The idea is when we throw our-self all alone without purpose-in the middle of no where, we meet our-self.
Why without purpose?
I believe solo traveling is a distant cousin to meditation. Considering you did the right things. The only reason you have to travel without purpose is because you need to shift your focus from your current/ongoing agenda (of completing one task and jumping to another) to yourself.
I can do the same thing at home? Why solo-travel?
Extremely short answer: – No, you can’t.
Short answer: – Yes, you can’t but have you till now?
Elaborate answer: – Your home is your comfort zone and there are enough things to distract you. There is a reason it’s called home. You need to throw yourself into an environment that is distant and unknown. Having said that, start with a short trip to the outskirts of your city, maybe where you have never been before. In a new environment you will never be bored. You at least take 24-48 hours to understand and be comfortable in that environment. There is literally no scope of boredom. For people who think there is nothing to do when traveling solo. That’s actually what you have to do Nothing. In short, solo travels, it’s more about spending time with yourself and with long solo trips, it’s more about creating a routine in that environment. More about that later.
The idea is when we throw our-self all alone without purpose-in the middle of nowhere, we meet ourselves. Every other time in our mind is occupied/focused on a purpose, finding a place, eating, working, talking, reaching, surfing etc. But when we are all alone in an alien environment doing nothing, we meet our-self and we start noticing our behavior, reflecting on our behavior, values and start evaluating our life and actions more honestly, it is when we truly understand ourself.
Once in a while it is extremely important to throw our-self in-front of our-self.
Have a date with yourself someday and truly understand your existence.