10 Things That Happen When You Travel Solo

Thought Catalog


You step off the plane in a new destination, and feel that liberating yet terrifying feeling sweep over you as you realize you are in a new country and completely alone. Without a gaggle of friends to flank you on either side, or a companion to hold your hand and watch your bags, you eventually learn to tap into your inherit street smarts and embrace the beauty of being solo. Whether you’re backpacking through Asia, spending a week in Argentina or passing through London, the following 10 things will happen to every solo traveler:

1. You Will Get Lost

You may have a map fused to your hand but despite your best efforts you will get lost during your travels. A winding street will take a sudden turn leaving you wondering when exactly you crossed over to a new part of town; when this happens, simply breathe and get…

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