Traveling alone is a wonderful adventure that we encourage everyone to do at some point in their life. If you don’t, then you are going to be missing out on an awesome opportunity to experience new things for yourself, be free, and do something that a lot of people never get the chance to do. But, you’ve got to make sure that you know this important information before you get on that plane or whatever mode of transportation you are using. In this article, we’re going to be looking at some of this advice, so keep reading if you want to know more.
One of the things that you must do before you travel alone is to make sure that you are staying safe. Take the necessary precautions to ensure that you are being as safe as possible on your next adventure. When you travel in a group you don’t always have to be so aware of your surrounding environment. But if you are traveling solo you only have yourself to rely on.
One thing that you should always do is carry a first aid kit with you, even if it makes you feel a little bit silly. You never know when you’re going to need it, or when you are going to be injured so it’s always handy to have with you. Don’t believe me? Take a read of this post from when I was traveling in Guatemala!
As well as this, you should always trust your intuition. If something doesn’t feel quite right, it probably isn’t so make sure that you listen to your gut and head in the opposite direction. Never do something that you aren’t comfortable with just because you think you should. This is especially true if you are on your own.
Have Travel Insurance
The next thing that I strongly advise is that you always have travel insurance. Again, something could always go wrong, and you don’t want to be left in a situation that you have no idea how to handle. You don’t want to end up stuck in a foreign location without a way to get home because something has gone wrong.
Likewise, you don’t want to end up injured or sick in a country and not be able to afford medical care because you didn’t book travel insurance. I’m not trying to scare you off traveling alone, but there are so many things that could go wrong even when traveling with others that you need to make sure you’re covered.
Always Stay In Contact
Finally, you should always stay in contact with at least one person back home. Everyone needs to know that you are safe, that you booked luggage storage for the days that you’re not in a hotel, so you don’t lose your items, and that everything is going okay. Even if it’s just a quick text or video call to tell everyone back there that everything is fine, this is enough. You don’t want anyone to worry about you, so you’ve got to keep in contact.
I hope that you have found this article helpful, and have a fantastic time, but make sure that you are following this advice, so everyone knows you are safe! Ps, if you are planning for your first solo trip then grab a copy of my book before you go!