If one wants to retire from their daily schedule and finally decide to embark on their first solo journey, a lot of questions come to mind. Here are some tips that can help you get an idea to plan a solo trip.
1. Decide on your budget
The first thing you need to decide on your solo trip is your budget. You need to know how many days you plan to travel, and you need to decide your budget accordingly. You need to carry extra cash with you so that it is safe because you never know when you will need it.
2. Decide on your destination to travel
Select your destination according to your budget. You should read about where you are going. You need to be aware of the costs of the places you plan. You have to mingle with the locals of the place. So it will be easy to talk to people there and they will help you in the right way if you get lost in that place.
3. Let your friends and family know where you are going
Tell someone about where you plan to travel. Send a copy of the travel document to your family and a map of the place. This can help you wherever you are.
4. Carry what you need
Do not carry heavy or unwanted items. You should pick up minimal things that are useful for travel such as torch, water bottle, pair of clothes, pair of shoes, camera. So it will be easier to explore the backpack and carry areas without getting tired.
5. Prepare a map
Making a map, makes it easier to find new places. We can also indicate important places to visit on the map. This will help you to find out about other places in the area. So making a map is an important part of a solo journey.
6. Get some information about the place
You need to know where you are going. You must have knowledge of places like food, culture, lifestyle and their language. You need to know about them so that your journey is much easier.
7. Sign up already
Don’t keep your plans for the last time. Be prepared to reserve tickets in advance. Lack of confirmation or the lack of seats to book tickets can make your trip a final moment booking. So be prepared for it by post booking.
Trust is an important part of any journey, and there will be many challenges we face when traveling. So we have to rely on ourselves to overcome those challenges and enjoy the journey.
9. Enjoy the moments
The best part of your journey is to enjoy every moment of it. Forget about yourself, live your daily routine for the moment you came, make memories, document your journey and follow the traveller.
So for me these are just some tips for planning your first solo trip and creating memories in unknown places with unknown people.