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The Benefits of Being a Solo Traveler: Embracing Independence


It’s a brave move to decide to travel solo but once you’ve made the leap, you won’t look back. Here are 7 great reasons to book your next plane ticket and go it alone, without restrictions – anywhere in the world! 


7 Benefits of Being a Solo Traveler

1. How Being a Solo Traveler Can Boost Confidence

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From the moment you arrive at the airport, you’ll feel empowered. You’ll find a new sense of independence and self-reliance. Whether it’s at check-in or finding a taxi cab in a new country, you’ll have to problem solve on your own. It might sound scary but when you find the solution, your confidence will be boosted by ten! 


2. Discover Yourself Through Solo Travel


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It’s not only new places that you’ll discover when you solo travel, you will also be discovering a new you. You’ll face new situations that make you need to think on your feet. As much as we all like to think that we are capable, being solo puts this to the test. You’ll quickly discover skills that you didn’t know you had. You will develop coping mechanisms that you can take forward with you in day-to-day life.  


3. Finding Time for Yourself


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And this doesn’t have to mean a scuba diving safety stop! When you travel solo, it’s completely different to traveling with friends or in a group. You’ll find that you have time alone, time to breathe, and time to reflect. Whether it’s on a mountain top overlooking the rugged jungle below or simply people-watching in a local coffee shop – it’s all quality ‘me time’. With busy lives and constant pressure, this time alone is invaluable. 


4. Building Relationships Across Cultures


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When you travel with friends or as part of a group you tend to stick together but when you travel solo you are forced to go it alone – or not. You are bound to meet over travellers who may also be solo or in groups. They could come from wildly different backgrounds, cultures, religions, or countries but every person you meet is an opportunity to learn, develop different perspectives – and ultimately become more informed. 


When you travel with friends, there is a sense of safety in numbers and familiarity, which means you won’t meet half as many new people and could miss out on invaluable opportunities to learn and grow.  


5. Little Accomplishments = Big Victories



Ask anyone who hasn’t traveled alone how difficult it might be to get from a station to their hotel in a non-English speaking country and they will probably look at you like you are crazy. It’s easy, right? Find a taxi, use a guidebook, say the name of the hotel, ask for directions to Hotel ABC… It’s not that simple.


You might think you have it in the bag with your ‘Chilean for Dummies’ book on hand but pronunciations vary wildly, customs are different, and even transport can be different – especially if you are working to a budget. However, when you make it to your hotel you’ll feel victorious – you overcame problems and you got there, by yourself. Well done you! 


6. Live Your Ideal Trip Being a Solo Traveler


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When you plan to solo travel, most people start out with an itinerary but what happens if you find a place that you really like and discover that there is more to explore than you originally anticipated? 


When traveling with a group, this can cause friction between those who want to stay longer and those who want to stick to the original plan. It might even be something as simple as wanting to eat at a local café that you stumbled across instead of the more touristy restaurant you had planned from a guidebook that can cause problems within a group.  


When you travel solo, you decide, and you’ll probably find that your original ‘plan’ quickly goes out of the window – and let it! Live in the moment, take advice from other travelers, and embrace the best of local dining that hasn’t yet reached the pages of the Lonely Planet! 


The reality is that no matter how much you love your friends, it’s not until you are away from home and in a new environment that you discover their little quirks, and any dissimilarity in interests and travel habits start to show. Keep your friendships close and show them your amazing images when you return. 


7. Solo Travel Deals


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There are some amazing special offers for solo travelers when you start to look around. Not all rooms and activities are based on you needing to pay for the price of two people to stay or do what you want to. Murex Resorts, for example, offers promotions such as solo traveler specials. Full details can be found here along with a great Guide for Solo Travelers in Indonesia. 

Embrace the Benefits of Being a Solo Traveler at Murex Resorts


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Murex Resorts is a great place for solo travelers. Our friendly staff create a comfortable space to connect with other like-minded adventurers. Additionally, we offer special packages to maximize your experience, both in and out of the water.

So, are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery? Embrace the solo travel experience and unlock the hidden depths of your potential. Murex Resorts awaits to be your launching pad for an unforgettable adventure.



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We look forward to welcoming you to North Sulawesi and Murex Resorts!   



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