Ever wondered how it would be like or how it would feel like to go travel solo? You get to do whatever you want whenever you want, increase your network, connect with people or would ignore them completely if you want to explore yourself!
To travel on your own terms!! Doesn’t this sound extremely breathtaking? So here I am to tell you about solo travelling tips based on my experiences.
-> UNDERSTANDING SOLO TRAVEL
I find it pretty easy to travel solo once I do a through research on where I am going, what’s my budget, how I am going to save up for it and most importantly how do I add my Happiness in all these factors through my perspective.
->PLAN THE BUDGET
Isn’t it amazing to return from a trip that you’ve travelled on your budget and so that you can start saving for you next trip as soon as you return!
So, for me I consider two major points while I plan for my travel budget i.e. I start with where and how I want to travel, which include things like the stays, whether I eat at a special restaurant or at a small shop, etc. Then I sit and calculate how much the trip will actually cost me. So, once I know if it fits in my budget or not, I Add or Cut things accordingly. So, if the cost exceeds my budget, then I’ll probably shift the dates of my travel in shoulder season and then even if its not making any difference, I’ll save up and then travel a while later.
If you’re travelling a by a flight or flights which might become your biggest expense. In such situations I usually travel on week days where the fares are cheaper compared to weekends.
This expense is everyone’s pleasure point. So, if you plan on having dinner at a special restaurant so plan and book in advance so that you might get cheaper rates or if you can’t fit that in, your budget, consider cooking for yourself as an option or eating street food.
Check the average nightly rates and just multiply it with the number of nights you want to stay. And this is how you can calculate your cost of accommodation. Also, while booking, keep in mind that you will have to book an accommodation that is friendly for solo travelers.
It includes all the cost of activities that you want to do like Boating, Fishing, Kayaking or any activity that the destination provides. Also, you’ll need money for other things like snacks, transit, souvenirs etc. which you are likely to buy over the course of your trip.
One of the compulsory things that should be included in the budget that plan. At first even I thought that its not that essential but later on I learned with my experiences.
If you are visiting some place where you need to be dressed decently, or be fashionable pack only the clothes that you’ll wear, if travelling in winters, give more preferences to winter essentials more. And if packing less clothes is not in your option, you will have to pack Smart.
This is the major concern while travelling solo. You’ll have to protect yourself form every kinds of danger, if you lose something, if someone threatens you, if you get caught in some danger, etc. you’ll have to be very active and alert what you would do in such situations. Stay lowkey with all the expensive things that you carry. Know what ways you are going to use.
-> BE FRIENDLY AND ADAPT THE DESTINATION
If you want to travel alone and not feel left out or lonely, have a smile on your face, that attracts the major attention of people. Be friendly, be kind and approachable, try and go to local shops interact with people be a regular to their shop establish networks, take pictures, make memories, go for a walk, and enjoy yourself.
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