For people who have never traveled alone and want to travel alone but they are afraid because of the first time. So this article is only for you. Solo travel can be the ultimate fun in solo traveling; you can rest when you want and pour it on when you’re feeling ambitious. Another benefit is that your mistakes are your own, and your triumphs all the more exciting. Traveling alone gives you the chance to indulge yourself fully. After traveling alone you learn how to enjoy your own company.
Of course, solo travelling has some disadvantages too—such as safety concerns, loneliness, and the dreaded single supplement. But a little preparation and common sense can save you money and get you through the rough spots.
How To Be A Successful Solo Traveller
There is nothing more exciting than going on the solo travelling trip. It’s a feeling of freedom that gives you the desire to embrace the entire world at once. Recent surveys revealed that more than 20% of tourists went traveling alone the last time they were on a vacation. This is the rising trend in global tourism and we will give you 5 useful tips for the solo traveler.
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Tips to become a successful solo traveller
So let’s start with some steps which will help you to travel alone.
1) Learn Little about culture
Firstly decide the place where you want to go (eg Rome, Hawaii, Goa etc). Make sure you did enough research about that place like, how to reach there, what are the things which are famous there etc. To prevent harassment, physical violence, even arrest, do a little research and dress for the culture you are visiting. Learn a few language basics – invaluable.
Meeting people and asking for assistance – and pay attention to forbidden gesture rules. For example, the well-known ‘OK’ finger sign has a very different meaning in Brazil. Germany and the classic ‘V’ sign could land you in a fight in Italy or England.
2) Keep control of your belongings
These time crimes are increasing day by day so there is a risk of getting your language stolen by a thief. When times are economically tough – travelers make easy targets for crime. So To stay safe from all these crimes follow these steps :
* Keep your luggage near you.
* If you have to put your bag or backpack down, put it on the ground between your feet (stepping on through a strap is a great idea).
3. Choose your transportation carefully and stay awake
Choose the transport facilities like train, bus, flight according to your journey distance. Once you’re in the taxi, bus, or other vehicles, don’t fall asleep on the ride. As tempting as it is to party all night and catch up on your rest on the trip, you could very well wake up with nothing left. If you have to catch some shut-eye, secure your belongings with cable locks and hope no one comes along with a cutting tool.
4. Connect with others cautiously
Many peoples you meet in trip will have good nature and they don’t have any intention to talk with you but there are also some strangers who want to gather information from you so be careful from them.
In most cases, keep your travel plans, where you’re staying, where you’re headed next, etc. to yourself. Definitely keep the fact that you’re traveling alone to yourself, and if asked, make up a story about a fellow traveler.
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That said, meeting the locals and other travelers are one of the best things about travel and sharing stories and info on the favorite sights, hidden restaurants, and places only the locals know is a great way to truly experience the place you are visiting. Plus, sometimes, a fellow traveler is the best one to have your back. So share, but do it with a little caution.
5. Trust someone with where you’re going and when you’ll be back
When you’re traveling alone, no one is waiting for you to return or show up at dinner on time. If you are staying in a hotel then, let them know your plans for the day. In some cases, a fellow traveler you trust can fill this role – especially if you do the same for them and you’re meeting later on.
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At the very least, let someone back home know and check in with them by email or text when you return. It’s a great idea to check in occasionally with someone back home anyway, and this is one method of accomplishing both.
Bonus tip: Have adequate travel insurance
Insurance is must no matter whether you traveling alone or with family. Insurance will cover your trip and helps you to prevent expenses damages or any medical claim.
So, hopefully, these steps will help you on your solo trip and best of the luck for your trip.