There’s a stereotype that solo travellers are lonely people or self-obsessed narcissists. I’m here to tell you that neither of those things is true. Yes, there’s something about travelling alone that invites introspection and reflection—and yes, sometimes it can be tough when your only companion is the voice inside your head (though even then, you’ll at least be less distracted). But solo travel encourages bravery, confidence and empathy in ways that no other form of travel does. And if you haven’t tried it yet? Don’t wait any longer! Here are 10 reasons travelling alone to Miami will change your life as much as other forms of travel:
You’ll be more in control of your schedule when travelling alone to Miami.
The most important part of traveling alone is deciding on the itinerary. You can plan your trip exactly as you want it to be, including the time and place you want to visit. Once you’ve decided where you want to go, then what? Well, that’s up to you! Are there any restaurants or landmarks in mind? Are there some tours or activities that sound fun? You might even have time for all of it if you’re not flying with a group who wants to visit every attraction in town!
Traveling alone gives back control over your schedule when it comes down to planning out each day. If one activity sounds better than another, then feel free to switch them up throughout the day! Or if something doesn’t work out like planned (like getting stuck in traffic), don’t worry about wasting too much time. Deal with what you can.
You’ll learn how to meet new people.
- Make a friend on the plane or in the airport
- Ask your hotel concierge for recommendations and directions
- Use the power of social media to find local meetups
- Use the power of your smile and be friendly, especially to locals
You’ll take time to savor the small things.
You’ll slow down and learn to appreciate every experience more deeply because you’re not distracted by other people or places. You’ll be able to focus on the moment instead of rushing through it, which will give you a better memory of that moment than if you’d rushed through it with someone else.
This is a rare opportunity for introspection—and it’s good for you! When we travel alone, we’re forced into our own world for days at a time; this gives us plenty of opportunities for self-reflection and mental health maintenance that might otherwise get lost in our busy lives back home.
When traveling by yourself, there are plenty of ways to make sure your solo travels are as rewarding as possible:
You can eat whatever, wherever you want.
If you want to dress up and go to a fancy restaurant with a view of the ocean and an extensive wine list, then do it! If you’re more of a hole-in-the-wall kind of person who’d rather have authentic street food from some random mom & pop spot with no frills but great flavor, then that’s totally up to you too! There are no rules when traveling alone. You can eat what you want without having to worry about anyone else’s opinions or preferences. This is because there’s nobody else around who cares what they’re eating for dinner besides themselves. There are no judgments about if your meal is too expensive or worth its price point—you’re just enjoying yourself without worrying about anyone else’s opinions except your own.
You can create your own itinerary when travelling alone to Miami.
You can decide what you want to see and do, and when you want to do it. You can decide where you want to stay, what you want to eat, what you want to drink and when you want to sleep. There are no rules or restrictions for traveling alone in Miami.
Travelling alone to Miami is empowering and encourages self-discovery.
As a traveler, you will learn to appreciate your own company, becoming more confident in yourself and being open to new experiences. You’ll meet people from all over the globe who share similar interests and passions as you.
You won’t have anyone there to judge or criticize your opinions or actions.You can make your decisions on what activities you want to take part in. You do not need to include anybody else’s choices (except they are coming along too).
Traveling solo is also an amazing way for introverts like myself who don’t find themselves at ease when they’re surrounded by large groups of people. It gives us the space we need so we can focus on ourselves. We’ll do this without being distracted by others’ conversations around us!
If you’re feeling tentative about the idea of traveling alone, I encourage you to try it! It will surprise you how empowering and exhilarating it feels. And if not? Well then at least you have some great stories to tell your friends. This, especially when they ask where on earth did all these bruises come from?