There are many reasons why people travel alone, whether they just haven’t met the right person to travel with, they enjoy their own company, or just want some alone time. Traveling by yourself can be so different to traveling with a friend, but if you want to do it, then you definitely should. It can feel so liberating and fun to get out and explore on your time and do the things that you want to do. You might feel a little fearful of solo travel, but as long as you plan ahead and use a little common sense, it can be a great thing to do where you can be kept safe. So with that in mind, here are some tips for solo travel so that you can make the most of it all.
Check Accommodation Ratings
Traveling solo can make you feel a little more vulnerable because you are in an unfamiliar place. So before you book a place to stay, it is important to do a little research and only stay somewhere (whether that is at a hotel or something like an Airbnb property), make sure that you are looking for the ones that have multiple positive reviews. If there are no reviews, or there are lots of negative reviews saying the same thing, then they are best to be avoided. Reviews will help to give some insight into what the accommodation is going to be like and what the owners will be like and so on.
You don’t want to pack and have to take too much when you are traveling solo, as there is only going to be you to lug it all around. As well as looking to take lightweight suitcases, it is a good idea to plan a list of what you will need to take with you, before you head off. Then you can make sure that you have enough for what you will need, but won’t be having to much excess that is going to weigh you down.
Look For Free Wifi
Depending on the time of year that you do decide to travel, it can get quite dark quite early on in the evenings. So it can be a good idea to plan how to spend your time, as being out late in the dark in unfamiliar places isn’t always going to be the best thing. If you will be staying in at your accommodation for a lot of the time, then making sure that there is free wifi will not only save you a large phone bill, but mean you can be entertained. You can FaceTime family and friends back home too, so it is always going to be a good thing.
Try Something New
When you are traveling solo, you might be a little resistant to try new things, just in case they don’t go as you expect them or will be unsure what to do when because you’re alone. But just embrace it all and look to do something that you wouldn’t normally do. It can also be a good time to tick off lots of things off your bucket list.