Can solo travel actually be enjoyable?

Or is it all just a waste of money. I mean completely solo, meeting people at your hostel and doing things with them no longer counts as solo.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Being selfish, I love traveling with friends or my partner but the biggest reason I love solo travel is that I can be selfish and can decide what I do and when without any guilt.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/tdGAGMQ.jpeg

      It depends on the person and how
      extroverted they are. Will YOU feel bored and lonely? No idea.

      Personally I prefer traveling alone or hitching up with people for a very short term. Every time I've traveled with other people has made the traveling worse.

      Do you not find it depressing when you’re the only one sitting alone in a restaurant?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm more introverted than most so i don't care, you sound like a more extroverted person so that's probably why you don't like it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not either of who you replied to, but no, not really. The only way it would be "depressing" is if the food itself was meant to be shared. I don't mind grabbing a coffee & bagel by myself. I wouldn't sit down at a Chinese restaurant and order a whole Peking Duck for myself.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          homosexual

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's this thread again, really? Didn't find a friend to travel with this summer?

        To answer your question: yes, travelling solo is great, but not for gays like you.
        If you don't do at least 2 or 3 activities alone in your real life (like eat alone once or go for a run), you're probably too weak to travel alone.
        Then, you also have to have self awareness and social skills to realize that you don't go to a romantic restaurant in Florence alone on a saturday night, but you can go a non formal restaurant, a pizzeria or a bar and eat alone and interact at least bare minimum with the waiter/waitress.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >realize that you don't go to a romantic restaurant in Florence alone on a saturday night, but you can go a non formal restaurant, a pizzeria or a bar and eat alone

          And i would add that being able to know the difference between those places is the kind of skills that you acquire by actually having had friends or a gf at some point and having been able to experience the different kinds of places as someone who was not solo.
          Contrary to popular belief, the best solo travelers are not the ones who can't/don't make friends, but they are the ones who can.
          If you'd have have friends, you likely don't have social skills to begin with and it will make your solo journey harder (or make you learn these things the hard way).

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            me, made best friends all around the world, got 7 shades of fricked up each time whereas none talk to me anymore...sad ive seen the world and no one talks to me anymore. that or because i lack social media

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, people stare at you if you're doing that in certain countries, but that shouldn't matter much, not in places like Japan obviously

        The thing about travel and loneliness is, if you're already a lonely person, it will only be amplified by many times if you travel. If you have a social life at home and aren't insecure about it you'll probably be fine

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Eating alone at a bar is more or less normal in every country. So I don’t see why that should be depressing.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It makes normalgays irate at you when they see you do it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >meeting people at the hostel doesn't count
            Of course it does though, you went out alone and you don't owe any of them shit like you might owe a friend. This post always gets the same fricking answer so I don't know why it keeps being brought up: If you are too spineless to do shit on your own like an adult, solo travel isn't for you. If you're an antisocial loser, solo travel is mostly not for you either.

            Autistic loser. Literally no one gives a frick.

            https://i.imgur.com/RQ5VUsy.jpeg

            I went to Japan with my friend two months ago and it sucked. I got really mad with them two days into the trip and said I want to travel solo for the rest of the two weeks. I said we could meet up at night for drinks and that was it.

            Had the time of my life on my own. I could go where I wanted to at my own pace, while that idiot just slowed me down.

            Travelling alone is massively superior.

            Traveling with a gf who acquiesces to your itinerary is the kino of travel. Otherwise, solo or bust.

            >go to Japan a few times before
            >finally go with good friend
            >friend has done 0 research as I told him to do
            >has no schedule planned out was 'just going to figure it out' or 'follow me'
            >didn't understand or train for the about of walking done so literally day 3 complaining about muh feet
            >every bar we went to he was a constant wiener block
            >always got too drunk because of strong 0's
            >woke up late every day talking not out of his room till about 11 then 'why is it so hot' or 'man shit's so busy now'
            >wants to go back to Japan with me this fall

            FRICKING NOPE

            IKTFB
            >friend joins me on travel
            >didnt plan shit
            >wants to follow my plan the entire time
            >hes my bro but hes autistic and wienerblocks 100% of my pulls at bars
            >had no issue with the walks but had an issue waking up on time because drunk and hungover
            The only time traveling with bros was great for me was when we were all on the same boat at a beach front airbnb. We all knew the plan was pool, beach, drinks and bbq nonstop so there was no worry about coordinating anything, it was all good because we knew we'd just meet up at the water whenever we woke up.

