is no waiting for your friends to book flights or do this and that, you are not relying or waiting for anyone, you can just go ahead and do it all yourself.
Travelling alone is also a lot more spontaneous as you kind of never really know what's going to happen or where you are going to end up. When travelling in a group you often have plans and tend to stick to them from one day to the next. But when you're solo you might meet someone one morning at breakfast that's going somewhere that sounds awesome, that you had never even heard off, and then you decide to go with them. It's super exciting, as you kind of never really know what you're going to be doing from one day to the next. I think this is a big difference between travelling solo and with friends.
Travelling alone i also feel like you meet a load more people. I'm sure many of you that have travelled alone before and stayed in hostels, will get what i'm talking about. When you travel alone you're more inclined to be sociable, as you have to be open and talk to people, and be confident enough to ask people what they're doing, where they're going etc. Whereas if you're travelling in a group or with friends, yeah of course you're still going to meet people, but i just feel like it's a different experience than when you're travelling by yourself. I have met so many incredible people when i've travelled solo, and spent weeks travelling around with them and having an incredible time. You also meet so many interesting people of different ages and from different places, so you don't ever have to worry about being alone, yeah of course sometimes you're going to spend a day exploring alone, but not very often, as long as you're sociable and outgoing, you'll have an amazing time.
I also think travelling alone really allows you to discover yourself and become much more independent. You learn more about yourself, as you're just by yourself, you get that quality you time. It gives you time to think to yourself about everything that's going on in your life and have no stress, and maybe even realise what it is that really makes you happy. Travelling by yourself also makes you a hell of a lot more confident as with any sort of travelling really, but when you're by yourself even more so. It makes you more confident to do things by yourself, and i think gives you more control over your life, as you realise you can do more and have more of a say than what you think. You have to catch trains, book flights, get directions, talk to new people there are so many aspects to travelling alone that make you grow as a person, and that you can apply to every aspect of everyday life.