Travelling Solo - The Benefits!
Travel presents endless learning opportunities, a chance for you to explore new cultures, experience new walks of life or even learn a new language. Travelling solo is even more beneficial to your personal development it gives you a sense of freedom and allows you to discover you. You will broaden your own horizons and you will realise the importance of exploring.
The majority of participants / volunteers who embark on an Impact Expedition with Travel Teacher choose to 'go solo' and realise their own potential away from those who comfort them. But remember its not just those who travel solo that choose Travel Teacher, see our popular blog - who volunteers with Travel Teacher.
We have complied our own reasons why you should travel solo!
1 - Step out of your comfort zone
Visiting a new destination and a new walk of life will be a challenge. You will not have the benefit of home comforts and you will be required to challenge yourself in different ways. Your ability to overcome obstacles will be tested - this will all help you grow as an individual.
2 - Make new friends
When you are sat in the departure lounge ready to board your aircraft it may seem like a very lonely place, however believe it or not - you will make friends on your journey! Meeting people from diverse cultures and new places is a learning experience in itself, you are able to share stories and socialise in a different way to how you would with your regular friends. It is important to stay open minded when travelling and be approachable as don't forget there are many other travellers who are going solo also.
3- Improve your confidence
Travelling alone builds self confidence, you will overcome challenge and develop key intercultural skills. Going on a trip alone is a challenge in itself, so by just stepping on that plane you have displayed huge courage and determination that you will succeed on this journey. The whole experience will make you a stronger person and you will be well equipped to deal with what ever life throws at you when you return home.
4 - Get to know yourself better
Travelling will expose you to raw experiences that will allow you to get to know yourself better, you will discover the importance of following and listening to your own heart. You may even be able to find your own purpose in life and make an informed choice about your future.
5- Improve your well being
Travelling allows you to de-stress and become a more calmer version of yourself, you will be part of an natural world, whilst doing so you will be happy and excited.
Thank you for reading! Travel Teacher aims to create impact through meaningful travel experiences. Our engagement stems through the delivery of volunteer projects abroad in Fiji and The Cook Islands. Our provision combines education and exploration, we encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and broaden your own horizons whilst developing key transferable skills and making lifelong memories.