I myself love travelling on my own. Though I, of course, can’t deny that it’s sometimes really nice to have a companion with you. However, today’s post is all about travelling alone, on what to do and what not to do. So, let me give you some tips! From a lone traveller to another love traveller!
No one can deny the fact that travelling alone has many advantages. Which ones? Well, choosing your own destination for a vacation, no compromising needed. You only need to take care of yourself with your own wants and needs. Not only will you have the trip you want, you’ll also learn a lot about yourself. Plus, the list goes on and on: you’ll get out of your comfort zone, which makes you more confident. You have to rely on yourself and learn to trust yourself and your intuition. And also, these small perks: eat whatever you want, sleep as long as you want, order room service whenever you please, visit the hotspots you want to visit and shop for as long as you want. Or, when you’re out of money of course.
Tips before you leave
- If this will be your first time doing something on your own, make sure to start with something small. Go out for lunch on your own or go by train to an unknown destination.
- Remind yourself that you don’t need to travel to the other side of the world. You can also go for a long weekend trip to Spain or Greece.
- Pick a destination that appeals to you. It sounds logical, but when you want to go to a tropical destination, is that because you find the country/the culture/nature/the atmosphere appeals to you, or because it looks so beautiful on that influencer’s Instagram? Sure, you can pick your destination with some gambling, but when you travel alone, it’s much safer and nicer to pick a destination that feels good and trusted.
- Check Facebook groups and online websites for your destination. It has lots and lots of tips and experiences written by other travellers. Who knows, you might meet someone who’s planning on going there on the same days as you! Though, be aware of scams! Not everyone can be trusted. Make sure to facetime first before meeting up. And when you meet, do it somewhere with witnesses!
Tips on your destination
- Take good care of your money. You’re travelling all alone and can’t rely on anyone else to buy you something. Also, you won’t have immediate excess to money send to you. It’s mainly because of the internet connection since you’re in a different country.
- Also, don’t have too much money on you. When travelling alone, you’re an easy target for pickpocketers. Also, don’t bring any expensive gear with you, such as cameras. Or when you do, make sure you stay among the citizens and not go wandering off on your own to take photos. And don’t ask anyone to take a photo of you!
- Don’t act tough. If you don’t feel ‘chill’ about something, you can call someone to talk with. Also, you can try to find travellers you met on the plane or in those earlier mentioned groups to hang out with. Or, worst-case scenario, go back home. Don’t push yourself over your own boundaries. Why? Because a lot can go wrong when you do and you want it to be a positive experience, right?
- Dare to trust your intuition. If something doesn’t feel right, you shouldn’t do it. Your gut feeling is (most of the time) always right.
Have you ever travelled alone? Or are you planning on doing so?
Love, Deem ❤
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