Life is all about embracing new experiences and accepting challenges, and that is exactly what traveling solo – to some – means.
And though traveling solo is intimidating but it is an eye-opening experience that you need to go through at least once in your lifetime.
As much as you will come to appreciate the company of yourself, traveling solo can be much more fun that traveling with a group of people holding you back from discovering the world.
However, to guarantee you have a rich experience we give you here 7 tips you need to follow to ensure you make the most out of your solo trip.
1. A thorough search
Even though it sounds obvious, yet many don’t pay much attention to the importance of a thorough search before deciding to take the road.
You need to know everything you need to know about the place you are heading to.
Search the places you want to visit, where are you going to experience new cuisines and most importantly be aware of the basic stuff such as the price of water, food, clothes..etc.
2. Save as much as you can
And we don’t mean to save from your last paycheck. If you are planning on discovering the world, then you need to be prepared with lots of cash.
Save some money each month from your paycheck, cut on some unnecessary and luxury stuff like dining at fancy restaurants and purchasing new cars.
Think of how much you will need to spend while traveling – from the search phase we mentioned above – and try doubling it just to be safe.
3. Don’t leave your whole world behind
As much as it would be relaxing and chilling to just close your phone and go on your way solo, it never happens that way.
Just try while traveling solo to keep those who matter to you assured at the very least you are alive so as to truly be able to enjoy your time.
4. Be careful but not too careful
‘Do not answer to strangers’ is an advice all moms tell their kids which will come in handy when your travel solo.
Don’t be afraid to trust the locals, but do not get fooled either.
Don’t tell strangers where you are staying and how much money on you, but also have fun and don’t deprive yourself of getting evolved in group activities with other locals and tourists.
As we said, be careful but not too careful.
5. Take as many pictures as you can
As silly as this may sound, but these pictures will remind you of how fun and spontaneous you were.
You can never miss out on a chance of getting pictured standing right next to Eifel tower.
6. Experience the country’s culture
You didn’t travel to sit at another restaurant and eat your usual.
Get involved in the country’s culture by joining tours or even walk and explore the city’s transportations system.
The point is, get yourself immersed in learning more about other cultures.
7. You will get lost, so don’t panic
Getting lost is a part of evolving and experiencing new stuff. So don’t panic when you get lost in foreign streets.
Walk for hours and explore the city and see where it will get you, maybe somewhere fun!
Just don’t go walking in a foreign country in the middle of the night and you will be just fine.