Ever considered travelling alone? Picture a trip where you don’t have to get dragged around yet another exhibition that’s not to your taste or dine somewhere that you’re just not in the mood for. Bliss!
Selfish tendencies aside however, solo travelling is something that you should at least try out once in your lifetime and is something that can enrich your minds in a way like no other. So, whether you want to get out of your comfort zone and try something new or need to travel for work, embrace going solo by following our tips for travelling alone.
Planning and Packing
Travelling alone means that you’re not bound by other people’s schedules. If you don’t want to get up at the crack of dawn for breakfast, visit a million museums and basically not stop until you drop, then don’t! Do however make the most of your time, and plan ahead if you know there’s going to be quite a few things that you want to see. Sites like Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet offer great tips about places to visit or even stay, and are also filled with honest reviews by likewise travellers.
Meet New People
If you’re worried about feeling lonely whilst travelling, then staying in a hostel will present you with the opportunity to meet new like-minded people. Many people make friends for life whilst travelling and sometimes it’s with people who you would have not otherwise thought you’d be compatible with. It’s all an enriching experience, and if you do however get stuck on a tour with somebody you don’t like, then it’s easy to ditch them as after all you never went on holiday with them in the first place!
No matter wherever your travels take you, make sure that you stay safe. Research no go areas before you arrive and stick to busy areas but always stay vigilant of pickpockets.
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