Collaborative Post | Travelling solo isn’t just for young people. Anyone (including you!) can travel the world, regardless of your responsibilities or whether you have a family of your own.
Your fifties is a great time to travel solo. Perhaps you’ve had kids who’ve flown the nest or you’re simply ready to see more of what the world has to offer. In this article, we’ll be discussing why you should travel in your fifties.
Make memories - there are many reasons as to why you should travel in your 50s. You’re never too old to enjoy an adventure and there’s so much of the world to see. You’ll be able to go to those places you’ve always wanted to visit, and you can make great memories while solo travelling, especially as you meet new people and expand your social circle.
Develop self-confidence - solo travelling can certainly be a daunting prospect. You’ve only got yourself to rely on and you’re heading into new territory. Taking on challenges on your own is a great way to boost your self-confidence and become more independent. Have faith in yourself that you can do whatever you put your mind to. Understandably, growing older can raise doubts about your ability to push yourself and experience new opportunities, but solo travelling will help prove everyone wrong.
Financial stability - young people often save up money to go travelling and may have to work whilst they’re out there. As an individual in your fifties, you may already have years of savings to use or you’ll likely be in a more financially stable position now than you were when you were a young adult. That means you’ll be able to see more attractions and do more things than you were probably able to before. Having a disposable income can certainly ease your mind, especially if you have to spend money due to an emergency.
How to do it?
You don’t have to start abroad, especially if it’s your first-time solo travelling. Consider travelling in the UK first to try and get a glimpse of how you’ll be while travelling on your own. If you live in London, you can simply go to London King’s Cross station and get a train to anywhere in the country. Whether you want to stay close to home or travel to the opposite end of the UK - the world really is your oyster!
Ensure you do plenty of research before planning your big excursion. Learn all about your chosen destination and decide on a rough itinerary so you have an idea of the activities you’d like to get up to whilst you’re there.
Travelling by yourself in your fifties can be a liberating experience. Pack your bags and discover the world through a new lens!
Disclaimer: this is a collaborative post.
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