10 Tips For A Solo Trip.
Last updated on October 28th, 2022 at 08:32 am
Traveling is the spice of life. Wouldn’t you agree? But when we think about taking our first solo trip, things can feel different and overwhelming. Thus, it does take effort and planning. There are not always rainbows and sunshine, sometimes there are last-minute cancellations as well.
Go through this blog and try to inculcate the tips we have mentioned in your first solo trip. It is truly an empowering experience, and we are here to support you with all our might.
After years of experience in the traveling field, we have managed to gather these ten wisdom nuggets. Let’s go through them together.
Fake It Till You Make It
You are making your first solo trip, thus naturally, you feel nervous. Do not show that in your body language. Pretend like this is a piece of cake for you. Keep a confident posture by straightening your shoulders and taking purposeful steps. So, nobody will know the difference.
Try To Blend
Blending in does not mean trying to make yourself invisible. Try to dress the way locals dress up, do not raise your voice, and observe, observe, and observe some more. Just try not to stand out like a sore thumb, so you might catch the attention of the wrong people.
Show Your Pearly White Smile
With the caveat we have already mentioned about wrong people, it is important to believe that not all people are looking to take advantage of foreigners. The world is full of genuine, kind-hearted people. Smile when you pass through locals. They might feel comfortable with you and strike up a conversation.
Always Have A Plan B
Traveling can be daunting especially the first time. Make sure you have the address of your hotel or likewise any other accommodation, tucked somewhere safe.
Always keep your passport with you concealed in a safe pocket, especially when you are switching places frequently. Hide some change in your luggage or your socks for an emergency.
Check Before You Step Out
Going with the flow sounds fun but not when you are in a foreign territory. Check maps, routes, and transport schedules before stepping out. You will feel more prepared to take on the day and will sound confident when asking for directions because you already know the general route. Enjoy more. Freak out less.
Keep Your Friends & Family Informed
Giving a brief idea of your travel itinerary to your friends and family is highly recommended. Travel experts also recommend getting a printout of your passport and mail it to them. We are not saying to inform them about every tiny turn that you make. Just keep them in the loop of the broader route of your journey. They will feel relaxed, and you will feel safer.
This is a tip that works for everyone but is a lifesaver for female solo travelers. You should never be in a situation where you have no idea where you will spend the night. Always make a reservation in advance. Secure two-three places in backup as well. Enquire if your hotel has shuttle or car services to and from the airport.
Travel Light & Take Only The Essentials
It is a piece of universal advice that everyone should travel light. But we would like to add one more thing to it. When you exit your hotel to explore, take only the things you will need. Keep everything else secured in your luggage. Traveling with every gadget you own will only invite scammers and pickpockets.
Explore And Then Explore Some More
You took a major decision of traveling solo. It is a bold decision especially if it’s your first time. Do not let this opportunity of exploring go to waste by sitting in front of your laptop or curled up in your hotel room. Go wander the streets, meet locals, have all the experiences you deserve to have. Go as far as getting lost! But do not stop yourself from exploring just because you feel scared.
Breathe In… Breathe Out
The ultimate goal of making a trip is to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Do not rob yourself of this simple feeling. You have already taken the most difficult step. Now all you have to do is sit back and let life unfold itself. Remember! Inhale… Exhale… That’s it. You are doing amazing.
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