Solo Travel Myths and Travel Tips
Ever wondered if solo travel is for you? At Questor Insurance we know solo travel can be one of the most rewarding adventures of a lifetime, however we understand that taking a leap in to the unknown can be overwhelming. This is why we have put together a list of solo travel myths and some tips to get you on your way.
Solo Travel Myths
Quite often many people are put off of the idea of solo travel due to their fears and worries. Take a look below at some of the most popular solo travel myths:
It will be more expensive to travel alone – Many travellers worry that travelling alone will cost more in the long run, which simply isn’t the case. Single supplements once used to make traveling alone more expensive and almost impossible for those on a budget, however due to many companies noticing an increase in solo travel these charges have been dropped.
If you happen to be faced with the single traveler surcharge you can always look around for a different option, there are plenty of deals to be found for those travelling on a budget.
I will be lonely – One of the biggest fears solo travellers have is that they won’t make friends and they will be lonely for their entire trip! The simple answer to this is if you don’t want to be lonely you won’t be. If you are looking to make some friends why not just start chatting to someone in a bar or during a tour, take part in a social activity such as a cooking class or even stay in hostel which has communal areas.
Solo travel is dangerous – There is a common misconception that solo travel is dangerous and everyone is out there to harm you. If you keep your wits about you and use the same precautions that you would at home there is no reason harm will come to you. To ensure your safety always do your research about a destination you are travelling too, some areas are more prone to crime than others!
Solo travel is boring – Solo travel is only boring if you let it be. As with any trip or adventure it will be what you make it. When travelling solo you are presented with the opportunity to rediscover yourself and to spend time doing things you enjoy, make sure you put together a rough itinerary of things you would like to do and achieve on your travels.
You will feel disconnected from back home – You may be worried that you will feel discounted with loved ones back home and that you will get back to everything being completely different. Technology and social media is a beautiful thing which has enabled those traveling to stay more connected than ever with their loved ones back home.
Solo Travel Tips
The great thing about solo travel is you are your own boss, if you fancy extending your trip or taking an adventure to a local town or village you can! One of the best advantages of solo travel is you can do what you want without upsetting any travel companions. Take a look below at some of our top tips to get the most out of your solo travel adventure:
- Trust your senses, if it doesn’t feel safe don’t do it.
- Don’t draw attention to yourself by flashing expensive gadgets jewellery or even money
- If you want to dine in company choose a seat at seat at a bar
- If you feel uneasy dining alone take along a book to read
- Don’t over pack! The more you have to pack the more you have to carry
- When possible arrive at your destination within daylight hours
- Keep alert and aware of your soundings
- Store your money, passport and credit cards in separate places
- Most importantly enjoy yourself!
Heading off on a solo travel adventure? Make sure you’re covered with comprehensive travel insurance, click here for a quick quote or contact us today on 0333 323 0090.
*Please note Questor Insurance travel policy covers trips up to 31 days but not exceeding.
Date Created: 29 April 2016 by Kim Coppins