I’ve been keeping a secret. This summer, I took a trip. I didn’t mention it online, nor did I post anything on social media. But yet it still happened. Crazy to believe in this day and age, right? I say all of that somewhat tongue-in-cheek.
But the truth is that I needed an escape. A total escape. From work, from home, from being online, from emails, from social media, from everything. I needed to be by myself with only a book, a margarita, a pool, and a beach.
So, that’s just what I did! I booked a very last minute trip to Cabo. It was one of those life moments when the stars aligned and everything fell into place for this trip to happen. Not only did the stars align, but special friends and close family insisted I get away. As I hurriedly planned my trip, I vowed to put absolutely zero pressure on myself to capture any content for the blog or social media.
And you know what? It was amazing! I was gone for four days and three nights. I did nothing but bask in the sun, swim in the pool, walk on the beach, enjoy a few massages, and so on and so forth. I planned absolutely zero activities. I never put on makeup or got dressed up. I just focused on being.
After time to relax and reflect, I returned feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, restored, and reinvigorated.
It was truly a memorable time. I know I’ll look back on those days for many years as being just what the doctor ordered, so to speak. My soul was nourished.
This trip to Cabo was not by any means the first solo trip I had taken. Granted, it was definitely the most relaxing solo trip ever! But I’ve traveled quite a bit on my own. Two of my most memorable solo trips were to Paris, France and to Florence, Italy.
Anyway, this recent trip made me think a lot about the benefits of traveling alone. Unequivocally, traveling alone has such a different rhythm and cadence and feel than when traveling with someone else. I always feel especially enriched when I travel alone.
So with that in mind, I compiled a list of the top reasons you should consider taking a solo trip…