A solo trip can be an exciting experience that pushes your comfort zone and can help you to discover more about yourself. Exploring a new country on your own and meeting other travellers can be a wonderful adventure, however, there are a few things you should do before setting off to make sure you’re prepared for your solo travel. This is part 2, so make sure to check out “Seven Tips for a Great Travel Experience“
7 more "know before you go"
tips for solo travellers.
Keep Emergency Contact Info on You
It is crucial that you give someone at home your information along with your itinerary, but it is equally crucial to keep their information with you as well. This information should be kept in multiple places, such as your mobile device and your journal. It will be helpful if you lose your phone, or it runs out of battery, and you need to contact home.
Understand The Cultures You’re Entering
It’s always a good idea to learn more about the local culture before visiting a new country. This can help prepare you for anything you might face, such as clothing restrictions or norms and understanding mannerisms.
Travel with other Solo Travellers
One of the best things about travelling alone is meeting new people. The advantage of going on a small group tour is the ability to meet travellers who are like-minded and might also be travelling alone. Who knows, you may make life-long friends on your solo adventure!
Ask Locals for Recommendations
Learning about a place by speaking to locals is a terrific way to get to know it. They can recommend places to visit that you might miss if you’re just visiting tourist attractions.
Know Where You’re Going
It’s always a good idea to have some kind of plan before your travels. This will help give you an idea of any transportation you might need to take and how to visit each place on your list effectively.
Try Not to Overpack
When you travel alone, you’re responsible for all your bags. You should make sure you can carry all your items before you leave, as well as room for any souvenirs you may bring home.
Act Confidently in Public
Being confident is key, particularly when unsure of where you are or where you’re going. When you show confidence, you’ll be less vulnerable to being taken advantage of. We’d like to think most people you meet wouldn’t do this, but you can never be too careful.
Travelling solo is truly an adventure of a lifetime, and we believe it can enrich your life in so many ways. It may be scary, but it is well worth it!
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