Not everybody is comfortable with the idea of traveling alone. The entire world is not made up of remotely-employed, globe-trotting, and part-time travel bloggers. But, regardless of your occupation, you will find solo travel rewarding and enriching. Nevertheless, some stigma still lingers around solo travel. 

In most cases, people consider individuals that travel alone weird. Luckily, avid solo travelers are never surprised by this opinion. They have also become used to this perception. So, if thinking of starting to travel alone, you should know some of the reactions to expect from friends, loved ones, and the people you will meet along the way. 

Common Comments 

When you share your experiences with other people about traveling alone, you will get different reactions from them. Here are some of the most common comments that you’re likely to get when you discuss your solo travels with other people: 

  • Did you go that far alone? 
  • What did you do while away alone? 
  • Why would you travel alone when you have friends and relatives that would be willing to accompany you? 
  • Traveling alone is being weird and selfish 
  • How comes you’re not afraid of traveling alone? 
  • Don’t you think traveling all by yourself makes you weird? 

Some of these questions can make sense depending on who you ask. However, others are simple expressions of fear and insecurities that people don’t talk about more often.

It’s All about Your Happiness 

Many people fear traveling alone because they don’t know what to expect. They also don’t know what to do when they travel alone. But, solo travel is all about your happiness. It’s about doing what makes you happy and satisfied. So, whether you go sight-seeing alone or engage in fun activities with other travelers, focus on being happy. 

In a nutshell, the reactions of other people about your solo travel shouldn’t worry you. As long as you’re safe, focus on your enjoyment and happiness because that what solo travel is mainly about.