10 Tips to Know for a Solo Traveler

10 Tips to Know for a Solo Traveler
Table of Contents
  1. 10 Tips to Know for a Solo Traveler
  2. Be Careful With a Single Supplement
  3. Pay Attention To High Ratings
  4. Find A Place With Free Wi-Fi
  5. Meet Other Travelers
  6. Enjoy Your Meals
  7. Start Your Day Early
  8. Challenge Your Usual Activities
  9. Learn Basic Phrases
  10. Take Pictures And Even More Pictures!
  11. Share Your Travel Itinerary With Your Family And Friends
  12. Your Emergency Contacts Should Be There
  13. Summary

If you've never found that perfect person, or you are going for business or just want the "alone time," traveling by yourself can be a different experience from traveling with a companion.

Be Careful With a Single Supplement

Some cruise lines or hotels might require two persons to share the space. If you would like to keep everything for yourself, you'll be required to pay the one-time fee so that the travel agency will be able to make the expected income as if you were someone else along on your trip.

The fees will be made public before you make a reservation. If not, make sure to inquire before you confirm the reservation.

Pay Attention To High Ratings

Being on your own can cause you to feel at risk in an unfamiliar location. Before you book a hotel or accommodation, make sure you do some research. Only stay at an Airbnb or hotel that has a lot of positive reviews. These reviews can provide you with an idea of what you can anticipate from the hosts and neighbors and whether any other tenants may be sharing the property.

Find A Place With Free Wi-Fi

Depending on the season you are traveling at, it could get dark early, which means that you may not want to be out exploring for as much as you do during a summer evening. If you're planning on spending a lot of time in the hotel, ensure to choose a hotel with wi-fi access. It's a great time to Skype or Facetime with your family and your friends back home to share your day's events.

Meet Other Travelers

Another method to break the monotony of travel on your own is to make friends with other travelers. Conversations don't have to end once you get off and depart the plane.

Enjoy Your Meals

The meal can also be a time to relax and enjoy yourself. Sure, you could engage in conversation with your waiter or bartender; however, dinner can also be an ideal time to relax and think. Perhaps you'll use this time to plan the rest of the day, check your emails, see if the restaurant has internet access, or perhaps take a break to read.

Start Your Day Early

If the thought of going on a pub crawl or to nightclubs on your own isn't appealing, try being an early bird. There are many chances to go on a tour by yourself and feel safe if you go to a big, lively city. It is also beneficial to get up early, which makes it easier to stay clear of crowds that gather at popular places once families and night owls depart their hotels to go out for the day.

Challenge Your Usual Activities

When you travel on your own, it is possible that you are hesitant to test new experiences in the event that they don't work according to plan or you do not have anyone with you. This could be a good time to test something that others in your usual group of travelers won't do. For example, you can try to go overland camping and see the world from a different perspective. Rent an off-road vehicle and camp in cool places. There's probably something you can do on your own that you cannot accomplish if you take your kids with you. It can also be a perfect opportunity to cross the bucket list.

Learn Basic Phrases

Learning basic phrases in the language of the country where you plan to travel can be an incredibly valuable tool for any traveler. While it may seem intimidating or daunting to attempt to learn a new language, even a few basic phrases can go a long way in helping you to communicate with locals, navigate unfamiliar surroundings, and show respect for the culture of the place you are visiting.

Some of the most useful phrases to learn when traveling include greetings, basic conversational phrases, and expressions for asking for directions, ordering food, and making purchases. Greetings such as "hello," "goodbye," and "thank you" are universally important and can help you to establish friendly connections with people you meet along the way. Similarly, knowing how to introduce yourself, ask someone's name, or inquire about their day can help you to build relationships and make memorable connections with locals.

Take Pictures And Even More Pictures!

With smartphones and almost universal wireless hotspots that are free, it's now easy to snap photos of each place you go. By sharing photos immediately through social networking, it's like your family and friends are there with you as they get to experience every minute in real-time.

Share Your Travel Itinerary With Your Family And Friends

Do your family and friends a favor by sending them an itinerary that includes travel dates as well as hotel reservations or perhaps a rough sketch of your itinerary. If you are planning to travel to another country, spend a few minutes to make a trip registration (before you travel) by contacting The State Department to the nearest consulate or embassy. Will be able to contact you in case of need.

Your Emergency Contacts Should Be There

This last tip is an excellent suggestion for any tourist. Write down your emergency contact information that's readily available. This list could contain your personal contact details as well as the number of your emergency contact at home as well as any other relevant telephone numbers that you may require. For instance, you could include the toll-free phone number of the bank in the event that the card is lost or you need to activate your protection for travel in the event that your plans are disrupted.


You might dread your next solo trip. Don't. It can become one of the most memorable moments you'll ever experience. Sure, it's enjoyable to create memories with your family and friends, but traveling on your own can be a lot of fun as well. It's all about having an optimistic attitude. It's not a bad thing that technology has made the world smaller than it has ever been.