            Is this place full of gigachads or just larpers?

            Traveling solo is the easiest way to be screwed over at every turn it doesn't make any sense to travel alone. How do you know what to do after a few days? Like what do you do if you want to go eat? Many places do not like serving single people who look like a divorced dad. I went to Tokyo by myself last year when they opened up fully and I got bored after day 2 of seeing akihabara and shibuya, I mostly just walked back and forth to anime stories daily until my 2 week holiday was up and had to eat konbini because many places wanted 2 persons or something even though the place was empty by 3pm. People look at you weird and always wonder if you're up to something no good so it's better to just tag along with some tourist group if you can find it acting like you belong.

            At least with friends they'll have enough stuff and things to do that you can just tag along with to anywhere and always have stuff to do after you get done with things. Besides it makes everything usually cheaper when you book hotel rooms together and you all help each other out by keeping each others company. I usually never take holiday anymore unless my friends or family are going to travel. I keep booking myself to places but it's just so boring I often find myself just playing with my switch in my hotel room after 2-3 days because how hard it is to go anywhere solo.

            >if you can plan an itinerary you're a gigachad or a larper
            It's not that we're gigachads or larpers, its that you're just that much of a spineless loser.
            >how do you know what to do?
            Itinerary planned weeks before you even hop on the plane.
            >Food?
            I actually include particular restaurants in my itinerary reading menus and reviews. Even so, frick it just jump in somewhere nearby if you're hungry
            >Many places dont like serving singles
            They do not give a frick bro, thats your neurotic autism speaking
            >people look at you weird
            who gives a shit, I will never see these people in my life ever again
            >you can tag along with friends
            Or I can do what your friends do which is plan shit out before flying
            >it makes it cheaper
            I'm not pinching pennies when traveling, I save up to spend tons so that's not a problem. Grow up.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Dont listen to this lying israelite. Nothing he says happened or is true. He’s sitting in an office in Tel Aviv. People absolutely will hate on you if you dine out alone.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don’t know who to believe

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What's more believable?
                The dude who spent his time contributing to the discussion by writing all that text in a response to 5 different anons
                OR
                a /misc/ spil-over post 1 liner?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            [...]
            Do you not find it depressing when you’re the only one sitting alone in a restaurant?

            Yeah, people stare at you if you're doing that in certain countries, but that shouldn't matter much, not in places like Japan obviously

            The thing about travel and loneliness is, if you're already a lonely person, it will only be amplified by many times if you travel. If you have a social life at home and aren't insecure about it you'll probably be fine

            homosexuals are reliving their high school traumas. "Oh no I'm eating alone, Brad the Chad is gonna laugh at me again? :-("

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You never traveled on business?
        People won't bat an eye if you eat in a restaurant alone unless you're absolutely dressed like a stereotypical tourist or are trying to get into a fully booked place.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

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      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        imagine if people who i do not matter to me at all and who i will probably never talk to thinks im weird, the horror!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, I'm not an Amerilard so it has never even crossed my mind that eating out alone could be anything but completely normal.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I usually just book a flight to a random Southeast Asian city and wander around for a few days sight seeing. There isn't really much that other people could add to that. It's comfy.

        I live alone back home, so it doesn't bother me.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/HyjmIkN.jpeg

        Or is it all just a waste of money. I mean completely solo, meeting people at your hostel and doing things with them no longer counts as solo.

