Travelling alone has its pros and cons. If you really want to go on a trip but don’t have a partner to go with, then you should have the nerve to go with yourself. Travelling alone allows you to do whatever you want without thinking twice. You can eat, experience or do whatever and wherever you want. You are your own boss and answerable to no one.
Travelling solo can make you more aware of your surroundings and people. It makes you more independent and helps you with self-discovery. You get to meet so many different people and visit different places.
Well every traveler needs list of tips that can help them make their trip more comfortable and memorable. Here is a list of travelling tips for a solo traveler.
1 Plan and Do your homework
You don’t need to have a detailed plan of what you will be doing, but just a vague route can help you enjoy more and worry less. Thanks to advancement in technology, getting information has never been easier. Read personal travel blogs of people who have travelled to that destination. Make sure you have your accommodations booked and paid. Do a little homework on locals and their culture.
2. Stay Connected
If travelling alone, you should always be connected to someone you know from your home town. This is a very important safety tip. Someone from your family should always know where you are. This will come in handy if there is a problem or an emergency. Video call your friends and family and tell them about how your trip is going.
3 .Pack smart and light
Travelling light will help you to manage your luggage with ease. You should also carry your essentials in your handbag just in case there is a loss of luggage or some other problem. You should have an extra pair of clothes depending on the weather at your destination, money, passport, chargers, medicine, etc.
4. Meet locals and open up
Learn to speak to locals or strangers. Don’t talk to strangers you might think are weird, but not everyone is like that. It is good to collect more information about the place you visit. Ask question that pop into your mind regarding the place or people.
5. Meet other people
It’s good to meet other travelers and people. Hotel lobbies or tourist groups are good option to meet different people from various backgrounds and cultures. When you get talking to other travelers, they help you with your problems and suggest to place to visit. Also it gets you some new friends.
6. Be Adventurous
Come out of your conform zone and go on an adventure. Push yourself and go for adventurous activities. It doesn’t matter what you do, just do something you would never do back home, or have never tried. You will surprise and discover many new things about yourself.
7. Be Safe
The most important thing is to be safe and be aware of your surroundings. Protect you r valuables and essentials like passport, documents and money. Always keep your eyes and ears open. Listen to your gut.
Solo trips can be an amazing experience. You get to do so much and with so many different people. So don’t be afraid of going alone. Just follow these tips and you will have a blast.