Gone are the days when we could pack our bags and head to the nearest airport to go to another country. Now, travel bugs are powerless and can’t act on their itch to get out of the house due to the pandemic, so they have to wait until this is over.
The truth is, there are countless adventurous people who travel for fun, work, or leisure. Given the restrictions due to the pandemic, more and more long for social connection not just in their city or country but across the globe as well.
Solo-Cation in the Time of the Pandemic
Although social distancing these days is for everyone’s safety, it can get a little lonely having no physical contact with peers and even family. On the other hand, it can also be a way to focus on yourself, your hobbies, and overall wellbeing.
Nonetheless, we crave to go out of our houses and explore the world once more when we’re able. This, perhaps, is one of the reasons solo travel deal sales have seen an uptick despite the coronavirus.
Of course, these travelers understand that they can only embark on their journey several months from now – that is, if this nightmarish pandemic is over. Plus, more and more companies are adding perks to sweeten up the deals.
However, as much as most of us are ready to head out the door and start collecting experiences from other places, the pandemic has harbored fear among us. This may make it hard for others to go out even when it is deemed safe to do so. Here are reasons to travel solo once this global health threat is gone:
Humans are naturally social beings, meaning we can’t afford to isolate ourselves from others. As such, the lockdown period had definitely taken a toll on our mental health.
Once restrictions are lifted, travelers are free to fly and head to other countries, which means they get to meet new people, even with social distancing protocols in place. Nowadays, seeing and meeting new faces are definitely a luxury.
We get it, you have had so much ‘me time’ during the pandemic, but solo traveling is quite different in the sense that you can reflect on a lot of things, including analyzing what really matters to you and underlining the value of friends and family.
Connection with the Outside World
Being stuck in your house for months, the outside world would seem like a new concept. Once the green light is given for traveling, you’ll get to familiarize yourself again with things that you haven’t seen when you were stranded in your abode.