Solo Travel and Loneliness: Try Something Different!

The thought of travelling alone can be daunting, particularly for women. Safety issues are often mentioned and the thought of a lone woman making her way across the world can result in over-defined worry wrinkles adorning her friends and families’ foreheads.

But so many women do it. It’s liberating, it’s educational and, most of the time, it is very safe. Obviously there are certain places that should be avoided by lone female travellers but, if you choose the right place, it can be a hugely rewarding experience. Not only do you get to discover beautiful places, you discover yourself in the process too.

It can be lonely, though. Flitting from one destination to the next and making friends before having to leave them can be hard. It’s difficult to keep lasting friendships on the road if you are constantly upping sticks to another place. However, there are things you can do that mean you can still travel alone without the prospect of getting lonely.

Can’t find anyone to travel with? No problem! Don’t give up the travel dream just because you can’t drag your friends along with you. Instead, look at alternative options whilst on the road.

Taking a language course abroad is a great way to get the best of both worlds. You will meet like-minded people in your classes and you still have the freedom to explore the place in your free time. If you want to get under the skin of a destination, this is one of the best ways to do so; for example, if you choose to take a Spanish course in Mexico, you will simultaneously be learning about the country’s culture and traditions at the same time as getting to grips with its native language.

It goes without saying that learning a language is difficult, but suddenly everything clicks into place when you are surrounded by it every single day; interacting with the locals, eating traditional cuisine, and exploring historic attractions as well as off the beaten path sites make up the concept of travelling, and this is intensified when you spend an extended amount of time in a place learning all the little details about it.

Taking part in a language course abroad gives you the opportunity to be a solo traveller in your free time with the comfort and safety net of a supportive school network complete with teachers and fellow students to ease those lonesome days. This is ideal for first-time travellers who find themselves apprehensive at the thought of travelling alone but want some freedom to do and see the things they want to, but it’s also great for seasoned solo travellers who are looking to learn more about a specific destination and stay put for a short while.

The benefits are huge; not only do you get to discover the world around you whilst actually being a part of it, but you will make great friends along the way (and, of course, have a language under your belt to add to your CV!). Essentially, you are travelling alone but with the support of new-found friends on the ground.

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