Your personal guide to traveling alone

Your personal guide to traveling alone

Traveling solo is a fascinating experience. It not only helps you discover yourself, but also makes you self-reliant. Also, traveling solo comes with many great benefits, such as meeting new people, absolute freedom to travel as you please, and not being tied to anyone else’s interests. Sure, it can be intimidating the first time. No one is perfect from the start. But if you get out of your comfort zone, it will get easier with every solo trip you take. All you need to do is follow these few simple solo travel tips the next time you fly solo.

Plan ahead

Since it will be your first time, it is wise to make arrangements for your travel and accommodation in advance. Traveling on a whim can ruin your experience forever if impromptu arrangements are not available. But once you get the hang of traveling alone, you can be as spontaneous as you want.

Read also: 10 tips for people who like to travel solo

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Pack light

Less baggage, more fun. Traveling with too much luggage makes it cumbersome to handle and roam around. Therefore, it is advised not to have more than a backpack or a trolley when traveling alone. Keep your money, credit cards and IDs safe with you in a fanny pack.

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Do your research

Do your homework before visiting a home. If you have no idea about the place you are visiting, you often miss out. Make a list of things to do or see. Save maps and directions to your phone so you don’t have to rely on people to get from one place to another. This is a useful tip for traveling alone for the first time.

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Must-have” documents

You must always carry your IDs with you in a foreign country. Also keep a digital copy of all your IDs and other documents so you can access them wherever you want. Whether it’s your tickets, travel insurance or ID, you should have a copy of each of these on your phone.

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Avoid traveling after dark

If you are a woman traveling alone, you should avoid traveling at night at all costs for the sake of your safety. Try to arrive during the day. Even when you are outside in the evening, you prefer open and public spaces to secluded or secluded areas. Use women-only taxis at night and public transport during the day.

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Keep in touch with your family

Keep them informed of your whereabouts. Don’t forget to message, call or email your nearest and dearest periodically as you explore your desired stopover. Do not share private information such as your accommodation with strangers. You could end up with a stalker in a foreign country.

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Act like a local

Dress like a local. Don’t wear anything flashy. Speak like a local. Do you know the language? Very good. But if you don’t, at least learn some jargons and expressions to ask for help in their language. Strike a conversation. Blend into their culture if you want to have a personalized experience. After all, when in Rome, do as the Romans do.

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Beware of the environment

Learn about some of the sights around the place you're staying so that even if you get lost, you can find your way back. Don't walk around with earphones plugged in. It will help you stay alert. If you feel like someone is following you, call someone to meet them there. This sends a clear message to the suspect.
Learn about some of the sights around the place you’re staying so that even if you get lost, you can find your way back. Don’t walk around with earphones plugged in. It will help you stay alert. If you feel like someone is following you, call someone to meet them there. This sends a clear message to the suspect.
 

Traveling alone is fun. Whether by chance or wish, you will have to travel alone one day. Make sure you are prepared. Because when the day comes, these tips on traveling alone will come in handy. The world is waiting for you, my friend. Come out of your shell and see how wonderful the world really is.

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