There’s nothing quite like discovering a new place on your own. Some people shy
away from traveling alone, and some just embrace it. We agree that traveling alone
is scary, but traveling alone is like laundering your thoughts; learning about yourself;
you will discover how capable you are, and you will never be alone; the world is full
of friends waiting to get you to know.
But if you still feel unsafe, Here’s Satguru Travel to the rescue and help you out to
plan your perfect solo trip, which can give your confidence a boost!
Handpicked article: 5 Things first time travellers always forget
1- Be honest about your needs
A solo trip means you don’t know what you are getting into. You never expect that
there are so many things that are and aren’t going to happen on this trip. So, in this
case, you should be honest with yourself and about the things you want and need. If
you’re going to make new friends, then go ahead; no one is stopping you.
2- Always keep extra cash in your pockets
In the time of crisis, cash is the king. Always keep some extra money in your pocket
because you never know when you will be needing extra money. Also, you have no
one with you at that particular time. And what if you lose your credit card? Think
Pro Tip – Never keep all the cash at the same place!!
3- Take photos of taxi license plates
When you travel by taxi or any other public transport, always click the photo of the
license plate. Let the cab driver also know that you are smart and concerned about
your safety. Don’t feel embarrassed, and don’t make him/her feel bad about the
situation and think you don’t trust them.
4- Learn the local language
Whenever you travel, always make sure you learn their local language so that you
know how to say ‘Hello, thank you, excuse me, sorry and please.’ It will open up so
many doors for you. It also shows that you are genuinely interested in their culture
and conversation. They will give some tips that would make your trip more
5- Leave a Copy of your Itinerary
When you travel abroad, and you have no idea what you are getting into, always
make sure you send a copy of your itinerary, which includes your hotel reservation,
flight times, your rough schedule of the day to your family and friends.
6- Pack Light
Don’t pack more than you can carry yourself because you are the one who will look
out for your luggage. You want your luggage to be light and comfortable so that you
can carry it to your two flights or in the corridor of the hotel or public transportation.
7- Don’t forget your portable charger
Find a portable charger for your phone as you will need a charger to keep your
phones and other gadgets charged. It helps you in an emergency when your phone’s
battery starts dying.
8- Go out and enjoy yourself
Traveling solo can be very “selfish.” Traveling with others means making plans with
others. The itinerary you set and all the decisions you make is only yours. You don’t
need to worry about any person or any group. There’s no need to compromise; there
are no arguments, no second thoughts about what others want or need. You are just
downright selfish. To sum up, you should not be scared to set off for a solo journey. Traveling alone at first can be scary, but it is so worth it, and at the end of the day, you will not regret it as it’s much more adventurous and challenging. Traveling alone is the perfect way to challenge yourself to leave your comfort zone. Also, traveling alone makes you more confident. Yes, sometimes you feel lonely, but once you solve that, you will feel more empowered to take on other challenges.
Be near it or far- you can go alone!