Want to Travel on Your Own? Get Started with These Tips


It looks like it’s time to spread your wings and leave the roost. There’s nothing quite like traveling on your own, but there’s a reason why people tend to be hesitant at such a prospect. Traveling alone can be frightening for many, which is why travel anxiety is a thing. That said, there’s little to worry about if you take the time to make the necessary preparations.

You can see it as any other trip you take on your own, except this time, it’ll be overseas or somewhere you’re unfamiliar with. It’ll be a brand-new experience that will undoubtedly be equally nerve-wracking and unforgettable. So let’s prepare you for a solo trip with these tips.

1.         Getting started with the basics

First and foremost, do you have all the documentation you need? Are you sure that you’ve double- and triple-checked the requirements? Have you looked at the itinerary and figured out your day-to-day planning? These are the basics of traveling on your own, and you must learn these traveling tips if you want a smooth travel experience.

There’s no need to rush things since the idea is to build up a foundation for traveling on your own. Sure, it’s understandable to feel a little nervous about the whole thing, but focusing on the basics will help you feel better and give you the security blanket you need to feel confident about your travels.

2.         Ensuring you get the necessary travel insurance

Sure, travel insurance might not be a hot topic, but it’s crucial, especially if you’re traveling alone. You’ll want to cover all your bases, which means going for travel insurance to help you feel more confident about traveling solo.

3.         Letting the people you trust know where you’re going

Traveling solo can be scary, especially if no one else knows where you’re going. As such, you will want to let the people you trust know about your trip and as many details as you can muster. That way, there’s always someone who knows where you are and what’s been going on. Paired with insurance, it can help you feel safe wherever you go.

4.         Practicing video your editing chops

Wait, why video editing? Because you’ll be glued to editing apps when you’ve collected enough videos from your travels. Not only is it cathartic to work on video editing, but it also acts as a good time waster during your idle time.

5.         Focusing on having fun

Last but certainly not least, trying and having as much fun as possible is never a bad idea, as traveling solo is an opportunity to see the world from a different perspective. But, of course, to have as much fun as possible, you’ll also want to learn local customs to help you better fit in.


Traveling solo can be rough sailing for those suffering from travel anxiety, but it’s not as bad as it seems. The best-practice methods above will help ensure you enjoy your travels no matter where you go.


About Author

Kelly Lewis is the founder of Go! Girl Guides, the Women's Travel Fest and Damesly. She's an optimist, an adventurer, an author and works to help women travel the world.

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