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7 Reasons to Travel Alone This Summer

7 Reasons to Travel Alone This Summer


7 Reasons to Travel Alone This Summer

For some people, summer is the time to catch up with family and friends, and make travel plans with them. However, summer is also the perfect time to actually catch up with yourself!

Now, if you don’t have any travel buddies, why not just go solo and travel alone this summer?  Here are 7 reasons why you should travel alone this summer!

1. You’ll have time to reflect.

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Sure, it’s fun to be with family and friends, but sometimes, you really do need to spend some time alone—so you can reflect on the state of your life, and consider making changes, if necessary.

2. You’ll get to reconnect with your surroundings.

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Going to one place on your own — say, Boracay — can help you really be one with nature. When you’re with other people, you’d just talk about mundane things; but by being alone, you’d feel the grace of nature—and how it was all created for you to bask in its glory.

3. It will be easy to stay within budget.

When you already know where to stay in Boracay, it will be easier to plan where you’ll use the rest of your money. You can then prepare an itinerary, and allot a budget for the rest of your stay, and make sure that you stay within the budget — because since you’re alone, you know you will have no one to borrow money from.

4. You can meet new people.

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It’s so easy to alienate other people when you are with your own crowd. But, when you’re alone, you tend to get a new perspective on things, and on people, too. You’ll feel free to meet others and make new friends — friends who can teach you a new thing or two that can benefit you this summer, and maybe even for the rest of your life.

5. You will be able to get out of your comfort zone.

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When life becomes too comfortable, you start to feel everything becoming boring and monotonous — and that’s not really the kind of life that you want to live. By travelling alone, you can get out of that comfort zone and challenge yourself to do activities you probably haven’t done before!

6. You’ll have stories to tell.

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Just imagine how curious your family and friends would be about your solo adventures! Imagine the delight in their faces when you tell them that you’ve gone parasailing, or that you got buried in the sand! Basically, they’d see this new version of you — and you’ll feel good about it.

7. You can do what you want, when you want to.

The best part about traveling solo? You’d have no one to tell you that you shouldn’t try snorkeling because it might be dangerous, or that you shouldn’t go to that late night party! You can finally do what you want — and enjoy your trip the best way possible!

Don’t make this summer monotonous and boring. Do something new — travel alone, meet new friends, do what you want, and surely, your summer would be a remarkable one!

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5 Cool Things to Do in Boracay This Summer


Boracay truly is one of the world’s best beaches—and is a favorite of people who love the water and everything it offers. There are just so many things to do on the island — and following are 5 of the coolest things you can do in Boracay this summer!

1. Parasailing


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One of the coolest — literally — things that you can do in Boracay is parasailing! Just imagine being up in the air, carried by a parasail, and seeing the magnificent beauty of Boracay from up above. You can even take photos, too, so you’ll have a memento of your time up in the air!

Rates: P750 to 2500 per person

Where: Bulabog Beach or White Beach

2. Scuba Diving

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Sure, Anilao has a lot of great diving sites, but Boracay is simply underrated because aside from being beautiful aboveground, it also has a lot to offer under the sea! In fact, the island of Boracay has more than 15 majestic diving sites where you’d get to see various fish, corals, caves, and even underwater tunnels — making for a terrific and unforgettable experience!

Rates: P1600 for a “fun dive”/ P3500 for 3 to 4 hour beginner course

Where: White Beach

3. Island Hopping

Another great thing to do in Boracay is island hopping. In fact, it’s one of the most popular tourist activities in the area. After all, you really won’t be able to fully appreciate Boracay with just one glance. There are more than a dozen beaches — and a whole lot of coves to see. What you can do is join one of those boat tours, and get to see Tambisaan, Crocodile, and Puka Beaches, alongside other beaches on the island, too. You might even make new friends along the way!

Rate: P1000 to 3000 per boat

Where: Ask the staff of the Boracay resort you’re staying in so they could recommend a great tour for you.

4. Standup Paddling

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This is kind of challenging, which makes it all the more fun! It’s like surfing — minus the crazy waves of the sea. What you’ll do is paddle a board while standing up, and since Boracay’s waters are shallow and calm, you won’t have a hard time doing this. It’s a good way to test your reflexes, too!

Rate: P300 to 500 per hour

Where: Station 1

5. Cliff Diving

And finally, what better way to maximize your Boracay adventure than by cliff diving? Get to feel the wind in your hair, and make a big splash in the waters! You can do this at Ariel’s Point in Station 1 where there are five different diving platforms, the lowest being 7 feet high, and the highest, 13 feet. If you don’t want to jump, you can still watch the divers and see Boracay from one of its highest peaks.

Rate: P1,600 per person, including outrigger ride, lunch buffet, unlimited drinks, snacks, and use of diving/watching amenities.

Where: Ariel’s Point, Station 1


What are you waiting for? Don’t waste time just lounging or swimming. Try these cool activities, and your time in Boracay would surely be worthwhile!