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How to Boss Travelling Solo

Contributing Author October 7, 2021


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There are so many great reasons to think about travelling solo. For one thing, it is one of the best possible ways to learn about who you really are as a person and what you really want from life. Just having that time alone out in the wilderness can really help you to get closer to yourself, as cliche as that might sound. But travelling on your own certainly has its challenges too. Here, we take a look at how you can make solo travel work for you, even if you have never done it before in your life.

Choose wisely: Jake hates hiking, but ruled out the Pacific Crest Trail a little too late.

 

Choose The Right Locations

Where you go is actually really important when you are travelling on your own, and for a good few reasons. Most of all, it’s because some places are just considerably safer than other places for solo travellers, and that is obviously going to be a major concern at all times. You should also bear in mind that choosing the right locations is going to help you to have the best possible time, as some are just better to be alone in than others. As long as you choose locations that excite you and seem safe, you should be good.

Pack Light

Having very little baggage to carry is going to make you feel so much better about travelling on your own. There is something important psychologically about not having very much stuff with you, and it is something that you are going to want to explore for yourself if you are really keen to discover this. Packing light is important as it allows you to move quickly and easily, and feel light within yourself. All you need is the right backpack from www.ecogearfx.com and a few essentials, and you are good to go.

 

Jake in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

 

Speak To People

Meeting people is something that you are going to have the freedom to do when you are travelling on your own, so it’s definitely worth thinking about for that reason. The more people you speak to, the more you are going to get out of the whole experience. Even if you are generally shy, if you can find the ability to do this it will allow you to open up yourself to your travelling experience much more, and that means you’ll get a lot more back in return. This is one of the most important things of all.

 

Talk to people. They may have tips on things to do that locals love. Street vendor in Seoul, South Korea.

 

Learn The Language

Along with that comes this important tip: make sure that you are learning at least some of the basic phrases in the language of wherever you happen to be travelling. Doing this is really important if you want to ensure that you are making the most of being there and being alone, as it empowers you to speak to more people which, as we have seen, is a really important thing in itself. It is well worth spending some time learning the language at least in part, so you can get along with people better.

 

Have any tips for solo travel? Let us know in the comments for @modhop on Twitter, Instagram or even TikTok!

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