“…he starts telling them about our day, embellishing it so that it almost sounds fun. It’s how all good travel stories are born. Nightmares spun into punch lines.”
One of the struggles of adulthood is that most of our friends have commitments that don’t include us. Back as a teenager, it wasn’t hard to pack up for a weekend off in some vague Scottish forest to camp. Now, there are jobs and commitments and children and …
It’s hard to find people to travel with. But why should that stop you from travelling?
Solo travel has great benefits. Why would you want to be restricted by other people, when solo vacations let you play by your own rules.
That being said, you might lose some of the best bits about travelling when alone. If you treasured those memories of late nights in dodgy hostels when you were eighteen, group travel might be the only way for you.
So how do you decide whether group or solo travel is for you?
If company is important to you, group travel is likely the smarter choice. Memories made on travel excursions almost always relate to the good times you had with your mates. This will be missing if you go solo traveling.
That being said, company can still be found in solo travel. In fact, for the more adventurous, solo travel can be the best way of finding company. Everyone you meet is new – if you like forging friendships and widening your circle, solo travel is the best way to do this. The memories you’ll gain from solo travel will be truly unique – and often a bit crazier than those from group travel.