Essential Tips That Will Help You Plan The Best Solo Trip Ever

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If you have never travelled alone before, then you should know that your first trip will open up a lot of doors for you. You will be able to take in new surroundings that are completely unfiltered, and you may even find that you are able to meet new people as well. This can give you an experience unlike any other, not to mention that you will also have the chance to indulge in whatever you want, whenever you want. Of course, travelling alone may come with certain downsides as well. You have to consider safety and in some cases, loneliness. These tips can help to ensure an ideal solo travel experience.

Do Your Homework
The first thing that you need to do is your homework. You should find out how long it is going to take for you to arrive at your destination and you also need to figure out how you are going to get from the airport to your hotel, or even to the city centre once your arrive. Solo travelers are more likely to be scammed by taxi owners. If you want to avoid this, then you need to ask the taxi driver for a quote before you depart. If you know that it’s very different than what you would expect the cost to be, then this would be a clear indication that you need to find someone else to ride with.

Take Lots of Photos
If you are travelling alone then you have to make sure that you take as many photos as possible. If you don’t then you may find that you end up missing out on preserving those fantastic memories, you have made. Solo travel can be a riveting experience, but it can be lonely at the same time. If you want to stop this from being the case, then you may want to try and look into uploading your photos to a cloud storage. When you do, you will soon find that it is easier than ever for you to share your photos with your friends. If you want some help, then make sure that you check out this guide: iCloud Photo Sharing: How to share iPhone photos on iCloud.

Choose the Right Accommodation
Choosing the right accommodation is crucial. You should book a hotel with a 24-hour front desk if possible. If you end up arriving late then you know that you are going to be covered and that you also have someone who can give you some support and answer questions should you require it. If you're not quite sure how to choose a good hotel, it’s always helpful to look up reviews online. When you do this, try to find out which hotels are best for solo travelers and whether they offer any activities for them. 

Go Somewhere Close First
If you live in the US, then you might have dreams of visiting somewhere halfway across the world. This is understandable, but it’s wise to choose a close destination for your first trip. For example, you could go to Mexico or even Brazil. When you do, you will soon find that you get that authentic travel experience without being too far away from home. This will help you get comfortable with traveling solo and you may even find that you are pushing beyond your comfort level without having to worry about going too far.

Find a Travel Buddy
Sure, travelling solo is about experiencing things on your own but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find a travel buddy. When you team up with someone else, you may find that you can travel together but when you arrive at the destination, you can easily split up and go your separate ways. Either way, having someone who you can count on is always a good thing and you would be surprised at how much it could help you to feel much more at ease with the whole process.

Of course, travelling solo isn’t for everyone but if you are willing to plan ahead and take your time and if you're able to relax a little, you may soon find that everything coming together for you to have the experience of a lifetime.

This is a contributed post.

1 comment

Ivana Split said...

Great tips and I love that Paris pic.