Tips Traveling Alone First Time – If this is your first visit to my blog – welcome! I’m Brooke and I’ve been traveling the world solo for the past seven years. Over the years I have made many mistakes, booked last minute flights out of bad situations and met many solo travel friends along the way. With the help of my fellow solo travelers, I’ve put together the best tips for your first solo trip.
Love the pictures. The safest bet I have found is to check the overall rating as well as consider how many people have left the review. If the hotel has a 5 star rating but only one person thinks so, you might want to think again!
Tips Traveling Alone First Time
When I first started traveling solo in my early twenties, I often found myself becoming more and more introverted. I found that over time the conversation became easier, flowed more and soon I realized that I was facing the same questions from new friends: Where are you going? Where are you going next? What is your favorite place so far? These small conversations can quickly build friendships and before you know it you’re solo dining for a fun adventure with someone new.
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I am often asked how to get photos of national monuments like the Eiffel Tower without other people walking in the frame and of course the sunrise! Waking up at sunrise means less crowds, no lines, beautiful morning light and time to see the place almost all to yourself.
One of the non-negotiables when I travel is buying travel insurance. When you travel alone you have no one to take care of you for peace of mind, I always take out travel insurance in case anything goes wrong. This extends to flight delays and cancellations and having travel insurance in these situations makes it less stressful because you know you won’t be footing the bill.
Something I learned early on in my travel career is to pack a suitcase or backpack and enjoy the reward of weight lifting up a flight of stairs! There have been so many times that I’ve found myself at the bottom of the 100+ stairs that lead out of the truck in tow, that I’ve learned it’s always better to pack less.
Early on in my love affair with travel I realized how easy it is to make friends abroad. We are lucky to live in an age of social and economic globalization where it is possible to meet people to show you their city before you even arrive! Smiling at the locals, learning a few words of the local language and hitting the local coffee is a great way to meet people.
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Speaking of local coffee shops, they are great places to meet like-minded people or even just sit for a while and people watch. Often we get caught up in “seeing the sights” of a new city and forget to take the time to take it in. These moments are often where I have had some of my best ideas, meet people I’m still with today or just take time for myself to reflect on my surroundings.
Often when you travel alone you will find yourself with free time on your hands. This can come when standing in line, waiting for classes at a restaurant or taking a long bus ride. I find it’s best to travel with a book to understand myself and not be alone when with my favorite characters.
This is subjective but it is a travel rule I have unknowingly used for myself. While I like a glass or two of wine with dinner, I prefer safety. I will only have one glass of wine if I plan to walk around a city by myself at night because I want my mind to think about me and feel safe. There have been a few times I’ve found myself over the years that I’ve been thankful for being patient so I could run faster. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re being followed or watched when you’re walking alone so be sure to remove yourself from any situation that makes you uncomfortable.
Although it can sometimes be frustrating to use the new public transport, it is the cheapest and often the best way to see the city. There is no better way to feel like a local than to learn your local station and use the subway.
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Let’s face it: some places are safer than others. I’ve written before about the safest places for solo travelers and I stand by these as some of my favorite places I’ve been alone.
One of the most common options for solo travelers is to join a travel group, but from both, I prefer to travel by myself. Group tours offer an exciting and focused approach to the main destination, so much so that you don’t even think about the place you’re visiting.
A good way to see the city is to challenge yourself to complete some walks every day or visit some places every day. Sometimes I start a day of coffee tasting and make my way to 10-20 of the city’s most popular coffee shops. Other times I’ll head out for a day of vintage shopping and dart my way across town looking for treasures.
One of my favorite travel memories and equally one of my worst was when I rode a mountain bike on the Road of Death in Bolivia. It was this experience that made me love mountain biking and because of this, I saw what I was capable of.
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One of my favorite travel hacks over the years has been allowing myself to slow down and see more than the obvious. I can spend countless hours in museums looking at details in most minutes and before I know it, I’m knee deep in research for an artist or genre.
As much as I like my days planned out with a roadmap of what I want to accomplish, I also like being lost and having no plan at all. I find this option to be the best for cities that you have never seen before because it allows you to create imagination without expectations. My favorite cities to get lost in include Antwerp, Stockholm and Tallinn.
Most of the coolest cafes or concept stores I’ve seen are small-in-the-wall finds that I would never want to see without the advice of a local. I always ask the waiters, bus drivers and baristas where I should search and blindly go for their recommendations.
I know, I know: you can’t believe you’re reading this. But I mean it when I say that cruising has become one of my favorite ways to travel that has been exploring the Middle East and Asia by cruise ship. This is a great way to take the stress out of traveling because once you’ve checked into your home, you don’t have to move your luggage anymore. You wake up every day in a new port, explore, eat, sleep, and do everything else! I would recommend the cruise to solo travelers who want less stress and more relaxation for their trip.
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Every year I go to Paris to learn a new skill in pastry making. Through travel, sweets and pastry became my passion – so much so that I even opened my own bakery three years ago! Learning new skills such as pastry classes, wine tasting, language teaching or art appreciation is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture as a whole.
Whenever someone asks me how I got the confidence to travel solo, I usually go on and on about how great it is to not only spend time alone but
Time alone. The complete freedom of solo travel gives you the opportunity to learn more about yourself, explore your interests and become your true self.
Brooke Saward created World of Wanderlust as a place to share inspiration from her travels and inspire others to discover our world. Now he divides his time between foreign adventures and kitchen adventures, with a special weakness for French pastries. Your first solo trip will be special. conceived. Make sure you’re well prepared with 20+ tips on how to travel alone for the first time, from staying safe to meeting people.
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Walking by yourself for the first time can be overwhelming, to say the least. There are many things to consider and you need to prepare properly. I was very nervous before leaving for my 3 month trip to Asia, which was my first time traveling alone.
However, let me tell you that traveling alone is one of the most fulfilling experiences a person can have. With that in mind, as long as it lasts