Plan that solo trip!

Plan that solo trip!

15 July 2023

Are you yearning for warmer climates? Has wanderlust gripped you more than the icy tendrils of winter?

This is your sign to start planning your next adventure – even if you don’t have a travel buddy!

Wait. Flying solo? Is it even possible to travel alone without being lonely? Absolutely! Of course, the world isn’t flooded with single globe-trotting travellers, but don’t allow traditional naysayers to discourage you.

The truth is, any form of wandering around this beautiful planet will bring changes and improvement to the lives of those with restless feet, but there’s something special about solo adventures. And once you step out and start exploring the world, you’ll want to see it all!

You’d expect a lot from your first solo trip. A suntan. Obviously. Getting to know the world (and yourself) a little better and having an epic Insta account … all on the list. But the actual bonus of solo travel is pure freedom. You can take the exact trip you want, and even if you’re not quite sure what that might be, you’ll have time to figure it out.

Flying solo means that you’ll be able to find your rhythm. You’ll be able to change plans on a dime and have complete financial control. You can go where you want, when you want, without restrictions on your route, destination or timescale. You can connect with people if you wish to or avoid them entirely if you want to be alone. Think about it; you’ll be able to focus more on your surroundings than on who you’re with.

Travelling solo will help you realise your inner strength and supercharge your confidence. But whether you do this in a group or on your own, it will be loaded with uncertainties from the minute you leave your house. So, if fear of the travelling blues is holding you back, keep reminding yourself that this will be your choice to travel alone.

And, even if you feel a little lonely while exploring the world alone, remember that loneliness is temporary and can quickly be addressed by joining a day tour. Even if you’re not a group sort of person, a day trip can help you to meet other travellers.

Travel with podcasts and your favourite music on your phone. Also, join social media groups – Facebook and travel forums feature an endless stream of people looking to connect with other travellers. Go to restaurants with communal tables or spend the morning in a coffee shop. Coffee shops are hubs for freelancers and, by nature, are very social places. Meet the locals and get their recommendations on the town. They also offer free Wi-Fi to stay connected with family and friends – remember, there’s no shame in reaching out when you’re feeling a little homesick.

Allow the planet to woo you, charm and entice you. Walk in a lush forest, watch the sunset under a tree or listen to the crashing waves. It’s hard to be miserable when surrounded by astounding beauty. Or go totally tourist. Hang out where tourists hang out to meet other travellers.

Remember to take care of yourself; don’t skip meals, hydrate, and be sure to rest. Treat yourself to a manicure or a massage. When your body feels great, your state of mind will follow.

Take the plunge. Try something authentic and rarely done.

Happy travels!


DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms or need health advice, please consult a healthcare professional.

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