Whatever the reason you are travelling alone, it can be difficult to know how to plan your trip. Many types of vacations are geared towards couples or families, so arranging a solo break can be more difficult than it looks. This useful solo travel guide helps to point you in the right direction so that you can enjoy the trip of a lifetime.
Know Your Personality
Do you prefer your own company or the company of others? This is the key to choosing the right solo trip for you. If you need to be part of a crowd, you should choose somewhere where you can speak the language. If communication isn’t going to be an issue, you can feel free to choose somewhere where you can enjoy being immersed in culture or somewhere where people watching is a national pastime.
Where To Stay
Often hotels charge more for a single occupied room, so avoid the expense and instead go for a room rental. Couch surfing is popular these days and is a great way to not only make big savings but of getting to know the local area intimately with the benefit of an experienced local guide.
If you are traveling alone, especially if you are a female traveller, you may find that you attract some unwarranted and unwanted attention. Be prepared and learn how to say no firmly in the local language and don’t be afraid to use it. Just in case you need it, you should keep the local tourist police number to hand, it’ll give you more peace of mind. Of course you should always take the usual precautions too of protecting your valuables and being wary of strangers.
Don’t Be Afraid To Eat Out
Don’t feel obliged to hide away in your room, get out and experience the local cuisine. Don’t worry about taking up a table for two and if you feel like everyone’s looking at you, why not take a book or magazine to avoid attracting attention?