People are scared of being lonely, because it’s equated with being a loser. There are inevitably going to be evenings when you’re travelling solo where you will really feel a bit lonely. It’s then that you just realise there’s things which would possibly be so much worse than being lonely and it additionally makes you appreciate your mates all of the more. You may also wish to contemplate travelling in a small group with a reputable adventure specialist like G Adventures or Intrepid Travel if going solo is too much to begin with. These companies specialise in bringing together solo travellers to enjoy travelling with a small group, so making new associates and sharing the journey.