Are you thinking about traveling alone for your next assignment? While taking along a family member or friend can be fun, going solo has its benefits, too. Consider three of them.
It’s Your Time
When you travel alone on an assignment, the time is all yours. You won’t experience a time crunch trying to finish work, so you can get back to your place and give attention to a family member or friend. You’re on your own schedule, and you won’t need to check with anyone to coordinate time for exploring, choosing a place for dinner, or anything else.
If you want to rest, read, work on a project, or just let the day happen, you can do so uninterrupted and guilt free. The freedom to schedule, or not to schedule, your day can be very appealing.
Know Yourself Better
Traveling alone can take you out of your comfort zone and help you know yourself better. Your reaction to traveling without a partner, being alone in your accommodations, finding your way around town, or getting lost can reveal things about yourself that you didn’t know. You’ll find more reasons to love yourself and laugh at yourself.
When you go it alone, there’s no one to negotiate with, so you’ll have more time than usual to catch up with yourself. You can:
- Explore your interests in unfamiliar art, music, or food
- Meditate on your life and the goals you want to set
- Be yourself without having to compromise on your peferences
Increase Your Self-Confidence
If you’re the sole decision maker on your next assignment, it can increase your self-confidence. As you meet new people without being introduced, learn to navigate through a city, and handle challenges on your own, it can be rewarding. Your confidence in your ability to independently and successfully make thoughtful choices and solve problems can be very satisfying. You’ll learn more about how smart, strong, and capable you really are.
Choose Your Next Travel Assignment
Search for opportunities with Cross Country Allied, and choose where you’d like to go on your next travel assignment. If you decide to go alone, we can help with travel and housing arrangements, or you can plan it yourself. Apply online or contact us to speak with a recruiter.