‘If traveling was free then I would not be seen’ – this is indeed a true statement for me, Sanjay Jhunjhunwala, the travel blogger from Kolkata. Imagine yourself free as a bird, without having to worry about a passport, ticket, accommodation and you can just fly around and be anywhere you want. If you are looking for ways you find yourself, or maybe redeem yourself, then you should travel, and alone. It is not only challenging but also revelatory.
If you are on the brink of self-discovery or want to break free from the daily shackles of life, then travel solo. If you read travel blogs, you will learn that there are various reasons why solo travels are great for you.
To start, your doubts, insecurities, and fears are put to test and with time you will find that your body language, decision making, and conversations also have a big impact. Working through your fears will help you become more aware, stronger to confront, and happier in the long run. This way you will be able to pursue your dreams and not be limited by the boundaries you set for yourself.
You also need to accept the fact that things do not happen overnight and you need to invest a good amount of time. Traveling solo helps you develop patience and you need to acknowledge that success happens only when the time is right, not before, not after. You need to be receptive of the lessons and wisdom which you will gain through unlikely places.
At the same time, you need to let go of expectations. You tend to develop more tolerance and letting go of materialistic traits helps you understand the necessities of life and the things you actually need to survive. This will also encourage you to take up more responsibilities and have greater independence. You also tend to become more appreciative and receptive towards the things around.
Again, you might wonder about the traveling costs involved and the ones you would have to bear. Traveling single will help you overcome such concerns, helps you become more confident and with time, teaches you how to present yourself and interact with others. You learn to be more open and develop your own perspective.
With time, you will find that the hardships in life are a blessing and what better way to experience it than traveling on your own. It is through this that your greatest and profound truths get revealed and you come to realize where your true power lies. You may have to make compromises or you might just have it your way, and the best way to know that would be to spend some time yourself.
The opportunity and freedom that travel offer are much better than anything else. You can not only live life on your own terms but also travel with your family and friends. At the same time, you will develop a circle, where you can share similar travel interests and inspire people to take up their dreams of traveling. You will have plenty of opportunities to explore and how you make use of it to the best of your benefit will determine your future as a travel blogger.
If you come to think of it, travel bloggers like myself, Sanjay Jhunjhunwala, today play a massive role in the upliftment of the travel and tourism industry as well. We get to share ideas, photos, videos, and experiences with people around the globe, giving them an insight into what to expect, what to do, and what to avoid. A travel blogger’s impact can be huge if implemented correctly with the right intentions.
You need to value yourself and understand that nothing in life is more important than keeping yourself and your soul happy. Although it does not mean that you will transform into a completely different person, you will surely develop a new take on life that will help you in future endeavors. Moreover, if you can document it through your travel blog, or travelogue, you will notice the change within yourself and how it has influenced and helped you grow over the years. You will notice that the change has come naturally without even trying to make any effort. Be fearless and you will be satisfied with the knowledge that life surprises us continuously, and it is upon us how and what we make of it.