Considering taking a vacation alone? The Doctors and behavior expert Patrick Wanis share how traveling by yourself, especially a parent who might need a mom-cation or dad-cation, could benefit from taking that trip without their kids or partner.
Mom Denise, who used to be afraid to fly, but after battling breast cancer and dealing with chemotherapy, decided to face her fears and began traveling extensively. When she was presented with the opportunity to travel by herself, she booked a one-way ticket to Europe and made no concrete plans, until she arrived.
"I learned so much about myself by just being alone," she says revealing she met up with other solo travelers along the way. "If you are happy alone, you can be happy with anybody," she says. While traveling, she says she was able to ask herself each morning, "Who do I want to be today?" and then she would go out and experience something new and exciting.
Parick explains that immersing yourself in new cultures and experiences will help you discover more about yourself. He says solo travel can help some people learn more about their "passion, purpose and meaning," while also learning who in your life is most important.