Solo Adventure Tips
“Life Begins At The End Of Your Comfort Zone.”
– Neale Donald Walsch.
Traveling alone can be a truly liberating experience.Solo travel is a movement that more and more travelers are joining. People from everywhere are beginning their solo adventures to learn from the world. Instead of postponing the trip you’ve always wanted to take because you can’t find the perfect travel partner, consider going by yourself. You’ll have total freedom to do what you want, when you want. And you just might discover that your best possible travel partner is you.
Here are some tips to help you succeed as a solo traveler:
Do your research
Everyone has a different travel style. Some book a solo trip on a whim, without researching their destination. Others plan more intentionally and thoroughly vet their destination before they go by reading all the travel guides they can find. To each their own, however a little research on the cultural customs into the place(s) you want to go on your solo trip is not a bad idea. In addition to checking out fun and fascinating places to go, add some “safety research” when you start investigating possible destinations. Look for low-risk places: destinations without warnings about crime, civil unrest, terrorism or severe weather.
Leave your itinerary with someone you trust back home
Since you’ll be alone, it’s a good idea to leave your itinerary with a trusted family member or friend. That way, you’ll ensure that there’s someone who knows where you are and when you’re due to return home. Make sure you keep in regular contact with them and let them know if you’ll be offline for a day or longer, as well. They’ll probably be happy to know how you’re trip is going, and you don’t want them to worry because they haven’t heard from you.
Bring Anti-theft bag and avoid dark street
It’s easy to over pack and over plan many aspects of travel, especially when you’re by yourself. Having anti-theft bag is to bring your personally stuffs with your needs when you wander around and see where the day or night takes you can lead to some of the best stories. Moreover, you have avoid dark street when you’re alone.
Ask for advice
There’s many ways to research an upcoming trip, and now, social media means it’s easier than ever to ask locals for advice on what’s best to see. We shared some of our travel mishaps, and if you don’t learn from our mistakes, maybe you’ll relate. Most people, travellers and locals, are just looking for a friend too. Don’t be scared.
Take Self-Care Seriously
Getting ill is never fun, even less so when you’re traveling. Because you won’t have a travel partner to help you if you’re ailing, take extra precautions to ensure you stay well. Get plenty of rest and go easy if you drink socially.