It doesn’t matter how painfully uncomfortable the word “Alone” sounds: it doesn’t always mean lonely. Look at it this way. When you’re alone you’re your own boss; you get to do whatever you like, eat and go wherever you want, and all of this without having to deal with someone else. We think the adjective you’re actually looking for is “Free”. So here’s a 5 tips list to every solo traveler out there.
Book yourself where you can make friends
The best part about travelling alone is the fact that you get to meet new people. Choose to stay in a convenient neighborhood, somewhere super clean, with jolly company and the luxury mushiness of being in a completely new universe!
Bid adieu to your introvert self
Not that you have to be a dream-like muse and charm your way through friendship, but a regular jumbled word mixture would do. Share your experiences, your culture, and your story. Invariably, you will find sanity in one or another group. Or maybe just a pleasant distraction.
Research. Read. Know.
Being impulsive and spontaneous is great – and we’re not hinting at making a rock solid itinerary – but you need to do your homework before you get there. While you wait to board your flight, carpe diem: read up on the city you’re visiting. Check out what it has to offer, the must-see places and things to do. Reading a lot of reviews is great, because it puts people and their experiences before blatant advertising.
Weigh your interests
It’s not always necessary to do what the Internet calls ‘must visit/do’ in the city. If you’re a foodie, look out for a food tour rather than just torturing yourself through timely tales of medieval history. Remember: the experience you enjoy the most will be permanently etched in your memory and personality. No kidding.
Live a little
One notable thing when people take vacations is the urge to do everything. Not only does that turn out to be a riotous experience that leaves you more famished than you were before the holiday; also, it seeds a sense of regret for the things you couldn’t conquer. So just let it go.
It’s okay if you miss out on a cathedral or a night market. It is completely acceptable. You’ve seen plenty, experienced plenty and maybe, for all you know, it wasn’t meant to be. Or, you can always go back there to tick it off your bucket list once and for all.
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And when it is all over, this experience will be an eclipse that will shape you as a person and make you who you are. So travel, move, get out of your comfort zone. And thank us later.