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Solo travel is infectious. Once you’ve caught the bug, it’s impossible to shake it off! If you’ve never travelled independently before, here are our top tips to take with you on your solo holiday to help you make the most of every moment.
Choose the right destination
It might seem obvious, but the type of holiday and destination you choose can have a huge impact on your solo travel experience.
Think carefully before you book your trip about what you want to get out of your solo holiday. Remember, the beauty of travelling alone is that this decision is yours – and yours alone!
If nerves settle in, some people might find it comforting to choose an active holiday where they know they’ll be kept busy, while others may prefer a relaxing break on the beach.
Travelled on your own before? You know the drill, so choose a destination
that excites you and enjoy the ride!
Try not to overthink
So you’ve made your decision. Now it’s time to look forward to your trip!
Overthinking will be your worst enemy from here: if you’ve never travelled solo before it’s easy to fall into a spiral of worry. The best way to ease any anxiety is to banish any expectations
. Try not to fret about what could go wrong, and focus instead on all the proven benefits of travelling solo
The less time you spend worrying beforehand, the more time you’ll have to prepare for the important things: like packing, planning your excursions and looking forward to your holiday!
Start saying YES
Bored of travelling with the same people and doing the same old things? Travelling solo is your chance to switch things up a little, so go on, be spontaneous and try something you wouldn’t normally do!
Whether that’s tackling a black slope, striking up a conversation with a stranger or dining at a restaurant by yourself, stepping out of your comfort zone to do something different is a great way or reminding yourself that you can do anything you set your mind to.
Travelling alone doesn’t mean you’ll be lonely. In fact, solo travellers usually find it easier to connect and bond with both locals and fellow travellers alike.
If you want to get the most out of your solo holiday, be sociable and get involved with the people and activities happening around you.
Remember though: the best thing about travelling alone is that you get to decide what to do and when to do it, all without having to coordinate or cater to anyone else. This means that you can have the best of both worlds; spend a few days being sociable followed by a whole day dedicated to yourself, with only a best-seller to keep you company.
Relax and go with the flow
Most importantly, enjoy your holiday. Instead of worrying about that thing you said at dinner or how you’re going to spend your day tomorrow, take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the company of your fellow travellers.
Solo travel is an experience you’ll never forget or regret, teaching you things about yourself that you’d never learn when travelling with people you know.
It’s a big old world out there – so get out there and experience it in its fullest!
Inspired to begin your very own solo travel adventure?