FEATURE: THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL
GOING ON A SOLO TRIP CAN BE DAUNTING, BUT ARE YOU WILLING TO PUT YOUR FRIENDSHIP ON THE LINE BY GOING ON A HOLIDAY WITH YOUR BFFS? IF YOU’RE IN A DILEMMA AS TO WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU, HERE’S WHAT TAMMY CHAN AND A FEW OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT TRAVELLIN
Find out the pros and cons when it comes to travelling solo and with a group of friends.
You have a bag in each hand and you’re lining up to order at the airport cafe. You look around and see that most of the tables are taken. There’s a family getting up to leave, you’re tempted to run over to take their seat, but you can’t because you need to secure your spot in line. After ordering, you strategise trying to balance the tray of food since both your hands are already full. That’s when you wish you weren’t travelling alone because otherwise, you’d have some help, someone to guard your bags when you need to go to the toilet or look for seats at a restaurant.
You’re excited to go out and explore but there’s one thing holding you back – your friend who’s late. You decide to let it go despite it not being the first time it’s happened. When you’re both finally out and dining at a cafe, she reveals that she’s no longer financially comfortable to spend so much. You start to wonder why wasn’t this brought up earlier and you try to accommodate by sharing your food with her. You stare at your plate as she finishes the meal and you wish you were travelling alone because then you won’t have to feel guilty nor will you have to comply to another person’s needs but your own.
Been there, done that? I certainly have. I constantly struggle between wanting to travel alone and going on the trip of a lifetime with my BFFs. I like having freedom, my me-time and being independent but I also enjoy the company, the support and the memories travelling with a group would provide. Heck, my favourite trip to date was with a group of friends! That said, I also wasn’t alone for my least favourite trip either.
So which one is right for you? Well, it definitely depends on who you are as a person, where you’re visiting and what your trip is about. Are you able to have fun by yourself and take risks when you’re alone? Are you looking to unwind or are you craving a fun-filled adventure with your gal pals? You know your answer best.