Solo traveling may be scary for some. But as you travel alone, totally responsible for yourself, you get to know yourself better. You get to find how capable you are and exactly are your weakness. There are few experiences in life happier than the joy of being invisible in a foreign city. Have you ever planned of going a place all alone? If there’s something you wanna do, there isn’t any reason you can’t do it. For all those who have any such plans, listed below are some of the tips and tricks that can make your solo trip even more enjoyable. Have a look.
Learn the local lingo
The family trips and the getaways with friends may restrict you to the pre-planned regime. However, when you are traveling alone you have the liberty to explore all the fun. Learn the local lingo of the place where you are visiting. Along with this, you can even do a cultural study of the place. You need be an expert of the local language. Just learn the basic mostly used words such as 'thank you', 'can you please help?' and others. This will even be handy as you may need help on the trip.
Meet new people
A solo trip is incomplete if you don't make new friends and don't meet interesting people. Sometimes you accidentally end up making friends for a lifetime. The world is full of friends waiting to know you. You just need to go out and meet them. Join an excursion and bond with the people in the group. What can make the trip even more memorable? Meet someone you don't know, share the deepest secret of your life without introducing yourself. Talk to each other about the things that you always wanted to share with someone and then make a promise to never meet again. Nothing can be as adventurous as sharing your true self with a stranger.
Be flexible with the plans
“A good traveler has no fixed plans and no interest of arriving to the destination.
Be spontaneous and do not stick to a plan. When you are in a group, there are ways to make the plan work. However, when you are all by yourself, you'll have to make the plans according to the situation. It will be even better if you travel off-season. You may miss out some of the specialty of the place, but you'll be able to enjoy without hitting hard on your pocket. You will meet so many new people who'll have their own viewpoint and plans. So, it's better to adjust your plans accordingly instead of being rigid about stuff.
Splurge the adventures
Very rightly said, "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all". There is nothing as fun as going on adventures alone. Having said this, make sure that you are not trekking and exploring the woods all by yourself. As mentioned above, you can join any sort of excursion group. Just enjoying the delicacies of the place is not enough. Plan out some sort of adventure with the people you have met. Let the city inspire you and go for something that stirs your interest.
Packing less and keeping the luggage handy is advisable even if you are on a trip with your family. This becomes even more important when you are traveling. You just can't keep on relying on your co-passengers for going to the rest room. A lightweight bag on your shoulder should carry everything. Stuff in the clothes sensibly. Go for t-shirts that are versatile enough to be matched with most of the bottoms. Invest in sleek jackets instead of the bulky ones. Even the style of men's underwear should be skimpy, but functional. Jockstrap underwear or even boxer briefs is perfect for the adventures and will occupy less place in the bag.
Learn new things
Never come back from a trip with a few pictures of the buildings and monuments. Make some ever-lasting memories. Explore the culture of the place and learn new things. Shine your own light at the place, but don't miss out the golden opportunity by keeping yourself busy in taking videos and photos. keep surprising yourself something new. There is no age for learning new things. Share your experience of solo trip with us in the comments below.