        God I fricking hate Americans

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I’m not American. I’m from Europe, what now?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Do you not find it depressing when you’re the only one sitting alone in a restaurant?
        do you realize how much of a big deal eating with another person is throughout human history? In many cultures, including mine, it meant that you would be all one body if you shared a meal together- that you would be friends for life. I certainly would not have a meal with just anybody- even more so these days with all the weirdos out there. I find solace and peace alone and traveling is no exception. Sure, it can be lonely, but I'm not in a rush to meet new friends or be in a relationship.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It depends on the person and how
    extroverted they are. Will YOU feel bored and lonely? No idea.

    Personally I prefer traveling alone or hitching up with people for a very short term. Every time I've traveled with other people has made the traveling worse.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to be a very shy person by nature. A few solo business trips in my early 20's got me on board the Solo Travel. I now actually prefer it.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love solo travelling because I can do whatever I want and focus on myself. I do sometimes like to meetup with random people, so I post on /soc/ asking if anyone wanna do something. It has worked a few times and I have 2 good friends I found through SighSee that I now play games with.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    setting your own timeline and going at your own pace is invaluable

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In my everyday life, I'm constantly surrounded by noise. I work with annoying people, and then I come home to a family that's always yapping about something. I love traveling on my own because there's more silence. I don't even care if there are other tourists, their noise isn't directed towards me.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I went to Japan with my friend two months ago and it sucked. I got really mad with them two days into the trip and said I want to travel solo for the rest of the two weeks. I said we could meet up at night for drinks and that was it.

    Had the time of my life on my own. I could go where I wanted to at my own pace, while that idiot just slowed me down.

    Travelling alone is massively superior.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Travelling alone is massively superior.
      i like it, but its a different experience

      I think alone time but the safety of meeting up with a familiar face may be best.

      there are experiences you have alone that being around someone you know holds you back from, and there are experiences you have when shared with someone you know

      if im with someone, im more motivated to do stuff so as not to ruin their holiday. or im more willing to wait in line for things like a busy restaurant or a queue at an attraction that i'd bail if i was solo

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Japan is easy to travel solo and most food places are in and out. You come in, order ramen and leave. Most people are eating alone. You can meet up with tourists also. There are lots of apps that allow you to meet up with strangers. The SighSee Japan thread has monthly meetups.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like he isn't your friend anymore.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he is still my friend but we arent ever going on vacation together again. i am solo from here on out

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >go to Japan a few times before
      >finally go with good friend
      >friend has done 0 research as I told him to do
      >has no schedule planned out was 'just going to figure it out' or 'follow me'
      >didn't understand or train for the about of walking done so literally day 3 complaining about muh feet
      >every bar we went to he was a constant wiener block
      >always got too drunk because of strong 0's
      >woke up late every day talking not out of his room till about 11 then 'why is it so hot' or 'man shit's so busy now'
      >wants to go back to Japan with me this fall

      FRICKING NOPE

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love travelling solo. The independence is so addicting. I don't give a shit about eating alone, never did, I just give like a 2-3 bucks tip when it's busy (non burger here) and everything is gucci. I highly recommend travelling solo just for the adventure. Nobody will help you, you have to figure shit out on your own. Just pick your destination wisely and everything will be okay.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The freedom of movement when traveling alone is incomparable when traveling with others.
    You can do and see whatever you want at your own pace. Nobody is slowing you down or dragging you to shit you dont want to see or do. You took the wrong train? Nobody cares! Eating alone at a restaurant? Guess what? So does every other 9-5 salaryman in that city! Nobody cares! You have easier access to places than with a group and cheaper too! You get to see so much more and get more bang for your buck while traveling. No babysitting your fellow travelers or guilt and regret when plans dont work out. Go do shit that you were embarrassed to do back home; nobody will know or care!

    No doubt its "nice" to share experiences with others, but holy frick do the negatives outweigh the positives when compared to the bliss of traveling solo.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The best kind of travel is semi-solo. I went to Mexico with my ex (I know, strange, but we got a good rate lol) and we pretty much went off to do our own thing and usually would meet for dinner at the end of the day. We didn't have to, but it was kinda nice to have someone with whom you could have a little debrief with and share how the day went, have a little hatefrick, without having to drag or be dragged around another person. We are both independent people with different tastes (he wants to relax and shop, I want adventure and experiences) but I don't feel lonely or unsafe if I were to travel solo.

