For many people, this second way of traveling can be hard and that is why today I will tell you the nine keys to travel alone and enjoy the experience. It is not a matter of seeing it as it is better only than badly accompanied, which is obvious, but sometimes it is better to travel alone, even well accompanied, although obviously, a single trip and a trip accompanied will always be different types of travel.
Accompanied is perfect for vacations, for trips or romantic getaways, or to teach a destination to someone who does not know it, or let yourself be guided by those who know you well. It is just perfect to live an experience, to discover an unknown territory and to integrate with the local population. As for many it is not an easy task, these are my keys to enjoy traveling alone.
The nine keys to travel alone and enjoy the experience
You already know that all those who travel (travel) alone, comment that a trip in solitude often change your perspectives of life. Here I told you my personal experiences in this regard, but as it is not an easy task, these are the keys to make your experience a success.
1. Get information about the destination
Check our website and look for information about the destination to which you are going to travel. The more you know about your destiny, the quieter you will travel and the more sure of yourself, eliminating the possible fears or apprehensions about a trip to the unknown. Keep a travel diary, it is good to record what you discover.
2. Talk to everyone
Traveling without company does not mean going alone, but going to meet people along the journey. Talk to everyone, with roommates at hotels and other travelers, locals, shopkeepers and bus drivers. Traveling is relating.
3. Enjoy your favorite music
A good musical selection on your phone or MP3 will be the perfect company in times of downtime or when you do not have any company. You can also take advantage to hear those songs that you do not dare to confess that you like when you are with other people.
4. Sign up for an excursion, activity, tour or course
That way you will relate to others like you. A tapas tour, a guided tour or some local cooking classes are excellent to meet people and tell you how they are doing, what excursions they have liked or what you should not do under any circumstances.
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5. Ask for advice
To choose where you eat, to know what monument to visit, to look for accommodation. It’s fun to ask when you lose your modesty and many conversations, friendships and practical advice that you would not have gotten if you’re sullen and go alone to yours.
6. Plan a quick presentation in the local language
When traveling alone, you will have to greet and meet people and it is better not to hesitate or get stuck in explanations, especially if another language is spoken at the destination. Say hello, say who you are and why you are there, what you do and smile what you can.
7. Sit with others
Approach a table or a bank where someone is and planted it naturally. Do you mind if I sit with you? Telling you are new to the city and that you do not know anyone and smile usually works.
8. Secure your most precious properties, in addition to the passport
Making a travel insurance and using a padlock to protect your personal effects is useful, especially if you sleep sharing a room or in places where there is not much security. It is good advice to also scan your ID and your passport (or take a good photo) to take them on your mobile phone in case you lose them.
9. Be natural
Being false or dishonest is something that shows. Be always natural and do not “go from what you are not”. Walk, take pictures, talk, relate. It is something that will come out automatically and without imposture and will help you to know the best of each place.
With these nine keys to travel alone, you will not be afraid to face an experience as rewarding as traveling without company. Do you tell us your experiences and tips traveling alone in the comments?