When going on a trip or vacation, traveling in a group can be an amazing experience. You get to make memories with other people, share experiences, exchange activity ideas, and more with people you have chosen to spend that time with. But, sometimes you might not want to have to spend your whole trip having to make sure the entire group is content every step of the way. If this sounds like a problem you’ve encountered, you’ll be happy to hear that taking vacations alone, or ‘solo traveling,’ is becoming a popular trend among travelers of all ages. According to Solo Traveler, a website dedicated to posting articles and content related to solo traveling, this is a trend that has been increasing over the past few years. Google Trends also reports that online interest in solo travel has been steadily increasing since 2011, which seems to support the idea that more and more people are becoming interested in this kind of vacation.
There are many reasons people love to travel alone. For one, you don’t have to worry about someone else’s schedule or preferences. Data from various surveys about solo travel reflects that increased freedom is one of, if not the, biggest motivating factors for people to take a trip alone. After all, solo traveling means that if you feel like going for ice cream late at night, spontaneously traveling to a completely different city for the day, or even just spending the entire day in your vacation rental instead of going out, you can. You are completely free to make those kinds of decisions without having a discussion with someone else. Of course, doing the entire trip on your own means that you will have to do the entire trip on your own. You will have to book the flights, pick the rentals, carry the bags, and all of the rest of it all by your lonesome. But, it seems that the benefits of going out on an adventure while being free to make it completely your own outweigh the potential downsides. In fact, the Solo Traveler website even reports that in 2018, approximately 1 in 4 people say that they will be doing a trip alone. This clearly suggests that planning a trip and going out into the world by yourself is going to be a supported and accepted decision in the near future.
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