There are a ton of benefits of travelling alone – but would you do it?
You’re craving tropical beaches, cocktails and adventure, you don’t have a partner to forcibly go with you, and all your friends are booked out. Do you go anyway?
Travelling solo has its advantages – not least the freedom to do what you want. You can go, see and do whatever you like without having to compromise for anyone else’s sake.
But are people willing to do so? Because humans are super social beings, there’s a range of things, including travel, that have singletons (and everyone else) unsure if they would do alone.
New YouGov research has looked into exactly what single people will and won’t do alone, from going on a walk to travelling the world.
According to the research, 27 per cent of people would go on a local holiday alone, and 58 per cent have already done it. Whether that be a staycation or a short road trip, staying inside your comfort zone while also getting away is one of the most popular activities among singletons.
However, going overseas is a completely different ballpark to a local holiday, especially if you’re alone.
According to research, 41 per cent of people have gone on a holiday abroad alone, and 37 per cent said they would be willing to go overseas alone, but almost 20 per cent of people said they haven’t, and wouldn’t be willing to.
And it’s no surprise; travelling alone can be scary and nerve-wracking. But lone travellers end up knowing themselves better, getting out of their comfort zones, rely on themselves more and ultimately reflect on the experience better.
And who doesn’t want that in a holiday?