The Healing Power of Solo Travel

By Sarah Kaminksi

There are very few things in life as fulfilling as travel. But have you ever dared to go on an adventure all by yourself?

For a lot of people, solo travel is still a scary concept. Many associate it with loneliness, danger, or even boredom. But these couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, it’s a practice that’s not only greatly fulfilling, but even more importantly, seeing the world on your own can be a gateway to self-discovery and self-knowledge. 

It can also be a healing experience – a chance to come to terms with the thoughts or problems that have been bothering you.

If you, like many others, are in need of some soul-healing after the COVID-19 pandemic, here are the top reasons why you should consider celebrating the re-opening of the world’s borders by heading out on a solo adventure.

A chance to reflect


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While being surrounded by friends and family is comforting, there’s a lot to gain from solitude. One of the greatest benefits of being alone is the opportunity to banish all social distractions and allow yourself to explore deep thoughts you don’t often get the chance to address.

Reflection has been shown to improve both creativity and productivity through freeing up mental space. Even more, it can be a gateway to new discoveries that can have profound and impactful effects on your daily routines, habits, or relationships.

Traveling is the perfect opportunity to set time aside for reflection. Whether you decide to meditate on a sandy beach at sunrise, or just sit down on a park bench is entirely up to you. But you’re guaranteed to feel energized and in touch with your inner-self afterward.

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