Have you ever taken a solo trip? I've spent the past few years traveling alone and had the time of my life. I started traveling alone because my loved ones' schedule, budget, and interest in travel didn't align with my own. Since then, I've gotten the chance to cross off so many bucket list items like backpacking through Central America, skydiving in Europe, and hiking in South America all by myself. People are often surprised to discover that I travel solo so often, so I want to take the time to clear up some misconceptions about traveling alone.
Some people might wonder why anyone would ever choose to travel solo. After all, isn't travel about making memories with family and friends? Well, it can be, but it certainly doesn't have to be enjoyed only that way. Travel can be just as enriching and exciting when you do it alone. In fact, you're bound to experience things that you might not experience with someone by your side. You learn to trust yourself and make the most out of every situation. Its extremely empowering, and there's a reason why it's so popular right now. If you're thinking about making solo travel happen in 2019, then you may want to keep reading.