Hoping for a different travel experience? Get out of your comfort zone and jump into an adventure – a solo one! Enjoy the freedom of solo travel with these tips.
Pack The Essentials
This means packing your toiletries, medicines and vitamins that might not be available in your destination, clothes you can wash and wear over and over, and probably a universal adaptor. This one from Wanderskye is pretty good–literally, it looks good and functions well!
Arm yourself with language basics
Smart travelers are familiar with their destination’s language. It doesn’t have to be long conversational pieces – start small with hello, thank you, please, and good-bye. Research before you go or use translation apps to assist you.
Do something new
Going solo gives you the opportunity to do activities you’re interested in. Sign up for half-day workshops, pick up a new hobby or learn something you’ve always wanted to learn. Find out what interests you and roll with it.
Don’t spend so much time shooting photos for social media. Drink in and appreciate your destination, from the loudness of colors to the smallest of details. Be in the moment, but also stay alert for your personal safety.
Learn to slow down
Traveling with a group often forces you to stick to the group’s schedule, from waking up at a certain time to eating lunch together at somewhere specific. Being on your own will allow you more room to do whatever you want, whether it’s sleeping in or people-watching in a cafe.
Befriend the locals
Meeting and befriending strangers might seem intimidating at first, but it is also more rewarding in the end. Locals often have good recommendations that will help you make the most of your trip, while other travelers are good company should you desire one.
Allow yourself to get lost
Stop being so dependent on your Lonely Planet or your phone’s Google Maps app. It’s okay to get lost once in a while, or to ask directions from an actual person. Who knows, you might discover something beautiful and unexpected on the way.
Always Secure Your Belongings
See how Wanderskye can help you with your solo travels!
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