1. KNOW YOUR DESTINATION
Wherever you’ve decided to travel, learning any customs or traditions is so important. Even learning hello or goodbye in a new language could save the day.
2. FIRST DAY – NO DRAMA
Do you know how you’re getting from the airport to your hotel? Do you even know where you’re staying? Even if you want to wing the trip, make sure you’re prepared for your arrival. You’ll be tired, excited, nervous, hungry! So don’t fool yourself into thinking you can figure it out when you get there.
3. PUBLIC TRANSPORT IS GOOD
When you’re traveling solo, it’s usually cheaper to use public transport than taking a cab or renting a car, and it’s a great way to meet the locals.
4. TAKE A TOUR
Day tours or even week long adventures are great ways to avoid loneliness and boredom. The best thing: you always have something to talk about, because you’re having the same (hopefully great) experience.
5. JUST DO IT.
Seriously, traveling solo is thrilling and exciting because you’ll never know who you’ll meet or what will happen.