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Science says that traveling alone helps self-esteem and free your mind

According to Proust "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapesbut in having new eyes".

Traveling is good for the brain. And the last frontier of travel is solitary vacation. A choice that seems no longer belong only to a few free spirits and globetrotters looking for themselves. What until recently seemed a bizarre idea, is now a trend. And a study confirms its benefits.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes

said Marcel Proust.

Exploring new places by yourself is the best way to get to know a place, a person or a continent. Traveling alone strengthens self-esteem and learning ability and the mind is freer. If the trip is in a place by the sea, it is even better.

"Traveling alone helps people increase the feeling of having more control over their lives and actions. Traveling alone also stimulates reflection and helps in self-discovery ", says Professor Constanza Bianchi of Queensland University of Technology, as reported by the Huffington Post. The study confirmed the benefits, even psychological, of this type of holiday. "It's the best way to work on yourself" says Bianchi.

The research published by the International Journal of Travel and Tourism Research was conducted on a sample of 24 people who had just returned from a solitary vacation lasting around nine days and all said they were satisfied with the experience.

Follow your own pace without having to adapt to those of others, rediscover a new feeling of freedom, enjoy the relaxation without the anxiety of having to plan a group shift, open up to new experiences, meet new people and choose what to do and what to do no are the advantages that solitary travelers have appreciated the most.