Tips for Traveling Alone

Whether you are traveling alone on leisure, on business or just want some “Alone Time,” traveling alone can certainly be different than going with another friend. Rather than staying at home because you fear being away from loved ones, these top tips for alone travel will help give you the courage to start on your adventure. It’s not always easy being alone. However, if you follow these suggestions, you will find that traveling alone is not as bad as you think it can be.

One thing that many solo travelers worry about is meeting up with fellow travelers. This can definitely be an issue if you are traveling alone. However, instead of waiting for others to catch up, plan ahead. If you both plan ahead, this will prevent you from spending countless hours in a lonely situation. You can also find solace in knowing that you will never run into anyone while traveling solo. If you are afraid that other travelers might bump into you, avoid restaurants and touristy areas.

One of the most important tips for traveling alone is to have a good idea of where you are going. Not all hotels have maps of their locations. Therefore, take along a map when traveling whether this a digital map on your mobile or a good old fashioned printed one. Another great idea is to pack a “jotter” or notebook of important places so you can quickly refer to it while traveling. For instance, instead of walking for miles upon miles through the newly discovered city looking for a specific location, consider jotting down information on where to eat, where to sight-see, and how to get back to your hotel room.

Another excellent solo travel tip for the best traveler is to be especially friendly to the locals.

It’s always great to give back to the locals and make their experience better by helping them. For instance, if you know a few local merchants in your area, it may be worth it to stop by and buy a few items from them. This will give the merchant a chance to give back to you, in a way, for helping him build his business.

You might also be interested in

Some people think that they can handle being alone on a vacation but after a while they feel a sense of loneliness and distress at a point that this could lead them to the need of just joining anyone, just for an evening or a night. This in an attempt to fight that sudden sense of friendlessness. However, this is not a smart idea if you want to enjoy the time you spend there, especially now that we are in a global pandemic emergency. Not only it might be uncomfortable but you risk exposing yourself to people that you have no idea of their backgrounds and previous whereabouts, so your safety might get compromised, absolutely play your cards safely.

Another risk you will have to consider on this very particular time is contracting germs and diseases that are brought in by other travelers. Keep in mind that no one else is there to stay with you so if you fell seek or ill…well, you are on your own. If someone offers to take you in, or spend sometime with you, and you are not sure or don’t feel is worth the risk, keep them away from yourself and also keep yourself away from their belongings since they may bring the same germs and diseases that they might have brought with them.

These tips are just a few from the many travelers that have found solace when traveling alone. Solo travel is not always easy. However, many travelers, included myself when I did a round the world trip backpacking (many moons ago), have had great results when they did it. If you don’t love traveling alone and you have never experienced it, at least try it once as it will give you a useful experience that will definitely be helpful in the future if the need arises.

More to explore

Tips for Traveling Alone

The wonderful Balinese Food

If you are planning for a dream vacation, Bali can be one of the best options. Bali is known as the “land of a thousand temples.” This temple town is located in the central part of Bali and, as the

brown high rise buildings under blue sky at daytime in Malaysia

Travel To Malaysia

Malaysia is a large country located in Southeast Asia that enjoys a tropical climate. The east coast, including Langkawi Island and Brinchang Island, are more suitable for sailing than other parts of the country. The west coast has more gentle

air hostess wearing a facemask standing in the aisle of an aeroplane

Travel in Covid Times

Are you planning on traveling internationally? If so, the first thing that you need to do is make a plan. A plan of how you are going to get from point A to point B especially now that most of

Journey to the south of Italy

Journey to the south of Italy

For those traveling to southern Italy, there are certainly many tourist destinations to visit, all full of monuments and attractions to see. Sicily is often not included in the destinations to visit, not for the lack of attractions, but for

Flying with children

Flying with children

Bzzgetaway wants to make traveling as a family as easy as possible. For this reason we have grouped the answers to multiple frequent questions to facilitate your trip. To help you, here’s how we differentiate babies and children: Infants are

Terms & Conditions

  1. Only people are 18 years old, and above can participate in this spin and win campaign. 

  2. This spin and win campaign is open to ALL Bzzworld Travel (BWT) members. 

  3. One(1) spin per email throughout the campaign. 

  4. Each BWT member entitles for One(1) prize/redemption ONLY upon verification of the registered BWT member ID. 

  5. Prize utilization valid for Six(6) months, except Saving Points and Reward Credit which shall follow the standard terms in BWT Terms & Conditions. 

  6. Bzzworld Travel (BWT) reserves the right to reward the winner(s) with a prize of similar cost should prizes on the fortune wheel be out of stock /exceed the limit. 

  7. There will be three winners for the Grand Prize on the Wheel of Fortune” campaign.  

  8. Upon having a successful spin and won the prize, the winner(s) will receive a prize code and redemption details in a separate email. 

  9. Winner(s) need to proceed the redemption to our support team within five days from the date receiving the email and failing which the prize will be forfeited. 

  10. The winner(s) may be requested to take a photo with the given voucher and send us or write us a review on our social media for publicity purpose. 

  11. Bzzworld Travel (BWT) reserves the right to change the terms & conditions without prior notice.