Taking a solo tour can be challenging, but empowering. It isn’t always possible to find friends or relatives who are able to travel with you and this certainly shouldn’t stop you from going where you want and exploring the parts of the world that you’ve dreamt of. Once you’ve picked your destination or destinations, it’s time to nail down the details and make your itinerary and final plans. So, here’s giving you 10 Tips If You’re Taking A Solo Tour.
1. Confidence! Wear it as an armour.
The most important thing you need to keep in mind while taking a solo tour, your expressions show! And, if you’re not confident enough to travel on your own, people will take advantage of that. If you’re having trouble with catching up on your confidence, fake it! Yes, you heard me right. Fake it, until you make it. Remember, nobody starts as a kickass solo traveller, so take your time. Blend in. Have confidence. Eat. Travel. Enjoy.
2. Know Your Budget & Decide On Your Destination
Make sure to make a budget & stick to it as much as possible. Decide on your destination beforehand to avoid confusion. Planning a trip to your dream destination is great motivation to follow through with your plan and actually take that trip. Planning things out will help you feel more in control. Research your destinations, so you know what part of town you would be staying and book your accommodation in advance.
3. Smile Please!
Blending in doesn’t necessarily mean you need to wear, eat and look like them. It means you are more open to people, their culture, local cuisines and be your friendliest self. This requires you to smile. Everybody likes a smiling face. You can use it to start conversations, ask for directions and appreciate their culture. Whatever the reason might be, a smile can go a long way.
4. Leave Behind Your Comfort Zone.
Travel doesn’t become an adventure until you leave yourself behind. Once you have decided where you want to go, try to be more open to things. Step out of your comfort zone and explore different locations. Try new food, meet new people & strike up conversations. Anyway, always be aware of your surroundings. If you feel uncomfortable, turn around. If you feel like someone is following you, go into a shop or restaurant where there will be other people around. But please remember, things like this rarely happen, so try not to be paranoid.
5. Have Stories To Tell, Not Stuffs To Show.
Remember to take time for yourself to make some amazing memories. Your eyeballs should be looking at everything, but our phone. Trust your instincts. Get to know yourself. For the solo traveller, it is important to rejuvenate and refresh so that you’re ready to go for the next big activity. Bring back a bucket full of memories to share with your family & friends.