I firmly believe that traveling alone is the best thing that can happen to you, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t also negative aspects. There are downsides to everything that has upsides, but they shouldn’t stop you from traveling the world on your own.
1. You might get lonely.
Let me rephrase that – you will get lonely. Even if you are only traveling for two weeks, you might feel a little lonely every once in a while, but if you are on the road for a couple of months or even years, you most definitely will feel lonely. And you know what? That’s okay. If you want some company, there are most likely 30 other people in your hostel that might also feel lonely. And luckily, there are always things like Facebook, Whatsapp, or Skype to keep in touch with your friends and family back home.
2. It can be a little scary sometimes.
That is okay, too. It is natural to feel scared at times – just don’t let it hold you back too much. Use your common sense and judgement to evaluate the situations you find yourself in, and be aware of your surroundings. Even though you might feel scared sometimes, remember that 99% of the people around you are just like you – they might be scared too or in need of some company.