    The only thing is to agree on the destination. It hasn't been a big deal so far.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's just a normal gay couple

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      gay

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly the answer is that unless you are well-liked, it is a bad idea. If you’re the typical incel manlet weird looking person, I advise strongly against travel. Even for business. People will become very suspicious of you and irate, and will try to pick fights with you. I have seen people interrogate solo incels at restaurants and elsewhere, ceaselessly questioning them about what they do for work and “how they afford this”. And like tearing into them
    >No, um, no.
    >Mm-mm.
    >No. No, you don’t do that.
    >Mm-mm. No. You’re lying.
    >What do you REALLY do.
    >SIR.
    >WHAT. *clap*
    >DO. *clap*
    >YOU. *clap*
    >REALLY. *clap*
    >DO. *clap*
    >heh. I bet you dont do frickin anything. Freak.
    >*walks away*
    Best not to travel solo.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Airports also stop incel travelers and inspect their luggages, their clothes and sometimes to a penis inspection on them, in front of all the other travelers.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is this a joke or serious

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        serious. It happened to be every time. Sometimes even in my home country. Such is the life of the truecel.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/urOgxq2.jpeg

        It’s all true, incels are NOT ALLOWED to do things solo. Get yourself a female chaperone or endure the ridicule, hate, and legal problems associated with being a socially worthless male.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got memed into solo traveling Europe. It was the most dull and isolating experience of my life and made me miss wagecucking.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I saw hotel hostesses pointing and laughing at some solo traveler man. They kept saying that he was a mentally ill freak for travelling alone, and that they couldn’t wait to call the cops on him the moment he dares speak to them.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It depends on the accomodation you stay

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tattoos
    >pink hair dye

    Yuck.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just got back from a solo travel trip
    >chat with random old people who are doing same tour as me, makes their day
    >anytime I see someone taking a selfie I ask them if they want me to take their picture and if I see them again they act friendly toward me
    >made a girl laugh by saying "feel free to copy my pose" and she ended up spending the day with me doing adventurous stuff
    >can spend 19 hours a day fricking around and barely sleep because you don't have to cater to low energy friends/family

    HIGHLY recommend

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is this place full of gigachads or just larpers?

    Traveling solo is the easiest way to be screwed over at every turn it doesn't make any sense to travel alone. How do you know what to do after a few days? Like what do you do if you want to go eat? Many places do not like serving single people who look like a divorced dad. I went to Tokyo by myself last year when they opened up fully and I got bored after day 2 of seeing akihabara and shibuya, I mostly just walked back and forth to anime stories daily until my 2 week holiday was up and had to eat konbini because many places wanted 2 persons or something even though the place was empty by 3pm. People look at you weird and always wonder if you're up to something no good so it's better to just tag along with some tourist group if you can find it acting like you belong.

    At least with friends they'll have enough stuff and things to do that you can just tag along with to anywhere and always have stuff to do after you get done with things. Besides it makes everything usually cheaper when you book hotel rooms together and you all help each other out by keeping each others company. I usually never take holiday anymore unless my friends or family are going to travel. I keep booking myself to places but it's just so boring I often find myself just playing with my switch in my hotel room after 2-3 days because how hard it is to go anywhere solo.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not LARPing, I just like to go to places where there's a lot of outdoor shit to do so I do that during the day and then go into town at night. I only eat breakfast and dinner so I'm not wasting time for lunch. Walking around a city, shopping and things like that is boring, especially if you're an autist who min maxes/researches everything they buy (like me). You just have to find out what you like. For instance, museums are kinda boring solo. Skiing is fun solo.

