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13 Things Only Solo Travelers Will Understand

13 Things Only Solo Travelers Will Understand

Solo travel is the best way to break out of your shell and enjoy complete freedom. Solo travelers see the world in a different manner because they experience life from an angle not so many others get to see.

Many people love the idea of traveling the world, yet they never gather up the courage to just go. Because they don’t have friends who share their acute desire to go out and see the world, they exile travel to some other seemingly more appropriate time of their lives. Whenever the prospect of solo travel crosses their mind, however, they can’t help but imagine it as a lonely journey. In fact, they couldn’t be more wrong! Here are 13 awesome facts only solo travelers will understand.

1. They know that it’s never the perfect time to solo travel

Solo travel anytime

    The one epiphany that changed the course of my life is realizing that if I don’t go now, I probably never will. Circumstances will always be in the way, there will always be bills to be paid, there will never be enough money or enough planning done. There will always be just enough excuses stopping me from doing what I most desire in this life, which is a world trip.

    2. They never blame others for unfortunate situations

    I’ve messed up booking flight dates many times: sometimes going to the airport just to find out I am a week, if not a month, earlier than my actual flight! Other times, I’ve lost all my money after a robbery or a scam, but with no one to blame in such bad situations you have to take responsibility for your own mistakes. You learn from them and go on with your life — your awesome, unexpected life.

    3. They are free as birds

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    Free as a bird when solo travel

      You are the captain of the boat, you are your own guide, your own boss. Every decision you make is somewhere between dumb and genius. Either way it won’t matter, because it wont be judged. You are driving the car and all the paths are open. There are endless possibilities and countless chances to create leadership qualities in yourself. Isn’t that why you chose to be free in the first place?

      4. They don’t ask for security, they ask for adventure

      adventure dive in solo travel

        Your friends know you. When you’re in their company you’re supposed to behave in a certain way. However, as soon as you’re in a foreign land, you’re free from that box that you lived your whole life inside. You get out of your comfort zone, you try new things now, and you contemplate how magical your new life is because in the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.

        5. They appreciate moments more

        enjoy food with cute asian

          When you’re in front of an exquisite scene — be it a mountain peak, a tropical beach, or even someone so cute you just had to meet them — knowing you will be miles away in sooner than a week means you have no choice but to live that moment fully.

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          6. They turn into awesome storytellers

          la tour eiffel on fireworks solo travelers

            The skill of storytelling is not given to everyone, but with the practice solo travelers get from narrating their tales over and over again, they learn that details are what makes all the difference. Therefore, their note apps are usually their best friend on the road. To the introverts out there, this will boost your confidence speaking in public, which will improve your social life big time!

            7. They make the road fun

            fun road trip

              When you’ve already been traveling for a couple of months, you will start noticing that if you don’t entertain yourself, no one will. The road only gets lonely if you don’t make any effort bonding with locals or other travelers, and you’ll end up getting bored while missing out on a lot of fun times.

              8. They feel weird about homesickness

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              when solo travelers get home sick

                when solo travelers get home

                  Solo travelers usually never want to go back home and put an end to their long trip. But when they do get home, they want to leave right away, so they immediately start planning their next big trip.

                  9. They have a home in every corner of the world

                  solo travelers have a home everywhere

                    The thought of being able to travel anytime and anywhere you desire and still have a free place to stay is what you call amazing! Couchsurfing the globe makes it sweeter, and building international friendships makes it fascinating.

                    10. They know how to dodge every scam out there

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                    laurence don't argue

                      The hard-learned lessons turn out to be the best advice solo travelers can give to other people on the road or their friends back home. How to avoid the traps they fell for before and how to make the best out of such bad situations also make traveling easier and easier for them as time goes on.

                      11. They know that the destination does not matter

                      pick a place to travel

                        It’s all about the journey, the laughs, the memories, the food, the ups and downs, the spontaneous decision to derail from your plans: that’s what so addictive about solo travel.

                        12. They discover an entirely new meaning of time

                        freeze in time

                          “The whole point of long-term travel is having the time to move deliberately through the world. Vagabonding is about not merely reallotting a portion of your life for travel but rediscovering the entire concept of time.” — Rolf Potts. A wise traveler is always flexible with dates, never setting limits to a trip and missing out on potential adventures. A wise solo traveler will always recommend that you slow down.

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                          13. They constantly find themselves in situations like these

                          when I just got into my hotel room 2 min ago and can't find my iphone
                            Me when I just got into my hotel room two minutes ago and can’t find my iPhone
                            trying to catch a flight after your alam didnt wake you up in time
                              Trying to catch a flight after your alarm didn’t wake you up in time
                              what my mom wants me to feel like
                                How my mom wants me to feel
                                When I have to catch an early flight
                                  When I have to catch an early flight
                                  Packing when I'm hungover
                                    Packing when I’m hungover
                                    awkward handshake
                                      When you don’t know the proper greeting in a different country so you try everything

                                      One last note

                                      Travel may take several forms and each person has their favorite. Whether solo, duo, or in a group; by planes, by car, by trains, by bike, or on foot; either backpacking, doing extreme sports, or luxurious sightseeing; or whether it be for a weekend city escape, a month-long vacation, or a year around the world. Whatever it is, it will do you wonders. Little by little, as this addiction to travel grows, you will grow with it to become the person you always dreamed you’d be.

