10 Reasons Why You Should Go On A Solo Campervan Adventure
Imagine filling your days up with things you’ve dreamt of doing, avoiding the things you don’t want to do and then waking up and doing it all over again in a new town. That’s what travelling alone in a campervan is all about. It’s freedom, tenfold!
While travelling independently might seem daunting, everyone should do it at least once in their life. Chances are, you will fall in love with it and want to do it again and again.
Not quite convinced? Here are 10 reasons why travelling solo in a campervan is one of the best experiences you’ll ever have.
The Unfathomable Freedom
One of the best things about travelling alone is finding a new place, falling in love with it and staying there longer than you anticipated - because you can. You can choose to pull up anywhere, make a cuppa and relax for as long as you wish! You have nobody in your ear, eager to be at the next destination. You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. It’s all about you when doing the #vanlife solo.
It's Easier On Your Wallet
Who hasn’t said “my shout” even though you know your holiday savings are beginning to dwindle? When campervanning by yourself, there is no splitting or shouting. All your spendings are yours alone. Budgeting is easy! There are no surprise trips to costly restaurants or events, and you can stock your van full of fresh and frozen food, comfortably knowing it’s all yours! Holidaying alone in a campervan means you actually can afford avocado on toast every day!
Live The Dream, Every Day
It’s rare to meet someone with the EXACT ideas and dreams as you when it comes to holidaying. More often than not, you’re going to want to see and do different things – this is, of course, where compromise comes in. Travelling as a group means you spend your holidays doing activities you all enjoy or taking turns in choosing what adventure is next.
When you travel solo, you don’t have to spend a single day of your precious annual leave doing something you don’t particularly want to do! Love film? Create a road trip dedicated to seeing your favourite movie/tv destinations. Love history? Go on dedicated guided tours and spend hours learning about the town’s past. Love food? You pick every restaurant along the way – no sharing or allergies involved! You get to live out your dream holiday with no compromises or boring events along the way.
No Waiting or Wishing
It’s not just dream-itineraries that will differ when holidaying together. On holiday, you’re often waiting around for someone to shower, wake up or do their morning routine. Perhaps you love sleeping in, but your mates insist on waking up at dawn! When you solo travel, everything is on your terms - you start the day whenever and however you want!
Meeting New Friends Is Easier
Travelling independently in a campervan is a fantastic way to meet new, like-minded people. When you travel with others, it’s easy to stay in your own personal bubble. Whether at your campsite or on a guided tour, travelling solo encourages you to smile and chat with new people. You may meet a friend that you’ll keep for life, and you’ve probably just scored yourself a new travel destination to visit + some free accommodation!
Easy Access to Last Minute Tickets
Another perk of being a single traveller is that last minute tickets, great seats and unique experiences are easier to come by! Events often require advanced bookings due to limited capacity. If you happen to see an experience you’re interested in while you’re strolling the town, it’s very likely you can walk into the box office and score yourself one of the best seats in the house! Fun fact: In Melbourne, shows like The Project or Millionaire Hotseat often scout for last-minute single persons to fill up seats!
You’ll Have The Best Playlist Of All Time
When road-tripping across the country, you will want some good tunes! There is something so therapeutic about singing in the car, and you can do it tenfold when you’re by yourself. Travelling independently means you get to create the best road trip playlist of all time and nobody will hit skip.
You Will Build Confidence
Travelling alone will have you getting out of your comfort zone in ways you can’t imagine. It won’t always be easy, but the lessons you learn along the way will be life-changing! From independently navigating your way through a hike or travelling on a highway you’d usually have your friends tackle. Everyday you will be forced to make your own decisions, plans and priorities that will build your confidence long-term!
Mornings Hit Differently
Free therapy anyone? There is something so peaceful about waking up in your campervan, sun shining, in a destination you’ve chosen to call home! When you’re doing a campervan holiday alone, there is no one else to fuss for or focus on. Mornings are all about you, your coffee and the unknown adventures ahead!
The Great Outdoors Is All Yours
You will discover just how beautiful the great outdoors is when you have it all to yourself. You can hike at your own pace, spend more time with wildlife, and admire things usually unseen. Solo travellers tend to see more, hear more and reflect more than when in a group setting. The quiet times, when it’s just you and your surroundings, are the moments you’ll cherish for years on.