“I’ve Gotten Comfortable Going Up To Strangers…”
Kohli admits that some of the biggest benefits of solo travel are often left out of the conversation, one of those being how it shifts your idea of personal comfort. Most of us aren’t comfortable being vulnerable, but traveling alone helps you live a little bit with your guard down. Instead of falling back on familiar company and hiding behind your friends, you’re forced to reach out to strangers and make new friends.
“I’ve gotten incredibly comfortable going up to strangers to make new friends or inserting myself confidently (and respectfully) in a conversation amongst other travelers. I’ve gotten very good at asking questions, listening and learning people’s stories ― from waiters and bartenders to tour guides and hostel workers/volunteers,” she wrote.