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
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Svetlana – The Stylish Voyager
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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!
Tom – The Travelling Tom
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
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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
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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?
Traveling solo in New York City | How to make friends in NYC
What I Learned Traveling Solo in Colombia as a Woman
What It’s Really Like Traveling Solo in Cuba as a Woman
Solo travel in the Philippines
3 Personal Safety Tips for a Solo Female Traveler
Safety Advice for Solo Female Travelers in Guatemala
How solo travel helped me overcome my fears
Inspirational Solo Female Travellers | Michelle Hardman
Staying Safe While Traveling Solo | Top Tips From 8 travel bloggers
5 things not to say to a girl who travels solo
How to stay safe as a solo female traveler
to be Culturally Respectful When Traveling Solo
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This post was proofread by Grammarly
Saturday 7th of January 2017
Tara Let's quote hit me up hard. I would love to travel solo because I control my time and everything!
xoxo, Julia Antoinette https://juliaantoinette.com
luxurybackpacking | Emma
Friday 6th of January 2017
These are some really inspirational travel blogs for solo travel this year! I know many people are scared/wary of travelling solo, and these blogs will give those travellers inscription and motivation to take the leap and go for it! Thanks for this post :)
Thursday 5th of January 2017
Very inspiring collection of advice. I especially agree with Katherine from Tara Lets Anywhere about the Law of Attraction. (although not only with respect to solo travel...) :D
Wednesday 4th of January 2017
Thanks for this post Claire... you just made my feet more itchy as well :) but I don't want to find a cure for it :))) More travel or solo travel to all of us this year...
Thelittlelai: Beyond limits
Wednesday 4th of January 2017
This is such an inspiring blog post. I've been backpacking around my beautiful country, the Philippines for almost 2 years now and just like them, I really enjoy and have learned a lot as well along the way. They're truly an inspiration for me and would still see myself backpacking around my country and hopefully outside the Philippines in the near future as well. I'm learning a lot from their travel experiences.