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Tips For Solo Traveler


Traveling alone is seems strange. What happens if you get stranded somewhere? Can you go out for sightseeing alone? Won't it feel weird to eat in a restaurant alone?What do I do if I get sick? What if I am attacked by bandits? What will I do if all my belongings are stolen? Or did my car get punctured?

Whenever I planned Solo Traveling, I felt above all this and because of this I have never been able to go to any place but I love traveling and I have some friends and they are all very busy in their lives and do not have time , if they have time then they like to go with their family which is also right.

So one day I thought that if I am afraid to travel alone, I will never be able to explore the world and will tarnish my dreams. Then I decided that I would go on the trip alone, but friends you would not believe that from that day until today I have been traveling almost alone and I never realized the worries that I had thought before and I really love it.

Maybe my plan plays an important role, friends. I am going to share some tips for solo traveling with you, it will definitely help you.


 

Explore the place

On the Internet and YouTube that you want to visit and do your homework for it, such as how many days are enough? How much money do you want? How much baggage to take? etc.

 

Accommodation

Depending on your number of days, first look for a good hotel or hostel and make an online booking, and include food so that you don't have to worry about food and shelter if you lose your wallet or you run out of cash. Always prefer hotel or hostel based on user ratings.

 

For a first-time solo traveler,

I suggest not going with your private vehicle, for the first few trips, please prefer going by public or private transport. Such as flight, train, bus, taxi, etc.Book online for that.

 

Tour Guide

According to me, if you want to explore that place in a real way and don't want to leave anything, please like to book a local certified guide of that place and the guide will help you in exploring and will always be with you and he will educate you about a historical and natural notion. Nowadays it is easy to book an online guide.

 

Get travel insurance

Take travel insurance, which should cover all the basic things like medical, theft, lost luggage, and emergency.

 

Early to Rise and Early to Bed

Wake up early, enjoy a leisurely breakfast (when all the good stuff is still available on the hotel buffet) and head out for parks, museums, and other daytime-only activities. If you pack your day full enough, you'll be ready for bed by 9 pm.

 

Enjoy local foods

I like to enjoy local foods because food and cloth are two things through which you can understand the local culture.

 

Capture photos

Capture photos of everything you want to capture, even if it is strange little details about a place that gives structure to your day. This is a great way to reminisce after your solo travel adventure and remember what you have achieved.

 

Prepare a checklist

A detailed list of everything you need for your next trip. like

  1. Prepare a day-to-day itinerary

  2. Check your passport expiry date

  3. Apply for visas if applicable

  4. Book your flights

  5. Buy travel insurance

  6. Print your tickets and insurance

  7. Carry you photo ID proof and a copy

  8. Book your accommodation

  9. Check-in online for your flight

  10. Buy an international SIM card or activate international roaming

  11. If you are going to drive in another country, get an international license.

  12. Mail yourself the soft copies of all important documents.

  13. Prepare a list of emergency phone numbers and carry in your wallet.

  14. Keep cash , for foreign keep some local currency.

  15. Carry international credit cards and international debit cards

  16. Stock up regular medication.

  17. Charge all your electric equipment before you leave.

  18. Pack chargers for camera, phone, e-reader, laptop and tablet.

  19. Rain wear or thermal wear as per weather.

  20. Sunglasses

 

Don’t Ignore

Sometimes, especially in more hospitable and foreigner-fascinated cultures, the attention you get traveling solo can be a little intense. Learn how to say "no, thank you" in the local language, as well as "absolutely not" – plus the local nonverbal gesture for "no", which is often more effective than both

 
Also have local help numbers, such as the tourist police, programmed in your phone. You'll probably never need them, but just knowing you have them can give you the confidence to deal with awkward situations.
 

Be yourself. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it.

 

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