The 10 Reasons Why It's Better To Travel Alone

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In one year, I went from having a naked, stampless passport to having visited three different countries. While every traveling experience has been rewarding, my most meaningful experiences transpired while traveling alone.

Although domestic travel is certainly the easiest, traveling internationally presents a greater risk with a potentially greater reward. Check out the top 10 reasons it’s important to travel alone:

1. Self-discovery

2. Meeting new people

3. Making — and sometimes breaking — your itinerary

4. Work with your budget

5. Meditation and self-reflection

6. Independent problem solving

7. Messy hair, don’t care

8. Nerding out

9. Cultural immersion

10. The storytelling experience