      Also, if you're fat... everyone treats you better when you're skinny.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >For instance, museums are kinda boring solo. Skiing is fun solo.
        Very true.
        On the other hand, having people around to help when you collide with a tree and break your clavicle can be useful.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lots of larpers on this board 50% of them don’t even have a passport

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        polgays rage-baiting
        cryptobros grifting their shit
        coomers jerking one another off over the same larp stories

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >How do you know what to do after a few days?
      By actually planning your shit. Skills issue.

      >Like what do you do if you want to go eat? Many places do not like serving single people
      By knowing the places to go to, easy especially in Japan. Skills issue again. Sandwiches and fast foods also exist all around the world.

      >who look like a divorced dad.
      Not everybody looks like this, but you do you.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >bro just eat mcdonalds and sandwiches on your vacation!
        Kek the absolute state of normgroid solofilth

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      God you sound like such a fricking loser. I recommend killing yourself. Twerp

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I actually have a solo trip coming up and you guys are talking me out of it

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        don't listen to these fricks, they are sheltered basement dwellers.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        try sticking to the actual advice or location specific threads and not the doom-posting threads like these that are half real board content and half bait from permanently online anons who don't travel.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Incel frickwits are always going to alert the hostel normies and unfortunately you will be a pariah, but if you can hide your powerlevel and engage positively with people solo travel can be extremely rewarding.

    However even if you're awkward if you rationalise it properly you should get a charisma bonus from travelling solo. A lot easier to be confident/engaging/not afraid to have fun if you're with a bunch of strangers you'll never see again if you sperg out. Plus the bonus of easily shared experiences, always having shit to talk about, and people being generally happier and more willing to engage since they're on holiday.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't understand how you're meant to make friends after high school? I'm nearing 30 and I've just accepted it. Everyone is anti-social these days and I have more fun talking to myself anyways.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Become a regular somewhere you enjoy, speak to other regulars, make plans and communicate often, repeat and expand social circle. Im 30, just moved to a new city a few weeks ago. Met my neighbors at an apt event and we've been hanging out every weekend and some days of the workweek. I've met regulars at the neighborhood bar, gotten phone numbers and keep sending invites to play pool and drink. Began going to church and met people there, got numbers and stopped attending. Literally just talk to people, get numbers, and stay in touch as you make plans to meet up often, that's literally it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      1) social circle (friends of friends or family)
      2) coworkers
      3) mutual interests/hobbies etc. ie you do jiu jitsu together or you’re both into W40K

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >1) social circle (friends of friends or family)
        how do you make friends? by having a circle of friends, derp
        >2) coworkers
        thanks to remote work, this one is gone. Also, what are you supposed to do if you mostly work with middle aged women?
        >3) mutual interests/hobbies etc. ie you do jiu jitsu together or you’re both into W40K
        eh, this one is valid i guess

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Solo is the only way to go.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you have remote work .. to not be a "waste of time" the destination just needs to be more fun/cheaper/relaxing than your life at home. If you are from USA this is quite easy

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What are good places for solo travel where you can meet similar people (or at least friendly) to mingle with?

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We have this thread way too often, I wish it was fricking banned or in the sticky at least. Nobody gives a shit about what you're doing.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >possible
    You will need to have something she wants/needs. Solo traveling girls want you to cure their lonely and horny

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm currently traveling solo in Spain and it's been too crazy for me to think about the idea of me being alone here. I'm in Tenerife now and in 24 hours have gone from escaping a wienerroach infested rental to digging through garbage to find the pin to my prepaid sim to finding little hilltown restaurants and wineries with insanely good food and wine for the money. I think I genuinely paid 1 euro for a beer at a bar and realized that I've been missing out traveling to where I wanna go for me and me alone.
    As long as my next accommodation doesn't have roaches this is gonna be a fricking amazing trip. Even moreso if I somehow get some pussy at some point.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      more power to you, my man

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks dude

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes traveling solo can be great, cause traveling with others would usually fall in three categories
    you have to do what everyone else want to do, everyone will make sure you know how much they hate the thing you want to do when you finally get them to do it, or they expect you to be the one who plans everything while they get to relax

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My worry is that I'll sleep until the afternoon every day and spend way too much time in the hotel room.

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