For some reason, everyone thinks that traveling solo is taboo. It’s not as bad as you might think. In fact, you can have a lot of fun traveling by yourself, especially if you know what to do and how to enjoy yourself. Here are a couple of tips to help make your next solo trip an overwhelming success.
You want to make sure you plan your trip out ahead of time. This includes having a list of activities you want to make sure you take part in. This can be made easier by selecting the top weather app in your app store. WeatherBug is the best radar app and provides a “radar for my location” feature that keeps you ahead of the weather.
When you go out to eat, select either outdoor café’s or restaurants that have counter seats or booths. Booths give you more privacy, while counter seats let you strike up conversations with the staff and other single dining patrons.
When you travel solo you have to watch out for single supplement conditions. Many hotels, cruise lines and tour groups will add on an extra 50 to 100% of the cost to the end of your bill. You can contact customer service and see what kind of options they have for avoiding the single supplement condition.
When traveling alone, make sure you select a hotel that has a 24-hour front desk. If you are going out at night, make sure you stick to public, well-lit areas. You also should carry accurate identification, in multiple places just in case one gets lost or stolen. Read more safety tips here.
When you are traveling solo, you can’t stop and relax anytime you start to feel burnt out. You don’t often have that luxury when you are traveling with someone else. When you need a break, kick back and relax in your room and watch a little TV. If you’re traveling overseas, locate a couple of expat bars and have a drink with a couple of familiar faces. This is especially helpful if you are on a long trip and start to get homesick.