I have written on a few different occasions about travelling solo, so hopefully I now have you fully convinced that it’s something you should do! Now that you’ve decided to go for it, I thought I should share some more practical advice on travelling by yourself for when you start asking questions about where to stay, what to do, and what to bring. If you’re planning a solo trip and have some of these questions, read on! This my advice based on my own experience of travelling alone.
I always say that I think everyone should travel alone at least once in their life. Travelling by yourself can be a scary prospect and I understand that. For many people, the idea of doing anything alone is kind of terrifying, even if it’s going to the cinema alone, getting dinner alone, or any other activity that usually you’d do with someone else. So if you’re someone who doesn’t think they could even see a movie by themselves, then the idea of travelling by yourself might seem impossible. But if the opportunity ever comes around, I think you should do it.
This past summer I was living and working in New York, an adventure I decided to embark on by myself. Over the three months I was there, I grew an attachment to certain spots, like cafés, stores or nice areas, and these became places I knew I could go to if it was all getting a little too much and I was missing home. Having these places gave me a reason to feel happy I was in New York and reminded me I had the opportunity to see and do things I wouldn’t get to do at home.