THINGS YOU CAN DO WHEN TRAVELLING ALONE
Travelling alone can be quiet tricky when it comes to travelling to unknown destinations, places you’ve never been, meeting people you’ve never met, interacting with different cultures and traditions, but it’s also a moment worth of your time, where you get to discover a whole new self in you.
These are the times where you need a peace of mind, time to forget your usual world, and you get to interact with a new world to learn new ideas, cultures, trends, new activities and learn new ways of being creative. This is when you expect nothing to stop you from doing what you planned to do.
Here are the few important things to do to avoid obstacles blocking you from enjoying a good time by yourself,
- Learn more about your destination.
It’s important to know where you are going, understanding the nature of the place, this will help you in your planning, knowing what to carry on your pack.
When visiting cold places, you will definitely have to carry heavy clothes or if the weather of your destination doesn’t suit your health then you would have to choose other places that suits your health, to avoid any complications.
- Giving a trusted friend or relative you’re travelling details.
This will help your family easily get to you whenever necessary, there are times you may need help and its becomes difficult for your relative back at home to know your whereabouts.
It will be better to give them your travelling details, phone numbers, hotel names so that they can keep in touch with you, find out if you’re okay and offer help where there need be.
- Avoid late arrivals.
Its will be more convenient getting to your destination early, this will help you in considering places to stay, where to eat, where to start and also having a good time to rest before indulging yourself in your planned activities.
- Avoid too many luggage when travelling
Carrying too many luggage when travelling can lead to loses, especially when your plan is to visit different towns, and it can even limit you from visiting many places as it will be hard for you to carry them along.
Carry little luggage that can easily be noticed in case of any loses, make sure there is enough room for stuffs you may love buying to carry home with you.
- Carry with you a camera.
Everyone loves creating memories of Good times of their lives. And you will probably won’t miss this moment to take pictures of the good moments and the fun times you had.
- Avoid getting ill while travelling.
Nothing feels good like travelling and be sure of not getting ill on your moments of exploring and adventure. Visiting a doctor for checkups before travelling will help reduce the risk of healthy complications in your time of travelling.
For instance, there are countries you may not be able to visit without a proof showing you are vaccinated against certain diseases, like yellow fever and etc.
- Being conservative with your money.
This is an important measure to take when you are on a trip to avoid running out of cash, this is the time one is forced to learn how to manage themselves without any help from close friends and relatives.
To avoid running out of cash you need to budget your trip well and confirm in advance the prices of the things or services you will need.
After you are done with your budgets ensure you carry extra cash for emergency purposes.
You might be tempted to buy every good thing you find on your way, because no one will be there to stop you, so you need to be more responsible in whatever you do.
It’s important to learn the basics, of the language of your destination, if you are planning to visit countries or places speaking different languages.
Like learning their greetings, how to say “thank you”, or how to ask for direction in case you get lost.
It can also help you interact with them easily.