Travel solo in your 20s
Travel solo in your 20s at least once. It doesn’t really matter where you go.. just go! Wherever you go, be it the beach or a tour of near by city – traveling solo will be one of the most important, fun, and major things you’ll do in your 20s. Read on to know why traveling solo in your 20s is something you should really consider doing.
1. you become an even more interesting person
You will see or experience things worth telling your friends about when you return home. You will have a lot of stories to tell people – they can be anything from funny moments to embarrassing ones to even dangerous ones. You will also learn a lot while traveling and it will make you far more better educated than you previously were.
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
2. You get to know yourself better
While traveling you will experiment with many things and you will get to know what you really like or dislike. Sometimes you can get into tough situations where you will get to know about your body’s capabilities and how far you actually can push yourself.
3. It will help you get more confident
Traveling solo is a big achievement in itself. You’ve traveled to far places alone, lived out of a backpack, partied without your usual friends, went on some crazy adventure trips and what not! That is definitely something which will make you feel confident about yourself.
4. You get to meet incredible people and make new friends worldwide
It is perhaps the best thing about traveling solo. You get to meet incredible people along the way who help you, inspire you and share a drink with you. Young people make friends in no time.. so do it while you’re still young!
5. Its your best chance of hooking up with foreigners
Almost everybody has wanted to have a foreign girlfriend/boyfriend at some point. Well traveling is your best bet! Who knows, you might get to hook up with that hot foreigner.
6. You have the time and energy
Trekking for hours with a backpack on your back, partying till late and what not! Chances are your body won’t ever be as fit as it is in your 20s to do all this. Also, in your 20s you most probably haven’t even started your career or have any other kind of responsibilities. So… JUST GO!!
7. YOU CAN DO IT FOR CHEAPER
Only your 20 year old self can live in cheap hostels/hotels and not complain about it. You can survive on less and live out of a backpack. You can even sometimes skip a meal and still go through your day normally. You won’t be able to do all this when you’re older.. so do it while you can do it for cheaper.
8. You get to improve your social skills
When you’re traveling solo in your 20s you will meet a lot of new people, learn how to strike up conversations with random people from all over the world and you will eventually get better at it. In no time you will have enhanced social skills.
9. Recruiters prefer candidates who have international experience
You already have experience with different cultures after all that traveling and you probably will have experience with a second language. You travel which shows that you can and are willing to work at different locations. Not all people are comfortable in doing that so you will have an upper hand.
Why else do you think people should travel solo at least once in their 20s? Share the reasons with me and the readers!