Life lately has become unpredictable and with this change in circumstances, many of us have become bolder and are more willing to try new adventures. And the easiest of these challenges – solo travel.
Solo travel is exhilarating and liberating. It is something that as travel agents we recommend people try at least once. So how do you travel alone while feeling safe and enjoying yourself at the same time?
How to protect yourself during solo travel?
One of the biggest deterrents to solo travel is safety. Having a travel partner means that you have someone to look out for you when you can’t. Without someone to travel with you, you feel vulnerable and you might not enjoy your trip.
The key to safe solo travel is prior research. Understanding where you are going and the levels of safety in that destination will help prevent an unpleasant experience.
Conduct due diligence on your vacation destination. Look at reviews from other travelers on the area and the hotel you plan on staying in. Understand certain aspects such as the cost of transportation from one point to another so you do not fall prey to conmen and women.
Always carry your identification with you in a foreign place. Keep your identification and your money hidden away or in theft-resistant bags. At all costs avoid having to remove your cash in the open every so often.
You might also avoid solo travel because you are afraid of loneliness. Having only yourself for company can feel cold and boring. However, many popular travel destinations are filled with tourists and a few of them might be traveling alone. This might be a good opportunity for you to meet new people and make new friends.
If you choose to stay in smaller accommodations such as hostels and B and Bs, you will find other people eager to speak to you and share their experiences with you. Apps like Meetup.com are international and you can meet online friends who would be willing to hang out with you over coffee.
Remember to remain friendly during your travel. Smile to the person sitting next to you on the bus or on the train. Strike a conversation with people who speak languages you are familiar with.
If you are shy and unable to approach strangers, you can try organized solo tours where you will be in a controlled environment with fellow solo travelers and you will get to share your experience with someone new.
Even though the goal is to meet new people, do not be overly trusting and keep important information and documentation to yourself.
When traveling alone, you must have confidence. If you carry yourself with confidence, you are less likely to be a target for predators. You are also able to enjoy new places and meet new people and immerse yourself in the experience.
There is a lot of planning involved when solo traveling. From finding the right accommodation to finding the right itinerary, a good travel agent will take the tedious task of planning off your hands.
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