Y’all, I’m dying to get out of the house. These last two years have been so stressful; I just want to get out and explore the world. The pandemic has taught us there’s no time to wait! I’ve also decided that I want to go somewhere on my own. So, for the past few weeks I’ve been doing some research on what it’ll take for me to do that. Now, I want to share my three essential tips for beginner solo travelers with y’all. The world is waiting, people!
Plan, Plan, Plan
Admittedly, I’m not the world’s best planner. It’s not very fun to get organized; I’d rather be out doing things. However, I know I need to plan if I want to go out on my own. First, I’ll lay out where I want to go and figure out what attractions I want to see. Then, I’ll think about the dreaded budget. There’s no need to spend thousands of dollars to have fun. I know I can still have a blast, regardless of how much cash I have on me! However, I should still plan out how much I’m going to bring.
I’ll admit, my number one trepidation about traveling alone is that I won’t be safe. For this reason, I developed a bulletproof safety plan that’ll ensure I’m protected throughout my trip. For starters, I’m going to let my loved ones know where I’m at 24/7. So, if they don’t hear from me, they know something is wrong. In addition, I’ll pack safety gear and stay away from dangerous areas in the town I’m visiting. I’m also going to bring crystals for safety and protection while traveling. I might as well try everything to keep myself safe!
Get To Know the Local Culture
Obviously, you won’t have a constant partner with you if you travel alone. So, another essential tip for beginner solo travelers is to get to know the local culture. Don’t be afraid to talk with citizens and learn what’s unique about their spot. The more you learn about the locality of your location, the more you’ll enjoy your travels!