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Girl on the Road: How to Get Ready for Solo Travel
Being on the road means knowing that surprises can happen at any time. No matter how careful you are, no matter how much planning you do, there are going to be things that will happen beyond your control. This is especially true if you’re a woman traveling solo. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you’re ready for anything when you go on that much-awaited trip:
Join travel groups
Before planning a trip, look for Solo Women’s Travel Groups in the country of your destination. You can get insider tips on where to go, stay or eat. This can save you not just money on the road but also time and effort as well. When you’re traveling and you want to cover as much ground as possible and want to visit as many sights as you can, then these tips will prove invaluable to you.
Build a support group
You can meet like-minded travelers and form a support group. You could meet up for some days, travel together to save on major transportation costs and still get to do what you want or go where you want to without worrying about someone else. That way, you can still stay true to the idea of Women Traveling Solo.
Get a guidebook
Cover all your bases by getting a guidebook. Look for Travel Guide Books for Women and take advantage of all the nifty tricks and tips that you can use for your trips. Whether you’re going on a DIY tour of Mexico, Thailand or Argentina, you have plenty of options you can choose from. Our store offers a number of titles you can easily bring along with you on your travels. These are also useful when you start planning your itinerary. From medicine must-haves to safety reminders and transportation tips, you’ll be able to navigate local cities on your own with less stress and headache.
Know a few phrases
Before you hop on that plane to Thailand and explore the wonders of Bangkok, Chiang Mai or Ayutthaya, or prepare for daytrips spent visiting the temples of Kyoto, the deers in Miyajima or Nara or Osaka, you’ll want to learn a bit of the language. While you can expect some of the locals to speak English, it’s still easier to go around when you know a few helpful phrases. Knowing the words for ‘thank you’, ‘excuse me’, ‘help me’, ‘sorry’ and more will make it easier to communicate with the locals.
Check the weather report
Always check the weather report before you pack. The last thing you want is to land in the airport and find yourself in freezing cold weather because winter came early and you only brought only clothes for autumn weather. By checking in advance, you can properly pack for your trip.
Traveling on your own can be fun and it’s something every woman should try at least once. Follow these tips to help you get ready for the experience.