5 Tips for your First Solo Travel Adventure

Every now and then, we all need to spend some quality time alone, doing what we love, traveling and discovering new places. Taking some time to have an adventure on your own sounds like the perfect experience. Solo adventures come with a myriad of benefits including a boost in self-confidence, a greater sense of independence, and the chance to enjoy new experiences.

Nonetheless, it’s important to be well prepared to make sure that your journey is both fun and safe.

With this thing in mind, we’ve gathered some tips that will have you spend the time of your life during your solo adventure, no matter the destination:

Do Your Research and Create a Travel Plan

Traveling alone means you don’t depend on others so you are free to plan by yourself. Adventures should be full of surprises, but for the sake of safety, it’s absolutely important to do your research on your destination. Find information on credible blogs and seek the advice of family and friends. Important aspects to research would be transportation options, accommodation options, local languages, and must-have travel itinerary unique to that destination.

Create a Budget

This is an important tip whether you’re traveling solo or with a company. Do further research on the general cost of living in your destination, your transportation costs, and set a budget to ensure that you don’t overspend, or worse, run out of money while you’re away.

Prepare for the Unexpected

When you’re on a solo adventure, you have to be prepared to handle situations on your own.

For example, it’s important to have an emergency fund that you can easily access, and that is separate from your budget in case anything urgent comes up. Also, bring emergency equipment and a first-aid kit with you in case you need to repair your travel gear or treat an injury.

You may also want to carry a portable cooker, in case you need to prepare your own meal at any point in your adventure. Additionally, make copies of your airline tickets, ID, passport, and other important documents and store them electronically in your email in the off chance that you will lose the physical hard copies.

Schedule Check-In Periods

Your loved ones will be worried about you being out there on your own so schedule regular check-in periods to assure them that everything is still okay. It could be as simple as a message every 6 hours. This is also important because it will indicate that something isn’t right if you miss a check-in window by a significant amount of time and necessary measures can be taken by your loved ones to guarantee your safety.

Make Prior Accommodation and Travel Arrangements

What a horrible situation it would be to find yourself stranded and alone in a new destination. To avoid such a situation make accommodation and travel arrangements at your destination before you depart. Consider using our New York airport shuttle service to pick you from the airport and drive you straight to your hotel once you arrive. Our ground transportation service will also take care of all the navigation while you’re in the Big Apple. All you have to do is choose a location where you’d like to continue your adventure, and our trusted chauffeurs will have you there in no time.


Posted on Sep 12 2017

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