7 Reasons Why Travelling As A Singleton Is The Best
Solo travelling FTW...
Travelling can be a big, scary thing. But it can also be one of the most exciting, amazing and life-changing things you can ever try.
So, quite frankly, bugger waiting around for someone else to hold your hand through the whole adventure.
Being in love and all that stuff is nice, but it can also add to a bunch of travel pressures (and arguments). Contiki have come up with seven reasons why travelling solo is absolutely no bad thing, and we couldn't agree more.
You can practice your rusty language skills without an audience
Often find yourself getting red-faced and flustered when met with the chance to practise a foreign language? Without the judging ears of friends or a partner, you can brush up on your Oui’s and Si’s in peace.
You can get lost, and stumble across a hidden treasure
Forgo fighting with maps, street signs and train timetables and boost your chance of adventure by getting lost in a foreign city! Without the arguments about which direction is the ‘right’ way, you never know what you may stumble across …
You can meet a bunch of like-minded travelling folk
Choosing to travel with a group travel operator like Contiki, you’re guaranteed to meet like-minded young travellers and make some seriously unforgettable memories in breathtaking destinations across the world. What more could you want?
You can get out of your comfort-zone
Putting yourself out of your comfort zone allows you to embrace new and exciting experiences. When it’s only you deciding the plan of attack for the day, you might end up going on that white-water rafting trip, or paragliding through the Austrian Tyrol – those once in a lifetime experiences that you never would have done if you’d been in the comfort of your own country and friends.
You can boost your confidence levels
You’ve navigated through airport check-in, found your way to your hostel and successfully ordered a café au lait with favourable results… why wouldn’t you be feeling oh-so-good about yourself?
You can enjoy an in-flight digital detox
No need for gossiping about the events of last week, your communication-free solo flight time gives you the chance to pop on a face mask, listen to that podcast you downloaded months ago, or start reading that book that’s been gathering dust since Christmas.
Perfect your selfie game
Your Instagram game will be stronger than ever thanks to swoon-worthy cities and insane scenery, all poised and ready for their close up! And you’re free to snap yourself looking like a sunkissed adventurer without the eye rolls of travel companions in the background.