It’s common knowledge that travel is one of the ways to unwind and relax. While many would find fun in traveling as a group, the few who travel solo are in for a deeper connection with themselves.

Not only does traveling solo take the mind off the noise of the city, it’s also a remedy to be free from restlessness, discontent, doubt, or even anger at one’s self.

By exploring unfamiliar places alone, one can instantly feel the great amount of focus and shift of confidence as he allows himself to be immersed in the feeling of uncertainty whilst having faith that everything will turn out all right.

Whether it may be climbing a mountain, diving, snorkeling, a trip to nature challenges a person’s safe side and expands his knowledge as he goes along.

The absence of familiar faces and established relationships exposes the solo traveler to opportunities like talking to natives and discovering their culture.

By making choices that one has never considered before, traveling alone increases tolerance for risk and creates an improved sense of responsibility for one’s actions, no matter how carefree that action may be.

Solo travel consists of moments when one is forced to come out of his or her own shell and discover his own capabilities. Here are the list of places one could go for those soul-searching individuals:

Sagada

This destination has been recently gaining raves from travelers who seek a peaceful intervention with nature. Popular for its Sumaguing and Lumiang Caves, the Hanging Coffins, and the Rice Terraces, Sagada offers tranquility making the long hours commute going to the place worth it.

Manjuyod Sand Bar, Negros Oriental

The Majuyod Sand Bar has captivated many travelers for its fine white sand that emerges against crystal clear blue waters. Free from commercial establishments, the Majuyod Sandbar is best seen in the morning where lesser crowd is teeming the place–perfect for some alone time with nature.

Mount Apo, Davao

Nothing beats the victorious feeling of reaching the summit of a 9,000 feet mountain. The majestic view of the tallest mountain in the Philippines also offers a feeling of serenity even from watching it below.

Mahogany forest, Bohol

Breathe in the lush Mahogany forest of Bohol for a refreshing change. When one passes through the long stretch of man-made mahogany forest, travelers can’t help but feel that they’re in an enchanted movie (think Twilight) as the impenetrable trees provide shade and a cool temperature.

Hinatuan Enchanted River, Surigao del Sur

Speaking of feeling enchanted, the Hinatuan Enchated River is sure to leave tourists breathless with its photoshop-looking gradient blue waters. Despite creepy stories surrounding the enchanted river, tourists could not pass swimming even only on the shallow parts of the river.

El Nido, Palawan

One of Palawan’s treasured gems, El Nido’s Taraw Cliff is perfect for the adventure-seeking soloist.. Aside for cliff-climbing, the site is also great for island-hopping, snorkeling and diving in the Bacuit Archipelago and Calamianes group.

For more information on budget-friendly travel in Palawan, feel free to contact Rey Car Rental at (+63) 977-608-7599 / 908-721-6977, or e-mail at reycarrentalpalawan@gmail.com.