Do you prefer travelling alone or with someone?

Mauritius
September 24, 2015 12:50am CST
I love solo travelling blended with photography. Every year, I try to travel to 1 to 3 foreign countries. Discovery is my passion. I bring stories few have to tell. I don't like being accompanied when I travel. I pack everything and travel with a free spirit. Solo travel heals me. I don't even book hotels and lodges. I don't even book a car in advance, even if it's the first time I am visiting a country. I plan almost nothing. I lose myself and in the process of losing myself, I find myself. This is how I define adventure in the real sense of the word. There is much meaning in not knowing where to go and in allowing your steps to guide you. I am travelling to India for almost the whole of November and I will be doing so many road trips. I'll be covering many places including Mumbai, Lonavla, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Pahalgam. I can't wait for November to come. Do you prefer travelling alone or with someone else? What best memories do you have of a solo travel you ever did? How has solo travel helped you?
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@SIMPLYD (77484)
• Philippines
24 Sep 15
It would be nice if i have someone with me like my husband when i travel . But if he can't come , i can always travel alone . But not on those very distant place though . I am scared to travel alone when it's that far , although when i was younger i always do that .
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• Mauritius
24 Sep 15
Thank you for your response. I like when you said that you can always travel alone but there are some limits always.
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@SIMPLYD (77484)
• Philippines
24 Sep 15
@excellence7 I would always prefer of course that my husband shares it with me because it could also be our bonding way .
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• Mauritius
24 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD I'm sorry to say I think we, humans, we tend to forget that we came alone and we have to go back alone too. We tend to be too much dependent on others. We tend to forget that we deserve our own time to celebrate our own existence too. While it's true that maybe I will travel with my partner in the future, it's truer that I will be making many and many solo trips until I exist.
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@xFiacre (4134)
• Ireland
24 Sep 15
When I used to travel a lot in Europe and India I always enjoyed doing so alone. Solo travel lets you think and appreciate and explore a lot more than having to cooperate with a companion.
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• Mauritius
24 Sep 15
I agree. It's a way to find yourself, your space and your purpose. I love solo traveling.
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@xFiacre (4134)
• Ireland
24 Sep 15
@excellence7 Delhi, Gulmarg, Agra are lovely places to be in November / December. I love North India very much.
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• Mauritius
24 Sep 15
@xFiacre I will surely post something about my experience in these places once I am back from my adventures.
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@LadyDuck (141838)
• Switzerland
24 Sep 15
I do not like to travel alone, I like to have my husband with me. We share the same passion of photography, so it's a pleasure to share our different points of view and our impressions about the places we are visiting.
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• Mauritius
24 Sep 15
But do you think it will be totally impossible to travel alone? Don't you want to at least try it?
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@LadyDuck (141838)
• Switzerland
24 Sep 15
@excellence7 I have traveled alone a few time and I did not like.
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• Mauritius
24 Sep 15
@LadyDuck I understand. It's a matter of perception and experience after all. On this one, I am completely your opposite. I love solo travel. I can't see myself traveling with others; even if it's a family member.
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@EvianGan (60)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Sep 15
I've ever thought about traving alone,however, I dont have got enough encouragement.Maybe one day it will come true.
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• Mauritius
24 Sep 15
I understand for a lady it may not be that easy to travel alone as it is for a man but I think with some planning and by respecting all necessary measures of precautions, you can make it. Though I would still ask any lady to be very careful while traveling alone. Seriously.
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• Guangzhou, China
25 Sep 15
@excellence7 Yes ,you're right,Although I prepare well to travel alone,my parents will worry about me all the time.
• Williamsburg, Virginia
24 Sep 15
I have never done a solo travel. I like to have someone else with me.
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• Mauritius
25 Sep 15
Any specific reason for willing to be accompanied by someone? And you wish to be accompanied by your friends or family members?
@kataomoi (706)
• Japan
24 Sep 15
I prefer traveling with someone. I don't have a sense of direction so it's better if I travel with someone, lol. I also like traveling with friends because I think it's more fun.
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• Mauritius
24 Sep 15
Thank you for your response. Try traveling solo someday. There's a unique kind of meaning in that.
@Susu1121 (180)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Sep 15
i prefer to travel with others ,at least one partner ,who can help me take a photo with wonderful scenery.haha
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• Mauritius
24 Sep 15
I love photography and if you go through all the snaps I have taken during my solo travels, you will be speechless. I never needed someone to take awesome pictures of mine. I just stopped by, opened up to people, explained them some basic photography tips and I had the best pictures ever.