Traveling solo isn’t for everyone and can expose you to potential dangers, but if you’re up for the adventure as a team of one, we have five great tips that you can implement for the next time you plan to travel.
Traveling alone is exciting, and adds many rich qualities to your life that will last you a lifetime.
But traveling solo is also hard work and takes a lot of good foresight.
By planning well, you will make it more likely that your solo trip will be full of great memories instead of avoidable disasters.
Let’s get into those five tips on how you can make your solo trip an experience to fondly remember…
TIP 1: Save More Money Than You Think You Need
You may have figured out all the budget-friendly travel tips available, but there may always be a need for more money than you have.
You don’t want to be stuck in an unfamiliar country, alone and without the necessary funds to purchase what you need.
When you are traveling solo, it is especially important to plan ahead financially and ensure you bring more than enough money along.
TIP 2: Plan Ahead Thoroughly, And Prepare For Emergencies
Now is not the time to throw caution to the wind.
When you are traveling alone, think of every single detail.
Before you leave on your vacation, brainstorm about all the things that could go wrong.
Talk with your friends who have been on a solo trip, and ask them to help you think of anything you may have missed in the planning.
Be thorough in your thought process. Hope for the best, but prepare yourself for the worst.
TIP 3: Assign Someone As A Designated Emergency Contact
Traveling solo means that there is no one with you in case of an emergency.
It is wise to have a friend or family member at home who you contact regularly, and who will sound the alarm if a day goes by without hearing from you.
Give this designated person a daily update of your whereabouts, and if applicable, who you are planning to be with.
TIP 4: Take Risks, But Not Too Many
Use this time to explore all the activities you have wanted to do.
Try things like scuba diving, zip-lining, and parasailing if that is what you desire.
Check items off your bucket list and in that sense, throw caution to the wind.
Don’t cross the line into recklessness, though.
Be safe about who you meet and give personal information to.
Don’t become intoxicated, and don't wander around alone at night.
Be courageous, but safe. It simply boils down to using common sense.
TIP 5: Trust Your Intuition
Perhaps you are the type of individual who is friendly and doesn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.
If so, don’t forget to keep your own interests as a top priority.
If someone gives you the creeps, don’t be afraid to walk away, or even report the individual to someone who can help you.
Never let attractiveness cloud your judgment, because a nice-looking person could have an agenda to kidnap you or who knows whatever else.
This happens all the time in all parts of the world.
Females are more likely to be abducted than males to be put into sex trafficking rings, used as prostitutes, and other unimaginable situations.
We wanted to elaborate on this dark side, not to discourage solo travelers (especially women), but to make you aware of these serious dangers.
You just learned 5 Tips For Solo Traveling Success, and we know that this is not an exciting topic, but it’s necessary for those that are going places by themselves to be reminded of what they may already know in order to remain as safe as possible.
Your solo trip can be one of the most fascinating times of your life.
There are many things you can do in preparation that will help you to have a successful and safe trip.
Follow the tips listed and above all, have fun.
With the right planning and thought going into it, those solo trips are sure to make up some of the fondest memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.
Be Safe Out There While Traveling Alone!