Although I am a firm believer that people can easily be categorized and labeled as introverted or extroverted, I have always been considered an extremely introverted person. The world may think of introverts as hermits who never want to leave their homes, but they're not quite right. Introverts are simply people who tend to be more alone and restore their energy levels better when left on their own.
Just as an extrovert feels optimal in the company of other people, for an introvert's peace of mind, being alone is absolutely crucial - at least sometimes. And you may find it strange, but going on a trip is a perfect opportunity to fulfill this need. Even though you are surrounded by many people when traveling, they are all strangers and you don't have to socialize with them. And that's as good as being alone.
Being introverted comes with more traits of calm, thoughtfulness, and sometimes shyness. That certainly doesn't mean introverts don't like to travel. Seeing the world and having cultural experiences is something that many introverts love, they may just enjoy doing it in a different way. Read more below about some travel tips for introverts to keep you entertained during your trip.
Travel tips for introverts
1 Take a solo trip
2 Take it easy, don't try to put on too much
3 Bring a travel journal or start a blog
4 Bring something of emotional comfort with you
5 Find out about your destination before you go
Take a solo trip
Sometimes one of the biggest influences and what makes or breaks our vacation is the people we are with. Introverts are especially prone to feeling drained after being around people whose energy they don't find revitalizing. Solo trips are great for introverts who need to get away from it all, offering plenty of time and the freedom to plan your trip however you want. While it's important to keep safety issues in mind when traveling alone, solo travel can be a great way to learn more about the world and yourself. It also saves introverts from being dragged into going anywhere on their journey that they would rather not go.
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Take it easy, don't try to push too hard
Sometimes it can be exciting to explore a new place. Sometimes it can be tempting to fill our days with all the best things available in town. While it's definitely recommended to take advantage of what you can and see as many sights as possible, one of the best travel tips for introverts is to not overbook and overwhelm yourself with plans. This is very important for introverts who want to conserve their energy.
For example, I was really tempted to sneak into Ellora and Ajanta caves on my day trip. I wasn't sure it would be possible for me to make another trip any time soon, but luckily I had enough sense to postpone my visit to Ajanta.
Bring a travel journal or start a blog
Another myth about introverts is that they don't like people. Of course, even though some introverts may choose to avoid large gatherings where they have to simulate interactions with many people, that doesn't mean they don't feel lonely. Traveling solo is good, but sometimes it's good to share your experiences.
Using a journal helps introverts reflect and express their thoughts because they are known to be deep and observant. Journaling is a great way to track your days, express your thoughts, and relieve stress. Journals are a great way to share past experiences with friends or family.
Writing can be a great tool for processing feelings, experiences, and emotions. I used to write journals a very long time ago. Then, I found international correspondents and I described my little trip to Ukraine to them. Then I moved to India and started this blog (with pages on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter).
If journaling isn't your thing, you can also try blogging now! But I must warn you, once you start a blog, life will never be easy again, ha ha! Sometimes I think blogging takes as much care as raising a child. But it's also extremely rewarding.
Bring something of emotional comfort with you
Honestly, this is a good idea for anyone traveling, regardless of if they are introverted or not. Having an item that reminds you of home or stability can be extremely comforting. While introverts aren’t the same as hermits, they do appreciate their time at home in the comfort of their own space.
Bringing something of emotional comfort with them can help reduce any anxiety or stress one may feel from being away from their safe space. This can really be anything and will provide an extra level of comfort on the trip. Some people may bring a pillow, stuffed animals, or their favorite pair of slippers. Anything that makes them feel cozy and safe essentially.
For me, it’s been always books from my home library. One can find me reading in trains, buses, waiting rooms, gardens and so on. Having one of my favorite books in my backpack gives the very emotional comfort I’m talking about in this passage.
Read Up On Your Destination Before You Go
Again, this is important for all travelers but especially introverts who tend to like certain activities and feel more comfortable doing certain things. Understanding what the local environment is like ahead of time can help reduce travel anxiety by tenfold. Pick up a brochure or travel magazine from your local trip agency. Read into the kind of restaurants, museums, excursions, etc. there are where you will be around. Read on travel tips for introverts from your favorite influencers, if you have any. Again, this is your trip, so it is all about planning things that will make the introvert soul happy. Introverts are also natural learners and curious observers. Diving into an awesome piece of literature reflective of the destination can be a great way to immerse oneself better.