Who doesn’t love going on trips with friends, lovers, and family members? It’s entertaining, exciting, and the memories you make together are unforgettable. But what if I told you that traveling alone bares just as many benefits? Planning a trip solo may not seem ideal, but it can be inspiring, uplifting, and also practical. Here are a few more advantages to take into account:
1. You control your schedule
Once you arrive at your destination, your itinerary is under your control – it’s a less stressful experience when the only person you have to worry about is yourself. Whether you want to lounge on a beach all day or museum-hop for 6 hours, the only one to veto your plans, is you!
2. It’s easier to stay on a budget
When traveling in a group, expenses can rack up. Between hitting that hot dinner spot, buying late-night drinks, and going on unexpected snack pit stops, it can be much easier to dine alone. Stick to your budget with planned meals and activities and tuck away your wallet if you go overboard one day.
3. You’re more open to social experiences
When you’re alone, you’re more inclined to strike up a conversation at the bar or on the subway. You may even accept an impromptu dinner invitation from a stranger, which can lead to a lifelong friendship. People can really open up when they’re placed far away from their usual environment and comfort zones.
4. It’s an empowering endeavor
While a group trip can be exhilarating, traveling alone can be very transformative. Solo trips lead to more reflective time, which can be incredibly restorative. The skills, wisdom, and independence you will take away from your trip will be something you cherish forever.
Planning a trip, solo? If you’re visiting California, be sure to make a reservation at Butterfly Grove Inn. We are in the heart of it all – from Cannery Row to the Pacific Grove Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. Give us a call at 831-250-8191 to reserve your room today.