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Find yourself travelling alone? Experts share the benefits of solo travel

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It seems the solo traveller isn’t alone any more – going on holiday or and getting away from it all on you own has never been more popular. 

It may not turn out to be an “Eat, Pray, Love” experience for all of us - as when American author Elizabeth Gilbert re-discovered herself, her life and several continents. But one thing is for sure, you will return a more nourished soul! 

In the latest of our solo travel blogs we explore where going it alone really gets us. 

Getting to know you

Donna Sapolin, from Forbes magazine, believes solo travel is the way to go, “it demands an open spirit, a desire for authentic connection, a belief that fascinating experiences are just around the bend and that a lot of walking and talking will lead to them.”

According to you should “go travel to fall in love with your life.”

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Health benefits 

Some experts also believe there are major health benefits of solo travel. The Huffington Post identifies 4 major reasons solo travel can help reduce our stress levels:

  1. Active Mindfulness helps us focus on the present and notice things around us. It acts like a form of meditation lowering the stress hormone cortisol. 
  2. Feeling better Research shows spending time alone or anticipating a trip can help with mild depression. 
  3. Focus You get to decide when you want to be alone and when you want to be sociable. Being on your own makes it easier to interact with locals and other travellers as your attention isn’t focused on the person you came with. 
  4. No pressure You get to relax as much as you want. Kick back, there is no schedule!

After the solo experience you may never want to travel accompanied again. 

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