Solo Travel Tips and Tricks
Traveling solo? You reeaallyyy need to know about these solo travel tips and tricks before leaving home. Solo travel is full of fun and adventures, although sometimes things don’t turn out as expected. So I hope some of my solo travel tips and tricks can help you overcome some situations that travelers generally face during their (alone) time away from home.
1. Pack less and travel light
Only pack the essentials, buy the less-needed stuff on the go. Sometimes you end up not using the less-needed stuff even once.. and there will be no one to help you with that extra weight, so it’s a better idea to buy it as you go when you need it.
Pick a bar/restaurant/café and visit it daily. The staff and other regular visitors will start to recognize you and you can make temporary friends. This will also help you in getting insider local advises and tips.
3. Useful information
Always keep useful information such as address, phone number etc. of the place where you’re staying at just in case you ever forget. Store this information on your phone or on a piece of paper and always carry it with yourself so you don’t have any problem asking your way around.
4. Travel apps
Download these travel apps to travel solo with ease.
5. Group tours
Sign up for group tours to meet other people. You might find people with something in common.. and believe me that’s all you need to break the ice.
6. Stay connected
Download Skype/Viber/WhatsApp etc. to stay in touch with friends and family. Very useful when you feel lonely and just want to talk with someone you know.
7. Don’t be shy
Ask people questions or just ask them to take a picture of yours. You can learn a lot about the place from locals, things like you can’t even find on the internet.
8. Taking pictures
Don’t always want to ask others to take pictures? Get a GoPro. You can capture a LOT in one frame and GoPro photos are 200% cooler than photos taken from a normal camera. See why GoPro is the ultimate camera for travel photography.
Avoid fast food if you don’t like dining alone. Go to a café or a bar where the atmosphere is more laid back and chilled, making it easier for you to meet new people.
Do you have any solo travel tips & tricks? Share them with me and the readers!