                                      Featured photo credit: Caleb George Morris via unsplash.com

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                                      Last Updated on July 12, 2021

                                      100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                      100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                      Want to learn some quick and easy life hacks that are easy to do, low cost and saves you time?

                                      By tweaking little things in your daily life, it can make your life much more convenient!

                                      Here’re 100 of the most practical life hacks so you can just pick up any of them right away!

                                      83 tie a small piece of bright colored fabric

                                        84 write random letter

                                          85 use a rubberband

                                            86 dorm smell bad

                                              87 lean your phone on your sunglassess

                                                89 how to waterproof your shoes

                                                  90 take a picture of the name card

                                                    91 iron inside out

                                                      92 old newspaper

                                                        93 tumble try shoes

                                                          keep a card like this

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                                                              94 soap bar

                                                                95 make a hole

                                                                  96 drop the battery

                                                                    97 use a coozie

                                                                      98 when taking a picture

                                                                        use a clean dust pan

                                                                          try a pants hanger

                                                                            use your cellphone light

                                                                              use a spring from an old pen

                                                                                quick and easy iphone speaker

                                                                                  user binder clips

                                                                                    wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage

                                                                                      put pancake mix in a ketchup bottle

                                                                                        clean out an old lotion bottle for your beach

                                                                                          use a muffin tin to serve condiments at a bbq

                                                                                            doritos are great for kindling

                                                                                              use nail polish to identify different keys

                                                                                                use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning supplies

                                                                                                  freeze grapes to chill white wine without

                                                                                                    use paper clips to organize your cables

                                                                                                      almost finished your jar of nutella

                                                                                                        sick of having a box full of tangled

                                                                                                          unroll the rim to increase the capacity

                                                                                                            cut open toilet paper rolls and use as a cuff

                                                                                                              remove the stem from strawberries

                                                                                                                turn an old bottle into a simple little cord holder

                                                                                                                  for iced coffee and iced cappuccino, use frozen coffee cubes

                                                                                                                    how to fold a fitted bed sheet

                                                                                                                      tired of snoozing past your alarm

                                                                                                                        place a rubber band around an open paint can to wipe your brush on

                                                                                                                          ut a wooden spoon across a boiling pot

                                                                                                                            use bread clips to save flip-flops

                                                                                                                              take pictures of friends holding items

                                                                                                                                how i always know which headphone is the left one

                                                                                                                                  put a stocking over the end of a vacuum

                                                                                                                                    How to make sure you drink enough water

                                                                                                                                      user a can opener to open blister

                                                                                                                                        good sandwich guide

                                                                                                                                          turn your muffin pans upside down

                                                                                                                                            50 pounds of groceries and living on the 5th floor

                                                                                                                                              the right way to make a blt

                                                                                                                                                add one teaspoon of baking soda

                                                                                                                                                  38

                                                                                                                                                    hair straighteners equals to collar irons

                                                                                                                                                      stack your clothes vertically to see them all

                                                                                                                                                        the right way to make cookies in the summer

                                                                                                                                                          how to clean a blender

                                                                                                                                                            the right way to eat a popsicle

                                                                                                                                                              use bread clips to label and organize power cords

                                                                                                                                                                to get the built up residue off of your shower head

                                                                                                                                                                  user a hair clip to orgainize long wires

                                                                                                                                                                    a frozen saturated sponge in a bag

                                                                                                                                                                      rub stuck zipper teeth with a graphite pencil

                                                                                                                                                                        use a soda pop tab

                                                                                                                                                                          50

                                                                                                                                                                            51 How to multiply large numbers in your head.

                                                                                                                                                                              52 How to open a bottle if you dont have a corkscrew.

                                                                                                                                                                                rub a walnut on damaged wooden furniture

                                                                                                                                                                                  kids fall out of bed

                                                                                                                                                                                    use toothpaste to clear up hazy car

                                                                                                                                                                                      58

                                                                                                                                                                                        59 keep pizza out while driving home

                                                                                                                                                                                          60 put your straw through the tab to keep it from rising

                                                                                                                                                                                            hold oreos with a fork so your fingers

                                                                                                                                                                                              Never lose your remotes again

                                                                                                                                                                                                hiding your emergency money

                                                                                                                                                                                                  use a bread tab to hold your spot on a roll

                                                                                                                                                                                                    if you are at a hotel and run out of chargers

                                                                                                                                                                                                      keep a square of cardboard in a ziplock bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you need to pee or smoke at a bar

                                                                                                                                                                                                          drill holes in the bottom of your garbage

                                                                                                                                                                                                            use an accented letter as your passcode

                                                                                                                                                                                                              use a squeeze ketchup bottle top with your shopvac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                do something unusual when locking the door

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  when heating leftovers space out a circle in the middle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    dont burn yourself in those hard to reach candles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      put a small amount of water in a glass when you microwave your pizza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        75 use a piece of paper to organize

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          use half a pool noodle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pencil case to store cables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              78 clothespin to hold nail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                79 make blts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  80 take a picture of your fridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    81 fill plastic water bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      82 right ways to eat chips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        99 if your plug keeps failing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          100 put the banana on the wire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            88 before you throw away a post it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Source: Reddit LifeProTips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              There you go, 100 awesome life hacks that you can try right now to make your life a lot easier!

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