Tips on How to Be a Savvy Solo Traveler

#1 Understand your strengths and weaknesses

When you set out on a trip all alone, you should be aware of your strengths and weaknesses for sure. This will be of immense help in making the trip enjoyable. You should understand the things that you’re good at and also the things that you’re still working on. When you plan your trip schedule, you should keep your strengths and weaknesses in mind before shortlisting the places you intend to visit and the activities you plan to do.

#2 Think of the things that you really want

When you are traveling alone, you should definitely try and accomplish all the things that you have really wanted for long! You do not have to wait for a nod from one of your friends to do something you had yearned to do since you’re traveling alone. Singapore is a country that provides tons of amazing entertainment options. You should make use of all the facilities available and do all the things that you love to do.

#3 Do not hesitate to socialize with strangers

You should be socially active when you’re traveling alone in order to enjoy the trip to the fullest. This doesn’t mean that you should talk to each and every stranger whom you come across during the trip. However, you should not hesitate to talk to strangers when you need better clarity on something. When you want to choose budget car hire Singapore or a wallet-friendly hotel to rest the night, locals you meet at the restaurants or bars might be of great help.

#4 Do not be reluctant to say no when needed

If you are pestered by road side vendors or approached by cab drivers near restaurants, you should have the nerve to say no and walk away. You should also be bold enough to decline any offers put forward if you are not interested. You do not have to be over-polite just because you’re a solo traveler.

#5 Browse through your social networks to find familiar faces

It is definitely good to see some familiar places when you set out on a solo trip. You might have set out all alone because you wanted to enjoy some alone time in a marvelous manner, but it’s always good to have a short conversation with someone you know at least for a few minutes during the trip. To make this happen, your social media handles might be of great help. Browse through your friends list to see positive results.

#6 Make use of the best transport facilities available

You should look for the best car rental deals in Singapore in order to enjoy the solo trip to the fullest. Depending on your period of stay in the island nation, you can choose weekly or monthly car hire Singapore. You will be able to drive around in a coupe or a compact sedan which will make your sightseeing trips extremely convenient. It will also give better to meaning to your solo travel as you will not be forced to share seats with strangers during the sightseeing trips!
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Lee Dewyze
"I am a songwriter. I am a poet. I am a lyricist. I am a singer. I am an American Idol Winner," confesses the handsome, charismatic and introspective Lee DeWyze. "Some people have a hard time understanding how those things can go hand in hand." Collectively all of these gifts have coalesced to garner DeWyze a place as one of the most exciting singer/songwriter s to emerge in the past decade. A Millennial troubadour, DeWyze s depth as a songwriter along with his earnest ability to drive home a song with a delicate balance of deep emotion and subtlety, call to mind some of his earliest influences like Simon and Garfunkel, Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) and Johnny Cash. DeWyze s songs have spent several consecutive weeks in the top forty on the Billboard Hot AC Chart, been featured on the insanely popular gritty drama The Walking Dead, NBC s musical drama Nashville, showcased in commercials and topped charts abroad in Ireland and Italy. In the six years since DeWyze has evolved from being crowned an American Idol winner, he has continued to refine his artistry. In numerology six is regarded as one of the most harmonious and stable single digits, representing balance, sincerity, love, and truth. Whether you believe or not, one thing for sure is that DeWyze seems to have arrived at such a place in his journey thus far. "I think for once I am making music that is just me. All the way through,smiles Lee. February 12, 2016, Shanachie Entertainment will release Oil & Water, Lee DeWyze s fifth solo effort and highly anticipated label debut. His resonant, soulful and at times raspy tenor combined with his prodigious guitar playing serve to underscore themes of the heart as ten songs unravel into compelling poetic prose and striking arrangements.Randall Grass, Shanachie Entertainment General Manager states, Lee DeWyze is a classic singer-songwriter with intensely personal lyrics that he delivers with a resonant, viscerally appealing voice. He communicates in a very direct, earthy way that is all too rare these days."Oil &Water is an alluring evocative mix of songs that reflect the ease and comfort of where DeWyze is in his music and life. Each song is a revealing glimpse into Lee s world and quest for truth and meaning. He is a powerful storyteller. I didn't know I could write music exactly but I knew at a young age I appreciated it. I read my first lyrics on the back of a Cat Stevens record and I recall thinking wow, he's telling a story. I want to do that and I picked up a guitar when I was about 13. The songs on Oil & Water at times are deceptively simple and they possess a sincerity and authenticity that you cannot manufacture. All of the albums tracks are written, produced and recorded by Lee along with his friend and engineer Nico Grossfeld. "These songs really sum up a very particular part of my life over the past year or so." Describing his compositional process as 'somewhat chaotic,' DeWyze recorded the songs in his own Los Angeles based studio writing playing and recording the music on his terms. I am grateful for the process which is this record," declares the young musician. Oil & Water is not a reinvention of Lee DeWyze but rather further discovery. "I think whether you have heard my music or not, people will find common ground on this record. Lyrically these songs speak to a wider audience and I am really excited for people to hear it." My goal was to simply make an album that speaks to who I am. About a year ago, which would have been six months into the making of this album, my vision kind of started to fall into place, explains Lee. I have found my process to be one of writing, recording, sitting on it, then re-recording. Much of that comes from playing the songs live on the road and really letting the songs take on a life of their own.Sometimes I want the listener to say, I wonder what he means? confides Lee. That's the one thing that I think that really makes music powerful. It does not matter what you believe or what your religion or politics are. Everyone can sit and enjoy and be moved by a song. As a songwriter, I view it as a responsibility to move my listener.Born in Mount Prospect, IL, one of four children, Lee DeWyze discovered music and quickly developed a passion at a young age. He cites Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman and Paul Simons Graceland as two of the albums that changed his life. As a teen Lee played guitar, piano and the drums and it was not long before he started to write his own songs. I discovered that I could turn my thoughts and ideas into a clever song or line. I fell in love, recalls Lee. I would sit around and write funny or witty songs to make my friends or family laugh. DeWyze was crowned the winner of American Idols Season 9 in 2010, DeWyze had a stint working as both a paint salesman and trading floor clerk at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Before he was 20, he recorded two albums for an independent label in Chicago: So I'm Told and Slumberland. He made his major label debut in 2010 with Live It Up. His critically lauded Frames followed in 2013 and his song Fightreached the top 40 on the Billboard Hot AC charts for 10 weeks straight. The video, which Lee produced and created, won first place at the Los Angeles Indie Film Festival. 2014 was a banner year for Lee as he made major headway as a songwriter. His song Blackbird Song was placed in the show The Walking Dead. The song racked up more then 3 million YouTube views, 2 million Spotify streams and was selected as one of the Top 10 most influential placements in 2014 by the Music Writers Guild of America. The same year Lee landed a #1 song in Ireland with his song Lullaby which was covered by Ronan Keating. He also scored a #3 hit in Italy when his Magnetic Heart was recorded by Marco Mengioni. Lee DeWyze will embark on an ambitious national tour in 2016 in support Oil & Water. I love my fans. I truly do. They are the fuel to my engine. I want the audience to feel what I'm saying. To know it s real and honest. With the release of Oil & Water Lee DeWyze takes a no holds barred approach and bares it all and the results are well worth the journey. "I write what I like to hear and how I feel. I am not defining what kind ofcomposer or artist I am. My audience can do that. Because the minute you start to concern yourself with what you're supposed to be doing, you start to second-guess who you are. And that is one thing I am very sure of."