In all the traveling that I’ve done, I’ve come to realize that even more important than the destinations you visit is with whom you’re able to share the experiences. Traveling with a close friend or loved one is a great way to amplify the experience.
Moreover, with a friend at your side, it’s much easier to laugh at your misfortunes or tribulations. A missed flight doesn’t seem so bad and culture shock just isn’t as shocking. And having a travel companion gives you an added sense of safety and security. You have a bit of the familiar even amidst the unfamiliar.
While I do prefer traveling with a friend or loved one, there are some unique aspects of traveling alone that I’ve come to appreciate and even crave. Indeed, solo traveling can have some unique advantages.