First Time Solo Travel

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Traveling alone can be a fun and exciting experience. It can also be dangerous if not prepare in advance. With the proper planning, you can enjoy yourself during the lonely journey, and make your travel memorable.
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1. Prepare for your trip

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Think about all the places you want to go, the food you want to eat, and the activities you want to do. If you don’t want to miss anything or run out of money on the way, identify the possibilities of budget and start setting the agenda.

Research the best airports that can fly to your destination and the competitive ticket prices between different airlines. After landing, make sure you know how to navigate from the airport to your accommodation.

Book your accommodation in advance will help you avoid high costs and signs of “no vacancies”. As a solo traveler, you may have many options to choose. If you have a limited budget, you can choose affordable apartment rentals and hotels. Also make sure you know the price of items like food and toiletries so you can budget appropriately..

Find out what the weather is usually like during your visit so you can pack the right clothes. Try to pack your items in a bag that can be easily carried, it will reduce the hassle of flight and transportation. Do not carry any expensive items that may be stolen.

2. Stay Safe During Your Trip

It is always best to ensure that someone knows your location when traveling alone. Choose a friend or family member to provide a copy of your agenda, passport, ID, insurance card, emergency contact information, and other important information. Schedule regular phone calls with them, so they know you’re OK.

Back up all important documents and files. Make sure you have a copy of your passport, ticket, identification and emergency contacts. Your phone may not be available in other countries, so make sure to back up your phone before you leave, and save all important messages to your device avoid that you can’t find the internet.

Acting like a local will not get your attention. Lock up your property to protect them. If you have any valuable electronics or jewelry, don’t take them with you. Most hotel offers lockers, just lock them in a safe place.

3.Enjoy your trip


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Sign up for a local tour to get acquainted with the city. Whether you are interested in art, history, architecture or music , tour group can be a great way to meet travelers who may also be looking for a company. Keep a photo diary to remember every moment on the way. Consider keeping a blog so that your friends and family can follow up on your trip.