How To Do Solo Travelling Right?
Not having to be alone all the time and actually enjoying yourself on solo travels is a lot easier than you think.
While solo travelling has been growing in popularity, it doesn’t necessarily demand one to be alone the entire time or expect you to be sitting in a cafe sipping on a latte in the corner. It can also be an exhilarating experience and quite frankly, something everyone should try at least once.
But don’t worry, if you’re still feeling a little unsure about how to go about it, we’ve rounded a few tactics to help you have a good trip.
1. Free Walking Tours
Although these are technically ‘free’, you should be polite and tip your tour guide if he’s even half decent. That being said, walking tours are a great way to explore the city while getting to know other people, maybe even other solo travelers?
2. Airbnbs Over Hotels
This can’t be stressed enough, especially if you’re someone who’s lazy and is eventually going to order in room service and Netflix. Get out. Mingle. Solo trips are when you should definitely give Airbnbs a try. It’s a brilliant way to get to know the host and figure out local places and attractions that you should see. No tourism blog can give you better recommendations than a local and what better way than to stay in one’s house?
3. Use Technology To Find Others Like You
Prefer to cut out the middleman and connect directly with other travelers? Try your hand at the crop of social networking apps specifically designed for travel. A few very good examples of this are Travello, Tourlina (exclusively for women much like Bumble’s BFF feature). However, just like with any other app, make sure you meet others in a public space and take care of yourselves.
4. Stay In Hostels
In a world of hospitable hotels and authentic Airbnbs why do travelers opt to stay in hostels? Two reasons really: 1. Hostels are cheap and sociable. 2. You will find college-esque dorms with common lounge rooms & kitchens and sometimes a bar or a cafe. It’s an ideal environment to meet other travelers and hostel staff are usually well aware of this.