Simply, there’s no-one else dictating how you spend your time. You decide what to do and what not to. You’re the captain of your ship. You make the rules.
This one relates to being in control of your freedom and independence, but it’s worth emphasising. Travel solo, and your time is your own. That’s a huge gift when it comes to travel and life in general.
There’s something about fending for yourself, being outside of your comfort zone and having no-one to figure things out for you that forces you to develop. It’s exactly the challenges involved with solo travel that make it so powerful.
This one might sound obvious but by being alone, you’re able to get away from the noise and politics that can accompany being in a group of people.
If you’re booking a multi-day group tour, you will likely have no say in where you stay. This can sometimes be a great experience, as many group tours offer a homestay experience where you stay in with a local family, but it can also go the other way.