There’s a feeling I get when I’m travelling. A buzz. A rush. An overwhelming sense of excitement. It’ll come up from the depth of my being and beam from my face in an unstoppable smile. I could be staggering down a mountain in the Himalayas, perched on a rock looking for dolphins in the Mekong River or cruising along a desert highway in Rajasthan. But I’m always alone, far from home and in a strange new place.
The sense of adventure and achievement is concentrated when you travel alone. And the feeling of solitude is one of life’s great pleasures. You don’t have to be on a mountain top in the middle of nowhere to achieve it. You can be alone in a crowded place. Just remove yourself from your comfort zone and head somewhere new and exciting where you know nobody; you can learn an awful lot about yourself.
Here are a few great destinations to travel alone.