Travelling in itself is a wonderful opportunity to get to know yourself and the person you are travelling with, a little better. Some prefer company while others don’t. These mavericks are the solo or independent travelers we all have in our groups. Maybe you are one. If you just nodded your head in a yes then continue with us to make your next solo trip a splendid one. If not, then who knows you might even plan your next trip solo after reading our article.
What Exactly Is Solo Travelling?
Who doesn’t fancy a jaunt? Read it again I said ‘jaunt’!. Trips and excursions are what we look most forward to. That ultimate getaway is the reward for working hard the entire year. It is no doubt fun with a good company. Be it a group or your single most beloved in the whole entire world. But there comes a time when these trips get too overwhelming because of the gang. You might wanna give solo travelling a shot.
9 Hacks If You Are Travelling Solo
We present to you a quick checklist to tick against before you step foot for your next solo journey.
Pack that confidence first
Travelling solo is not as easy as shelling peas. Even before you make up your mind for it, there will be people trying to scare you out of it. Some might suggest that it’s not a cool idea either. Listen to no one. Confirm with your parents and siblings, take suggestions from fellow solo travelers and mentally prepare yourself that you are about to embark on this trip solo.
Decide The Location
Circle red the place you want to visit. It can be anywhere in your country or abroad. Done with place? Now commence with your research. According to the time of year that you want to go explore the climate, best deals and packages and mode of conveyance.
Scribble Everything On a Piece of Paper
Once finished with booking the hotel, mode of travel, the local map etc write everything down. This will help as you won’t miss out on anything. Write down all the details in one place.
Start Away With Your Packing
Pack everything that you would have for a trip otherwise. An important reminder just don’t forget that first aid box and chargers for all electrical appliances that you are about to carry. Another great tip is to travel light. You are going to carry your luggage on your own so its is wise to pack minimal stuff.
That dough Is Important
You are going to be on your own in a foreign place. You might not get help in time of need sometimes. Especially when money is concerned. It is a rule of thumb to always carry a little extra when travelling. And some more when going single.
Your Recreation On The Go
Besides the friends you make on the way, you are your own companion. Entertaining yourself is your own responsibility. Keep books, good music, camera with a tripod handy. It is also not suggested to just dig your neck in books. Look around, explore, tour, enjoy and make memories.
Learn The Local Language
Every solo traveler should know the culture and language of the place they are about to visit. Local language proverbial come in beneficial when going around town. You might want to interact with people around to know more, start a conversation, order something in a restaurant or simply just inquire about a thing or two.
Always Keep A Map And GPS
Needless to say, you can also get confused in a new place. A map or a GPS on your phone can guide you along. For direction trust these aids and feel the need to ask around if necessary.
It is cool to enjoy your own company and have a blast. But don’t shut down everything happening in your background. Be mindful and alert, and have your eyes and ears all over the place. Being a solo traveler, your safety lies in being alert.
Travelling is an unconventional experience everybody should at least have once in their lifetime. It helps you grow as a person and gives a new definition to responsibilities. Also along the way you get to enjoy yourself to the max and gain priceless experience and make mellow memories. Get moving and have fun.