Although many people are wary of traveling on their own, Beth Whitman knows that it can be an exciting adventure. Whitman, who writes the popular travel blog Wanderlust and Lipstick, details everything that you need to know about traveling on your own.
Commit to Your Solo Journey
Whitman believes that this is the hardest part of the adventure. Once you have made up your mind to embark on a solo trip, you can start the fun part. Traveling on your own means that you, and you alone, get to make the decisions about where to go, where to stay, what to eat and how to tailor your dream itinerary.
Choosing the Perfect Destination
The next step for a solo traveler is pinning down the destination. Take your personal confidence level into consideration when making this decision. You might be happy to tour New York City alone on foot, but exploring the streets of New Delhi can be a little more challenging for a new single traveler.
Avoiding the Tourist Trap
When traveling alone, it is easier than ever to fall into the tourist trap attractions. This refers to all of the destinations in a new city that are only frequented by tourists and that are devoid of any local culture. Dress like the locals, ask locals for advice and recommendations and find ways to keep out of the biggest tourist traps whenever possible. Not only will you save money, but you can also better experience the destination and its culture.
Making Friends as You Travel
Whitman recommends that travelers on their own make an effort to meet new people. Get out of your comfort zone and make friends in order to enhance the experience of your trip.
Committing to a solo journey, planning the trip, picking the destination, avoiding tourist traps and making friends are all keys to solo traveling according to Beth Whitman. To read her whole article, click here.