Traveling alone can be a daunting experience but really shouldn’t be. You get to broaden your horizons, find out things about yourself you didn’t realize you didn’t know and you can be as selfish as you please. It’s true that traveling solo can be scary and there’s definitely steps you should take to ensure your own safety but it’s the best way to meet new people and become immersed into the local culture so we’ve put together a few advantages to traveling solo through St Lucia (or anywhere for that matter.)
Do what you want when traveling solo through St Lucia
You can be as selfish as you want -Probably one of the biggest advantages to traveling alone is the fact that you can do whatever you want when you want. Relax and spend a whole day at the beach whilst reading an ebook and topping up your tan, enjoy a meal in your own company and spend as many hours as you like staring at that one inspiring painting at the local museum. Your time is your own without having to accommodate for anyone else and that’s a great feeling.
Traveling Solo through St Lucia is a great way to meet new people
Meet new people – Being alone doesn’t mean you have to be lonely. In fact being by yourself makes it much easier for you to connect with new people. The locals that are already some of the friendliest around, will want to make you feel even more included and help you out when you need it. Lasting friendships can really be made when traveling solo through St Lucia because everyone just loves this island.
Taking in more of St Lucia
Take more pictures – Although most people will take a lot of pictures whilst on their vacation, traveling alone and taking things at your own pace will really open your eyes to the outstanding beauty of St. Lucia. You will get to take as many selfies as you want with the islands magnificent views as your backdrop.
Way cheaper when traveling solo through St Lucia
It’s cheaper – One great side effect to solo travel is the cost-cutting aspect. Being able to book a smaller room and only needing one ticket means that you will be able to make your money go further and get to enjoy some of the great activities that island has to offer. Take a look at the rates here!
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Become confident when traveling solo
Boost your confidence – No matter where you are when traveling solo you will gain skills that you will be able to take with you throughout the rest of your life. Traveling alone will push your limits and ability to cope with any obstacles that you may come across, making you a more confident person in the long run.
Volunteer your time and give back
Volunteer – Volunteering is a great way to get to know the locals and projects that are ongoing on the island whilst building up your karma points. There are always things to do by researching beforehand or even just asking around whilst you’re there. Give back to the community and get that great sense of accomplishment that comes with volunteering along with helping to create lifelong friendships.
Update your Resume
Looks great on a Resume – Another practical advantage to traveling by yourself is that it looks great on a Resume and is a great experience you can call upon during career advances and interviews. Traveling alone demonstrates adaptability, financial planning, and good communication skills all things employers look for in future employee’s
And lastly, always check hotel or resort reviews before traveling.