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Solo travel vs Group Travel

Do you travel solo? If Yes. I am sure you must have been showered with questions like don’t you feel lonely when you travel alone? How can anyone enjoy traveling alone?  Don’t you get bored?
The reason people have such opinion for solo travel is because they never tried going out without company.

Unless we get into some thing, it looks weird from a distance. But once someone gets a feel of it, they want more and more.

Here is my take on solo and group travel. I respect if your opinion differs with mine at any point 🙂

Group travel:

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Traveling in group is fun

Traveling in group is fun anytime, there is no doubt about that. I mean, who wants to miss the jokes and pranks of the best mates. I have always enjoyed the trips and treks I have been with my buddies.

When we travel with friends, a connection binds us together. And the more we travel, the stronger it becomes.

The most welcoming part of group travel is the witness of the event or the scene. The story and the mischief goes a long way. And when we all sit together and recall the stories, the laughter and smile on our faces is what sums up the group travel.

Other than the sweet memories, costs and safety are something which may benefit in group travel. But this largely depends on how adjusting and frugal you are.

Solo travel:

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Traveling solo has a meaning

It’s a fact that the interaction with locals and the serenity around becomes limited when we travel with friends. Even if everybody shares the same interest still, we cannot keep away from the group everytime. We cannot break from the group every now and then. We all are expected to follow a shared schedule.

In solo travel, we are no more restricted or limited to 4-5 people. And we are not alone either. The limit is now limitless. All the time and all the decision is ours.  We can now stand and stare a place as long as we want. We need not wait for a smoker friend to finish his puff 😉

Our focus now shifts from friends to the location and people. We now experience the place, feel the atmosphere. Our eyes start noticing something which we must have missed with groups. And this is what keeps us engaged. The gentle movement of the river, the ripples on the lake surface, the slow moving crowd, the fresh air, the old woman with wrinkled face sitting outside his house this is what we were looking for. Isn’t it?

In my ending lines I would say, there is nothing wrong with traveling in groups and absolutely nothing wrong in traveling solo. It all depends on the purpose we are out for 🙂

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