Solo Travel: Your Ticket to Freedom at Any Age.

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Apr 21, 2010 / 0 comments

Solo Traveler in front of the Eiffel Tower
At any stage of life, actually at every stage of life, solo
travel can be a ticket to freedom. After all, it offers:

  • Independence.
  • Your own time table
  • No need to compromise.
  • You get to do what you want to do.
  • You don’t have to do what you don’t want to do.

But it can mean more.  Solo
travel can be the answer to the unique challenges experienced at
different times of life.

For Young Adults
Who wants freedom more than young adults. Solo
travel is particularly good at this stage because it allows you the
freedom to discover who you are without the preconceived notions or
expectations of others cramping the process.

In Your 20s & 3os
This is a stage of life when big commitments are being made. Big
education, career, marriage… decisions are on the horizon. A solo trip
gives you the freedom to assess the options and opportunities within
your personal values and needs.

In Your 30s & 40s
The family years can be  intense. It seems that as a parent, all time is
spent considering other peoples’ needs. Partners and children, parents
and friends — demands on a your time come from every direction. At this
stage, a weekend away may be the extent of your solo travels but that
weekend alone is a ticket to peace, quiet and the freedom to relax.

At Midlife
At this point, you’ve spent most of your adult life responsible to
others. Defined by others. Now is the time to travel
solo and redefine who you are. Solo travel gives you the freedom to
see who you are without these responsibilities. Reassess, keep what you
like, change what you don’t.

In Your Senior Years
Time is now on your side. Stay in one place a long time if you like. Be
as unconventional as you want. Now you are truly free to eat dessert

If you want to explore more about solo travel at different stages of
life, download the free ebook, “Glad You’re Not Here" at Solo Traveler.