For many, traveling alone is an unthinkable idea. We all indeed like to share the experience with family or friends, but being single is not an excuse to miss the opportunity to see the world.
Traveling without a company is not synonymous with boredom. Contrary to what many believe, moving around other cities alone has its advantages: you do what you want without asking anyone else’s opinion, you improve the ability to solve problems on your own, it gives you time to reflect, it helps you overcome fears and free you from worry. If the pros have convinced you of traveling only with the company of your suitcase, we offer you some recommendations to enjoy the experience to the fullest.
1. Your safety above all
One of the main reasons that people do not dare to travel alone is the fear that something will happen to them. However, taking precautions reduces these risks, and you can have a unique experience. Find out where you are going to travel, its dangerous areas, emergency telephones. Also, scan your passport and travel documents and have them in the cloud so that if you get lost, you can make copies without a problem. Inform your family and friends where you are going to stay and the places you are going to visit.
2. Take tours and cookery or local language courses
They are a great way to learn about the culture of the place you visit, and also to meet other single travelers like you.
3. Take advantage of technology
When traveling, your cell phone is not only perfect for taking photos. It is your main tool since, in it, you can download the maps of the places you are going to visit, use applications to translate signs, notices, menus, and even your own voice.