Traveling alone can be really scary. At first, you choke at the idea that you…
1. Traveling in a group gives you security in numbers
Given today’s world, I can only recommend it Group tour when security is a major concern of yours. You can also combine Group tour and traveling solo during a trip to get a bit of both worlds (which I do a lot!).
2. Group trips can be more economical
Finding budget-friendly accommodation is not always as easy as traveling alone. Unless you live in a dormitory, which makes sense, and don’t fully rely on solutions like couch surfing or AirBnB, a proper hotel room for just one person can be quite expensive. It is always helpful to split these expenses among individuals or couples when traveling on a budget.
Another important expense is transportation. Sometimes it is inevitable to take a taxi or rent a car. So you have to pay part of the stake instead of paying it in full.
3. You reconnect with friends.
One of the main benefits of traveling in group is that it is a great way for me to reunite with friends I no longer live with.
4. When you are shy, it is difficult to meet new people
Traveling alone can be very lonely at times, especially if you are shy or introverted. While solo travel from time to time can be very beneficial for some people, it can be a nightmare for others.
One of the losses I suffered was when I first embarked on a solo journey; Too shy to bond with others. In my mind I had a feeling that it would be easier to get in touch with locals and other backpackers, but in reality it was a lot harder than I expected. Often you need to be able to get in touch with others.
If you’re a shy person, like I used to be, chances are that traveling alone won’t really help you break your normal habits. If you are considering going on a solo trip anytime soon, I recommend getting to work in comfort before interacting with more people in your hometown, before venturing out into the world yourself.
5. Traveling with friends is fun!
I try to make more and more friends for my travels. It doesn’t matter if it’s just weekends or two-week holidays – the more people the better. And it’s always so much fun! For me, this is one of the main benefits of traveling with friends.
I am fortunate to have a group of friends who are open to travel, trying new things, playing sports, exercising and getting as much of the good out of life as possible. Simply put, travel is the best.
Art from it, often friends gather me to do things that I don’t do alone. I am very grateful to my friends for giving me such wonderful things that I sure will never do.
6. Loneliness is unhealthy
Traveling alone can be lonely at times – this is the biggest disadvantage of traveling alone.
In 2015, Brigham Young University researchers conducted several studies on loneliness that were conducted on millions of people. The results showed that social isolation resulted in a 50% increase in premature death.
Loneliness is also linked to increased cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression, and decreased cognitive skills.
Man evolved to live with others. Long ago we hunted in small groups where social interaction helped protect from predators. Living alone without support was dangerous and stressful. You need to be constantly alert and ready to turn on your combat or flight mode. It’s still part of our natural tendency.
Of course it is sometimes necessary to break away from the hustle and bustle, the problems and other people in the city and just be with yourself. But a few days are enough. Not yet healthy Humans are social animals that need to interact with others.
7. Traveling with others strengthens relationships
I saw, although I haven’t seen my traveling friends for a long time, I think we met yesterday. And we have so many things to talk about to get together – the fun things we could remember are just a small part of our conversation – we’re always busy creating new, exciting ones.
Interestingly, I’ve found that travel friendships with friends last a long time. I have the closest contact and the longest relationship with the people I have traveled with.
Friendships with people I’ve simply worked or studied with, or occasionally met for a beer, have usually not stood the test of time. Besides, it’s not enough for me to meet in pubs or shop together in a bar. This may be enough to maintain a superficial acquaintance, but it doesn’t bring the friendship closer.
Do you want to travel together in a group? If you can’t find a group yourself, you can travel with us BackpackingTribe. They bring groups of people together to travel from hostel to hostel together.