Solo travel is the new norm these days and you might be surprised that a high number of people are travelling solo and equally important is to focus on the point that women too are majority of them. This is a step by step guide to get the most out of your solo trip without worrying too much.
First thing is to get out of your comfort zone and actually take action to begin your solo journey. Many women make their mind for solo travelling but when it comes to executing it, they fail due to various fears. So you need to groom your fears in the right direction. Too much is of no use. Once you have made your mind to actually do it, Next step involves planning. A trip is not that simple especially when your all your own. There are various parameters one has to look onto. It can be financings, safety, place, food, health etc.
Most important is financing your trip. There are many ways where money can be saved. If you are low on cash, you first need to save money by cutting on your luxuries. A self-discipline can be helpful here. Also make a complete planning on how much you need to spend. The major expenses would be Flight tickets, accommodation/hotels, Food and basic expenditure there. Make an elaborative planning for this so that you can enjoy your trip while not spending too much.
Next step is choosing right place – If budget is a constraint and you need to experience hassle free first-time solo trip then South-east Asian cities like Bangkok, Thailand can be preferred. These are relatively solo travelers’ rich cities and don’t require a box full of cash.
Another thing on your mind must be safety issues. Honestly, it’s the first thing but there is enough safety if you follow certain norms. Some of those includes, Wearing and behaving as per the country (Behave like a roman while in Rome). Some countries have a more conservative thinking and ideas so do so accordingly.
Avoid night outs or late night drinking. The less you boast about your presence, less are your chances of messing with anyone. Also avoid late night traveling or alone wandering. Majority of incidents have happened in isolation like abductions and other crimes. Also someone can listen your voice in day time more than that at night.
How to best enjoy solo?
Firstly, you should give yourself a chance to improvise and grow. Growth cannot take place if you are notably surrounded by negative clusters in your brain. Let toxicity be washed off. So, let go of yourself Also channelization of energy is important. Instead of wasting your energy in overthinking, utilize the same on embracing yourself.
Next thing is to get social. By social it means to be open to someone (obviously open doesn’t mean to invest in someone’s business or cross their private space). You will find many same motived women along the way so go and make friends.
Photography can be an issue to some as selfie is the only option but with little research you can find a great no. of tools and gadgets which can solve this issue easily. Blogging can be an alternative thing you can do to share your experiences with other.
We are giving our top 5 recommendations to start your solo trip adventure. They are safe and you can plan before hand to reach here.
Safest country in world. Lowest crimes rate and local Icelandic people can speak pretty fluent English. Good for 1st trip just research about monetary involvements.
Italy (Anywhere) –
Italy is Greek’s epithet and a relatively safe country. There are many places where you can just go and solo and mix with the crowd. Areas like Sicily show Greek architectural sites and labyrinths down the alleys that almost instantly warm you up.
Koh Chang, Thailand –
This particular island is very cheap and less touristy. So, it can be a good beginning. Place is beautiful and can be used for peaceful talks with nature.
New Orleans –
We bet you can’t get bored on this trip. New Orleans love to make a conversation and will keep you busy. Quite safe also.
Sydney or Melbourne, Australasia –
People are again friendly and you can spark off a conversation almost instantly. It’s a good beginning for solo trips.
So be safe and keep travelling! While some negative incidents do take place but so can at your home. Happy Solo tripping!