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Why Solo Travel Is Better Than Any Therapy

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By Stella Green Thompson

When we desire to unwind, escape from tedious routines, and simply reconnect with our true self, there is no better therapy than going somewhere, anywhere, on your own. In plain words, solo travel is pure therapy, period. You dedicate all your free time indulging the surroundings, savoring the delights, immersing with the locals, discovering a whole new you, and above all building up confidence. Soul-searching is not an easy task to do. It requires patience, determination, and a little bit of courage.

If you strive to unlock all your hidden desires and experience the magnificent gems spread across this superb planet, get your backpack and embark in a journey utterly alone.

Create a strong sense of self

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Visiting a place you have never been before can already trigger numerous emotions. You get entangled in the environment, delighted with the cuisine, and content for the opportunity to explore new cultures and nations. Once you opt to explore a new place alone, you get all off that and more. You are free to engage in people, backgrounds, and learn how to engage in a relationship with your inner self and let go of worries that trouble you. Solo travel allows you to be open-minded and considerate, it teaches you to appreciate the world around you and be grateful for what you have.

Breathe in the Japanese adventure


A land of dramatic coastlines, bustling lifestyle, and mesmerizing culture. Japan has become one of the top solo destinations for women in the world. This is a nation that knows how to wallow in life. The crime rate is at the minimum so you can safely roam around the city of Tokyo, explore the various museums, visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, try amazing foods, and of course, sake. Head out to Mount Koya to revamp your spirit, do mindful meditation to find your inner peace, or just pay homage to the serenity of the mountain. When you absorb the wonders of Japan while traveling solo, you re-energize with positive vibes, effectuate firm mind and selfhood.

Favor safety and security


Promote safe travel and take time to search for the best gadgets needed to make your travel run smoothly and safely. You won’t be able to unwind if you constantly get lost. Especially if you are heading out to a place you have never been to, you need to have a reliable GPS system. However, if you are not sure whether your GPS system falls into the category of reliable and quality ones, you had better get informed on trustworthy sites before your departure to get reliable information such as Drivr Zone. There you can find loads of other tips that promote safe travel. Staying safe and secure will surely give you the change to utterly revel in your solo travel wherever you might go.

Get the groove on in Portugal


The goal is to get that unimpeded access point of self-observation, and the utmost of your solo travel. If you are a brave lady heading on a wild adventure, looking for rich and vivid experiences, start your solo journey in Portugal. Both Lisbon and Porto will leave you enchanted and totally flabbergasted. The royal splendor, lush greeneries, fado music, exquisite wine. And there is no better therapy then wine therapy. By enlivening all your senses while you are alone indulging in various delights, you will create clarity and exhilarate your self-awareness.

Face up any obstacles


The greatest benefit of solo traveling is getting comfortable with yourself, succumbing to challenges, and learning how to accept yourself. Basically, you are fighting fears that might be pilling up within while you are freely exploring the world’s hidden gems. Namely, when you usher yourself to get acquainted with a new place on your own, you heal yourself from emotional saturation and avoid being stuck into a physiological twist. Those therapeutic benefits of solo travel let you discover who you are, and who you want to be. Above all, this uncontrolled freedom allows you to face up any obstacles that may lie in front of you without help, thus enabling you to boost your self-esteem and mental stability.

Meditate in diverse places


No therapy can help you restore your emotions and put you on the right path as solo traveling. Go to places that will uplift your spirit, and which enable you to embrace aloneness through self-reflection. You could travel to Tibet to achieve this undisrupted and placid state, sensuous Switzerland, or riveting Hawaii. Whatever country you may choose, detach yourself from habitual thoughts, appreciate every single moment on your solo journey, minimize the frustration that accompanies the newness inherent in the solo travel and reconnect with your awareness. When you meditate in an offbeat place on your solo travel adventure, you will get the most quality and effective therapy there exists.

Solo travel encourages you to slow down and set up your own wholeheartedly rhythm. It gets you thinking about important things in life, it empowers you and recoups love towards life.

Stella is a graphic designer and illustrator, a lifestyle and beauty blogger and a food enthusiast. She is very passionate about the environment and her hobbies center around her love for nature, yoga and living in balance. Stella loves giving tips about healthy lifestyle and self-development. She is a contributor to several health and lifestyle blogs. You can find more about her writing by following her on Twitter.
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