FOLLOW Lessons that travelling will teach you To be more patient when things do not go as planned - and it happens on every trip. To leave your comfort zone. It's exhilarating to forget what's familiar for a bit and expand your horizons. To be more curious. Being in new territory will probe new ideas and curiosities. To appreciate other cultures. To live simply. You can survive with very, very little. To make friends with strangers as travelling make you desperate for human interaction. ...but to also embrace your solo travel experience. You will come home with a new sense of independence. To try new things as what you do at home doesn't always work when you travel. To think creatively. Sometimes it takes a little thinking outside of the box to get by. To find beauty in small things that you did not notice before you started your trip, like a home-cooked meal.
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FOLLOW Travelling Solo
Travelling alone can be the ultimate in self-indulgence:
You can do what you want to do and rest when you want. Your mistakes are your own, and your triumphs are more exciting.
General Safety When Traveling Alone Do your homework. Know how long it takes and how much it costs to get from the airport to your hotel. Arrive during the day. Areas around bus and train stations can be scary or deserted, and small towns tend to shut down early. Book a hotel with a 24-hour front desk if you'll be arriving late. Check your maps and transportation schedules before leaving your hotel/rental car. Register with the State Department. U.S. citizens travelling internationally can consider signing up for the free Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). It could assist you in case of an emergency. Personal Safety When Traveling Alone Stick to open and public places, especially at night. Trust yourself. If it doesn't feel right, don't do it. Appear confident. Walk confidently and with direction. If you are lost, walk into a shop or restaurant and ask for directions. Don't let on that you are alone. Leave a copy of your itinerary with a family member at home, and keep regular contact via phone, text, etc. Trust everyone and no one. While you might want to meet new people, it makes you more vulnerable. Be open-minded, but keep your guard up enough to ensure your safety. FOLLOW Travel to Learn Life Skills and LIfe Lessons - Solo Traveler
by Janice Waugh Some of us travel to learn. All of us learn as we travel. Those who travel solo are even more likely to learn about themselves as well as the world as they go. Where do you really want to go and why? Who are you when no one's looking?
Those who travel solo are even more likely to learn about themselves as well as the world as they go.
Unusual things solo travel can teach you Going solo you learn to manage the details. Traveling alone you can develop a sense of direction. Being solo means being the only navigator. Traveling solo you can build physical strength on your terms like walking 80km in France in 6 days. FOLLOW 5 Surefire Ways to Make Friends While Traveling
For many, the idea of traveling the world solo is both thrilling and intimidating. And if you're like me, one of the scariest things is making friends and connecting with locals. Talking to a total stranger in a totally new place, perhaps even in a language that isn't English?
Thrilling and intimidating
One of the most intimidating things when traveling is making friends and connecting with locals.
But this one hard part about adventuring alone is also the most rewarding.
The more curious you are, the more people you'll meet. Mostly this involves asking a lot of questions.
Try it. The worst that could happen - someone doesn’t reply and stares at you.
Follow the Fun
When you get to a new place, ask yourself:
"If I lived here, where would I go?" Look for cool events, gigs, and shows.
It’s a great way to get away from all the tourist spots and into the cool neighborhoods where the locals actually hang out.
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