Thinking of taking a solo trip? Each year more and more people take the leap and go on their first solo adventure.
Making the decision to travel solo often isn’t an easy one. Many people are put off by their family and friends or just worry about safety. In this post, I have rounded up 17 of my faviourite travel bloggers to offer those new to olo travel a little Inspiration. So here is some advice for your first solo trip from 17 travel bloggers to inspire you to take your first solo trip.
Advice for your first solo trip from 17 travel bloggers
Traveling alone is one of the most liberating things you can do for yourself. To me it meant confronting fears and anxieties – turns out meeting strangers isn’t scary after all! I found myself more open and approachable while on a solo trip, and it resulted in really memorable experiences.
Ana – World Untamed
Svetlana – The Stylish Voyager
Trisha Velarmino – P.S. I’m On My Way
If you want to step outside your comfort zone and see what you’re made of, then solo travel is for you. Try it, you might surprise yourself!
Be curious – curious about the different people you’ll encounter, the different places and sights you’ll see, and the different cultures and customs you’ll experience. You’ll get the most out of your travels this way, I promise.
Diana – MVMT Blog
When you’re approaching someone to start talking with, make your accent as neutral as possible and speak slowly. If people can understand you from the get go, generating conversation is a lot easier.
Jub – Tiki Touring Kiwi
If you’re thinking of going, just go. Regret is way worse than fear. This should tell you everything you need to know: I left on a six-month trip. Next month I’ll have been gone three years. I don’t think I’m halfway through my trip yet.
Nathan – Foodie Flashpacker
Going away on your own takes a lot of courage but it is also very rewarding. You are your own boss, you can go with the flow and not care what everybody else thinks. You learn how to be alone, learn things about yourself and how to trust yourself – it will boost your confidence. Re-invent yourself and go on a solo adventure.
Eve – Evas Foot Prints
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Think good thoughts! If you’re familiar with the Law of Attraction, you know that thoughts help create your experiences. Visualize yourself enjoying that solo trip and meeting all sorts of people.
Katherine – Tara Lets Anywhere
Alison – Eternal Arrival
Michael – Round The World Guys
Heather – Wanderlust Wayfarer
Sally – Travel Blog Squad
Alison – Inspired Wanderess
And my advice?
Make a plan, but stay flexible. You never know what opportunities might present themselves on the road. I like to book my first nights accommodation so I know where I’m going from the airport. But I’ve booked too many places that have been in the wrong area or just not been very nice. This way you aren’t tied down and can move on once you decide the best place to be.
Claire – Claire’s Itchy Feet
Looking for more solo travel inspiration?
Inspirational Solo Female Travellers | Michelle Hardman
I never travel anywhere without Travel Insurance. If you are looking for insurance be sure to check World Nomads first.
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Book your trip now
Are you ready to book your trip? To help you get the best deals and service here are the companies that I personally use to book all of my travel online. I always shop around before booking anything, but these are my tried and tested starting places.
- Skyscanner – I’m a bit fan of Skyscanner, it is who I use to book all of my flights. I often will check other like Google Flights or Momodo, but I always go here first and it is who I book 99% of my flights with.
- Booking.com – I LOVE booking.com especially when I can book and cancel free up until a certain point, mostly because my plans are forever changing. It’s easy to use and has one of the widest selections.
- Airbnb – I’m not a huge user of Airbnb, but sometimes I do like to use it, and I ALWAYS check it before I book anything else. You can get some really cool places to stay here, and it is especially good in places like Cuba. If you don’t have an account and you click on this link then you will get $36 off your first booking.
- Hostelworld – If you are looking for hostels then this is a great place to check first. They often have additional places that you won’t find on Bookin.com.
- Agoda – Although I don’t use it as much as booking.com, Agonda is especially good if you are traveling in Asia as they really do dominate there.
- Worldpackers – If you want to travel on the cheap and save money on accommodation then you need Worldpackers in your life. You can read more about it here. If you click this link to sign up and use the code CLAIRESITCHYFEET then you can get a 40% discount on your membership!
- Book a Way – If you are traveling in Asia and want to pre-book your transportation then bookaway.com is a fantastic site to do so. They have buses, trains, and cars.
- RentalCars – Looking to rent a. car while you are away? I always book through Rental Cars as they do a search of all of the big sites and find the best deals.
- Welcome Pickups – Very occasionally getting from the airport to my accommodation is a total pain in the butt, or I’m traveling in a group and it makes sense to arrange a pickup. When I do I use Welcome pickups.
- World Nomads – If you are looking for flexible travel insurance then it’s World Nomads all the way. I wrote all about insurance here if you want a more thorough review.
- SafetyWing – AsI’m a Digital Nomad and not moving around quite so much anymore I personally use SafetyWing now for my health insurance. I wrote a full review here.
- Viatour – Sometimes it can be a little expensive, but I like Viatour for somethings, especially if you can get a discount code! It’s also great for inspiration.
- Klook – If you are traveling in Asia, then Klook is great! You can book all kinds of tours, activities, and train tickets, plus they even have sim cards and WiFi.