So, you have bought a stylish new backpack, planned your itinerary, booked your hotels flights and are ready to go on your first solo trip. Travel is a wonderful experience; it makes you realize what a tiny space you own in this huge universe. But you need to play it smart if you’re going to travel alone. Make sure you do not land up in a trouble, or fall sick. Nothing is like living your trip to the fullest and enjoying each and every moment like it is your last. While there won’t be any limitations and nagging from anybody, travelling solo will give you an immense sense of satisfaction and independency.
These are the ultimate solo travel benefits
So today we share a few tips and secrets to help you make the most out of your solo journey. Here we go!
1. Plan your arrival – If it’s your first solo trip, make sure you book your accommodation and transport beforehand to avoid last minute panics. Moreover, taking your travel decisions independently will boost your self confidence and you shall be more prepared by the next trip. Also, try making maximum use of public transport wherever you go. Finding out routes and learning things in a new place makes you a skilled traveler.
2. Explore. Talk to locals – While you step out of your room, carry a handy cam and explore whatever you can under the sun. Every place has its own charm, local language, food and other tourist attraction spots. Do not leave any stone unturned. Also, since you’re alone you don’t need to fret about getting lost with your kids or family. Go, walk it out
3. Get adventurous – A day at scuba diving, paragliding, and bungee jumping or even mount climbing will give you those thrilling chills. There are some adventures that you might get to try just once in a lifetime so don’t shy away from experiencing various activities and adventures. Always remember, if it scares you, it’s worth trying!
4. Be yourself – You are the way you are. You do not need to impress anybody in your life. Do what makes you happy, live the life you want and fill up yourself with love and affection for all. Travelling will trigger the best in you as mountains teach you what city roads can never. Open up talk to the locals around, share stories and set yourself free while on the journey. If you love learning languages try and understand the local languages of the city/ country you visit.
5. Plan your expenses – Don’t just go on spending like a boss wherever you arrive. Set a limit and calculate your expenses and the money you’re carrying. Keep some extra cash handy in case of emergency and unfortunate situations. Never ever spend the entire money you’re carrying. You might need it for medicines, calling cards, food, stay and almost every minute thing. Set a margin and follow your spending accordingly. If you get stuck anywhere, make sure you’ll be financially independent to get out from there safely. Since you’ll be alone you would constantly need a working cell phone and recharges to stay in touch with your family. Hence, it’s best to do a proper planning of budget before you leave home.
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