Sometimes, all we need to do is get away from it all and head out on a road trip. If you have been hesitating about going on one before, here are 10 reasons why you should just go.
You Don’t Have Anyone to Go with
You are the only single friend in your group and no-one wants to leave their partners behind. Rather than be a third wheel, just go on your own and enjoy your time alone.
You Don’t Have to Put Up with Anyone Else
On the other hand, it can be annoying to put up with other people’s little habits. From hogging the whole bed to listening to any mix of music you want to; it is all up to you.
You Have a Specific Destination in Mind
There is always one place you have already wanted to visit but either the timing has not been right or the person you like to travel with has been before. It is somewhere you want to go, so just take yourself and enjoy the experience.
You Want to Fulfil Your All-American Fantasy
Who hasn’t read Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and not been bitten by the travel bug? Embrace your inner beatnik and hit the highway in a fuel-efficient second-hand car to see sites the average Joe may only see on Instagram.
You Want to Stay Somewhere Unusual
There are interesting Airbnbs and hotels everywhere and staying in one isn’t for everyone. From the opportunities to stay in glass houses, tree-houses and more, you won’t have to negotiate with anyone if they don’t want to stay there.
You Fancy Trying Car Camping
Many people want to try car camping and it can be a great opportunity for you to see how much you pack in the car. With some clever storage solutions and the right bedding, you can create an amazing space in your backseat and trunk.
You Decide the Schedule
Want to stop to take some photos? You can do it! Feeling hungry or need the toilet? Pull over at the next stop you see. Whatever you want to do is up to you. You are in complete control of the pace of the trip.
You Get to Truly Focus on Where You are
With no distractions from another person, you have nothing to focus on but your surroundings. You are able to sit back and truly appreciate the world around you. Get ready to notice some things you might never have seen before.
You Can Make Friends on the Road
It doesn’t matter that you are by yourself. You can very easily meet some amazing new people at restaurants, landmarks and other places. Be more open and friendly and it won’t be long before you are getting to know some amazing people.
You Want to Prove You Can Do It Solo travel builds self-confidence in you as a person. From having to make critical decisions to pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, you will find a fulfilment in solo travel that you will rarely find in other places. What are you waiting for? Start planning a solo road trip for yourself today!