Tips For When You’re Travelling Solo
Sometimes you just need to do things by yourself. As fun as it can be travelling with friends or family, travelling solo offers its own distinct experience. However, that experience comes with some extra caveats so it’s best to take a few precautions if you’re going to travel on your own.
Avoid Paying More for the Same
Sometimes, hotels, cruises and other such accommodations will charge a surplus if you book them while travelling solo. Vendors argue the necessity as these rooms are generally arranged for groups but it would be in your best interest to find places that don’t charge extra.
While this extra charge is normally disclosed upfront, it’s always best to inquire about it if it’s not there.
Stay at Well Reputed Places
Being on your own in a foreign country is going to make anyone feel vulnerable so, before booking up a place to stay, make sure that it has a strong reputation and ratings. While it might be tempting to go for the cheapest options, it’s best to spend a little more to extra care of yourself since you’re out alone.
Start the Journey Alone, End it Together
Meeting other travellers is an additional way to keep solo travel interesting. When you land and disembark the plane, your conversation does not have to come to an end. In fact, there are many excellent resources in the form of travel apps that can help you to meet other folks like yourself. They can connect you with other travellers in the region through local events and meetups and are also a great way for finding interesting places and attractions that might not pop up in popular guidebooks.
The Early Bird Gets the Worm
While the night has its fair share of fun with all the bars and nightclubs, that kind of enjoyment isn’t for everybody. If you happen to fall into that category then it’s best to end the night quickly and be an early bird instead. Most people prefer to go sightseeing later in the day so an early trip is a nice way to avoid large crowds which is a lot safer for you when travelling solo.
Use that Individual Freedom
When travelling with others, you gotta make compromises so that hat everybody is happy but on your own, you have the freedom to do wherever you want. There’s nothing holding you back from taking your time and trying out things you’ve always wanted to.
Keep a Copy of Your Travel Itenniary With Friends and Family
Send a copy of your itinerary to your loved ones, including your flight details, hotel reservations, and perhaps even a rough idea of what you plan to see and do while you’re there.