Every traveler wants to travel solo, although it’s adventurous. They want to feel free while traveling and enjoy the whole trip. Here, I want to share the most important tips for solo travelers.
“I learned my strengths and my weaknesses. I experienced the exhilaration of the ups and the despairs of the lows and most of the feelings in between… I learned courage and I learned it myself”Ann Stirk
Things to consider before making a solo trip
Why you should travel alone?
Only solo travelers know the feelings of traveling alone. I can’t even describe in words my feelings about my solo trip. It was amazing! After making my first solo trip, I knew myself. Who I am and what I can do. Maybe it’s the first time when I feel completely free.
Should you go on a solo trip?
You have to understand that it’s not completely safe to make a solo trip. You have to face different kinds of situations and have to overcome them on your own. I do not encourage you to make a solo trip. So, think before making steps. I’ve written some safety tips for solo travelers that will support you during your trip.
Now I will try to write down some important tips for solo travelers from my own experience and from other experienced travelers.
How to reap the full benefits of solo travel?
We travel to explore new places, learn new things and enjoy every moment. But, if you are going on a solo trip for the first time, then you need to know some basic solo travel tips to enjoy your moments.
Travel alone but not lonely
When you travel solo, you may feel alone. But you have many people around you. Keep a smile on your face and try to talk with them. People are more friendly to strangers. You can ask any questions, tell them, “This country (or place name) is beautiful.” and some complimentary phrase. Surprisingly, you will see they become friends and help you more than you thought.
Feel free to contact people and ask them any questions. Try to know about their lifestyle. It will be so much fun. You can tell about yourself also, not too much.
Don’t hesitate, do whatever you want to
Do whatever you want, don’t think what others will think. Because they don’t know you and won’t see you again when you leave the location, it’s your time to do everything you can’t do in your area. But don’t break any roles, respect locals, and don’t hurt them.
Enjoy every moment
Visit new places and explore new things. Don’t think too much just enjoy and feel the view. Find a lonely place and take a rest.
Explore new places
New places are always good. You can learn new things, connect with new people, explore new things, eat new foods, etc. Try to visit natural places. This will boost your enjoyment.
Try to walk, instead of using vehicles
Walking is the best way to connect with the place. You can enjoy every single moment while walking. This will also save money. Not every place is beautiful. While walking, you can stop walking whenever you see a beautiful landscape and enjoy the view.
Safety Tips for Solo Travelers
The world is not completely safe for strangers. Some people hate outsiders. So, You have to prepare for any type of situation. Here are some safety tips for traveling alone. Especially for first-time solo travelers.
On this trip, you can’t be able to depend on others. You have to believe in yourself, that you can do anything you want. If you can’t believe in yourself, solo travel is not for you. While you are a stranger, finding trustworthy people is really hard. So, only you can help yourself.
Plan in advance
You have no idea what will happen on the way to your trip. If you don’t plan in advance, you can’t make it. While you travel alone, you have to face diverse situations. So, when you plan your trip, keep these points in your mind:
- Trip duration
- Your budget
- Where do you want to go
- Your essential documents and accessories
- How much you can carry with you
- When you will come back
- Keep backup money source
- Your illness
Eat healthy foods
If you eat unhealthy foods you will be hospitalized. Don’t eat spicy foods, that will ruin your trip. If you can digest, you can eat. And if you think the stomach will be bad, then don’t eat.
Keep your eyes around you
You are alone on this trip, anyone can harm you. No one will help you. You have to be aware and keep your eyes around you. Don’t tell others that you are alone. You may tell that your friends are behind or any other place around you or something else. If you meet any bad people and he/she finds that you are weak, he/she will harm you.
Share your GPS location with your family member or friends
Before leaving your home, share your GPS location with your friends or family. If you or your phone get lost, they can track you.
Keep some contact number
Keep local tourist police numbers on your dialing pad and also write on a piece of paper or your notepad. If your phone is lost that writing can help you. Also, keep your family member’s number.
Here I tried to share all essential tips for solo travelers. You also can read the Unlimited guide to travel alone blog for more tips.