Traveling Solo? Do it!

People should try to travel and discover the world at their own pace. Why not start today?

Traveling solo might be daunting at first but it is proven to be the perfect confidence boost when you don’t have anybody else but yourself to rely on. Remember that there is a very real distinction between being ‘alone’ and being ‘lonely’. Forenom often meet solo travelers and there’s something charming and exciting about planning a trip by yourself on your own terms.  We have listed 8 reasons why more people should try to travel and discover the world at their own pace. Why not start today?

 

1. You decide

When there’s only you, the world is at your feet. You can choose where, when and how to travel. When you travel with someone else, there’s always some kind of compromise during the trip. Maybe you want to take a day tour but your friend doesn’t. Maybe you want to go hiking but your friend wants to go shopping. Solo travel can be the ultimate in self-indulgence; you can rest when you want and pour it on when you’re feeling ambitious.

You can also find Forenom in Copenhagen

 

2. Own your own experiences

Walk everywhere, discover the countryside through the windshield of your rental car, see how far a rickshaw will take you for the change in your back pocket; it’s your trip, and you’re the only one who gets to decide how it goes. Obviously, we areinfluenced by our fellow opinions when we travel in groups and a place might not be as enjoyable if you’re with someone who does not appreciate it the same way you do. Another benefit is that your mistakes are your own, and your triumphs all the more exciting. There’s no worrying that your insistence on trekking all the way across town to a museum that was closed ruined your partner’s day; it’s your own day to salvage or chalk up to a learning experience.

Model lying on a Ford Mustang hood

 

3. You become more attentive

To take in new surroundings unfiltered by the prejudices, tastes or preferences of a traveling companion can be heady stuff. Traveling alone gives you the chance to indulge yourself fully.

Man watching sunrise on a green field

 

4. You become more attentive

To take in new surroundings unfiltered by the prejudices, tastes or preferences of a traveling companion can be heady stuff. Traveling alone gives you the chance to indulge yourself fully.

Saint Petersburg traffic time lapse
In Saint Petersburg, you will find Forenom at Petrogradskaya

 

5. Get to know yourself

Traveling alone can be scary, but when you get to your destination, navigate the streets, find your hotel,  and book a day tour-all on your own in a foreign land, something starts to change. You suddenly realize you can do things on your own. Even something simple you do alone at home all the time takes a lot more effort abroad. When you accomplish the task, your confidence will start to soar. You will grow as a person when you realize how much you actually can do by yourself, and when you have arrived back home you will already, in your mind, be on your next solo trip.

Camera, passport, compass, notebook, golden pen and 20€ bills on top of a map

 

6. Be bold, you are never alone

Maybe you’ll meet someone at the hostel or guesthouse where you’re staying or at a cafe, in a shop, on a bus or just in the street. Maybe you’ll end up wandering around a city for an afternoon with this person and then parting ways. And the next day, you’ll probably meet someone else to share new experiences with as well. Perhaps you’ll meet someone and decide to travel together for a couple of days. The point is, you’ll meet plenty of people in just about every single corner of the world, even if you’re the most shy person on the planet. Some of the travelers you’ll meet while traveling alone can even turn into lifelong friends. You already share something major in common, a desire to see the world.

People dining outdoors with a candlelight

 

7. You become more spontaneous

When you travel alone, you get to do exactly what you want every time. You will have the flexibility to plan your entire trip the way you feel comfortable without having to worry about someone else’s desires.

Woman staring at a blue sky over a city
In some of Forenom countries it’s possible to pre-order a Travel Card. It allows you to travel safely on public transportation.

 

8. Leave your comfort zone

Traveling solo means that you are in charge. You make the decisions. It will make you grow. It will make your comfort zone grow. Trust yourself and trust your plan. It can even be exciting to order train tickets with the language you learned in school – and get the correct tickets! The world is full of possibilities – so what are you waiting for?

"Travel far enough, you meet yourself" David Mitchell