You are bored with going on a trip with so many people on your tour and wanna have a solo journey? Traveling alone means that you need more time to make a detailed plan and have your wits about you. So, these tips below are made for you to travel alone safely and happily.
Get ready for your travel
If you usually go on a trip, you may know basic things about planning for it. Otherwise, you can follow these steps:
Choose your destination
You may already have a dream destination, or you just need to get away from a busy life, and the place doesn’t matter. You can have a look at these websites to find your location: TripAdvisor, LonelyPlanet.
Make a list of all the activities
When you travel alone, you don’t have friends to discuss a place to stay, food to eat and so on. However, you will have incredible freedom to do what you want. Thus it’s good to make a list in advance about locations you want to visit, foods you want to try and the activities you want to join. This doesn’t mean you must stick to the schedule, but the list makes you not to be confused when getting there.
Book accommodation and pack lightly
If you travel alone, booking a hostel, homestay or unique hotels with a bar is a good idea. You can meet other alone travelers and make friends there.
It will be easier for you to move when you bring one light bag. And you won’t deal with losing bags alone.
Travel alone safely
When you’ve had a thorough plan of your solo travel, you should let at least one person know about your trip. Let them know your accommodation; the schedule so that they can help you in case of an emergency.
Make sure your phone works in a different country and make a copy of your passport, visa, tickets before setting out. View more things to know when you travel to different country.
Do not bring many valuable things
You shouldn’t bring too much expensive jewelry or cash because the less of value you carry on, the better. And when you travel alone, it’s smart not to dress like a tourist. You can learn about the place’s fashion style in advance to dress like residents. This will make you safer and not stand out clearly in the crowd.
Be cautious of strangers
You need to act smartly when you travel alone. So it’s better not to let strangers know you are going on your own. If anyone asks about your stay, reply that you’re exploring and aren’t sure yet. Do not expose your money or valuable things in the crowd and avoid going places that too desolate.
Enjoy your trip
Finaly, don’t be too afraid of being scammed that make you always stress and scared to move around. Just be careful, take it easy and enjoy your solo travel.
Writing down your itinerary and take many photos because it’s great if you are a wanderlust and have a travel blog. Note down your stories, places you visit, people you meet to keep memories of your trip.
Breaking your limits and trying new things. There’s no ”right” or ”wrong” way to travel, make sure you’re confident in yourself and experiment what you want and after all, pick your next destination!