What to Know Before Travelling Solo

by Auto Europe International Car Rental Broker

Travelling solo is becoming more and more popular over the past few years. Now, many of us are packing our bags and travelling around the world whilst we can. Not to mention the fact that it can be really cheap, with airfares between European Countries costing as little as £10 per flight.

However, to some, it can feel very stressful. Venturing out of your comfort zone into the great unknown is certainly terrifying. But it’s a leap you should definitely take, as solo travel can help define who you are and change your outlook on life. That’s why in this post, we’re going to tell you some things you should do and know before going on a solo trip.

What to Know Before Travelling Solo

I packed up for my first solo venture not too long ago, taking myself to London for 3 weeks. It was an amazing trip and I made a lot of friends, who I am definitely planning to see again in the future! After that trip, I feel like I know enough to provide you with some tips and information:

1. Prepare an Itinerary

Whilst travelling solo, if you choose to stay in hostels, there is a good chance you’ll meet new people to travel around and explore with. However, if you’re truly going alone, then you’re probably best sorting an itinerary. You will have a lot of down-time where you might be left to your thoughts. This is either a good time to relax and take out a book, or find activities to partake in. Check the city you’re staying in to see what you can do to ensure you don’t get bored.

2. If you want to be social 

If you don’t want to have some off time, look into booking a hostel that has a party/social atmosphere, as they often have events going on at all times. You will meet people in your bunk room, people at the bar, people on free walking tours etc. There are also websites that exist which allow you to find travel partners before setting off, so you have someone waiting for you.

3. Know that people are going to worry

Stay Safe While Travelling SoloYour friends and family are going to be worried about you (they always are unfortunately). Not many people seem to realise that not everywhere other than your own country is a dangerous place. Times have changed, and many of us are ready to see the world solo. Expect to get constant phone calls and text messages. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be cautious though, send updates to whomever necessary on your whereabouts so they know you’re safe.

4. You might have to make the first move

A lot of people travelling want to meet new people wherever they are. This is a lot easier if you’re in a hostel, but don’t expect people to just approach you. Sometimes, you have to make the first move. With your common interests, you can ask others where they are from, what they’re doing in the place you’re at etc.

5. Know your location

Finally, make sure you know about the city/location you’re visiting. One thing I didn’t expect was how expensive things in London where going to be. There were just so many attractions I wanted to do and places I wanted to eat at that I almost went broke!

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