So you want to travel the world?
That's AMAZING! You deserve to travel and making up your mind to do so is the first main step to finalize your travel dreams so give yourself a pat on the back.
I know what you're thinking...
You want to travel the world and maybe have even traveled before but now you're sitting with your hand on your chin wondering if your next trip should be by your lonesome or if you should put your faith in traveling with others. Some sit on making that decision for way too long; so long that sometimes it even results in cancelling their travel plans altogether.
DON'T LET THE FIGHT BETWEEN SOLO TRAVEL AND GROUP TRAVEL KEEP YOU FROM FULFILLING YOUR TRAVEL DESIRES!
Your Life Travel Club has compared each travel method hoping to assist you toward making a decision.
Solo - Travelling alone means that you can plan your trip around your schedule and your own timing. Some of the best deals come at spontaneous times and only having to plan for yourself means the ability to pack up and leave when you are ready.
Group - Travelling in a group gives you others to bounce ideas off of. Travelling in a group may give you extra insight on other things you can do and allows you to experience things you probably wouldn’t have if you were alone.
Solo - Solo-travel gives you the complete freedom to do as you please on your travels. This eliminates having to accommodate others that are travelling with you. Spend hours at the beach or go for a long walk, you deserve it!
Group - Travelling alone can limit the types of activities you can do. Some excursions might be better in a group setting so that is definitely something to consider. Certain activities require some teamwork which could be a little awkward when working with strangers.
Solo - Traveling alone gives you the ability to take advantage of solo deals and single accommodations. You can save hundreds by staying in a hostel, or hopping on a last minute flight.
Group - With group travel, you can get a nice place for a low price due to everyone in the party splitting the costs and could also split any cabs or group transportation. If you are really pocket-clinching, your group could even split groceries and cook at home to avoid overspending in local restaurants
Solo - Being alone in an unfamiliar place always makes you want to stay extra-secure and stay on top of your things. It could be the anxiety of being alone but travelling alone definitely makes you more aware of your surroundings.
Group - Travelling with a group gives you the extra backup needed when travelling by providing another set of eyes on your things, and someone to watch your back when visiting an unfamiliar place.
Solo - Being in a huge city alone can be an overwhelming experience and home sickness can come quickly after arriving. When in unfamiliar territory, it can become second nature to compare everything to your home (the weather, the food, the people).
Group - Having someone travelling with you can create a sense of comfort and doesn't give you much time to think about what you are missing. The others in your group could be missing their homes and families as well and so having others around you could help everyone focus on the good time they are having!
Solo - Travelling alone places all responsibility on you if something were to go wrong or changes are needed. This can create a level of independence needed that can empower you toward self growth. You also won’t need to consult with anyone before making a decision on how to plan or what to book.
Group - Travelling with a group can ease your mind in the event of an emergency and just knowing that you are not alone if something goes wrong could make you feel better overall. If you’re travelling with a travel club, like Your Life Travel Club, then all you have to do to join in on the fun is showing up as all the planning, accommodations, and activities are planned ahead of time for you.
As outlined above, solo-travel and group travel are both amazing ways to experience what the world has to offer and depending on your ideal trip, considering which to do can be a daunting task. Always consider the benefits to each method and decide how you want to feel on the trip as well as focus on the option that eliminates the most stress for you.
If you are embarking on the journey alone, that is incredible and will build great character and strength in you! We know you will do great!
If you are looking to join a group, feel free to check out our group trips and let us help make your travel dreams come true without the stress of planning the trip and travelling by yourself!
Comment below and let us know what you chose!
Cheers to your travels!
Your life travel club
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