Few people feel confident or comfortable enough to take a solo vacation, but the option is becoming more and more convenient recently, as there has been a strong uptick in travel and accommodations deals extended to individuals willing to travel solo. In order to pull off a lone trip, there are a few things individuals can do to ensure success. First, preparation is critical. Solo vacationers should also avoid stopping at any traditional tourist trap areas during their trip. Make sure to plan your trip at the optimum time, and do not limit yourself to a strict, set itinerary. Finally, before visiting, try to learn some of the local vocabulary.
- Do your homework and research things in the area you want to see, talk to locals and ask, they usually know all the good spots.
- avoid guided tours, as most gps and even public transportation officials can get you there.
- when traveling alone, let the experience guide you and not a strict timeline
“It takes a lot for some people to become comfortable with themselves, much less travel alone.”