Travelling solo is an empowering experience full of self discovery and growth. There are so many
amazing things to see and discover out in the world. Here are a few things I recommend which
have helped me to make the most of my experiences and avoid hiccups along the way.
1. Arrive before dark – You already have to contend with finding the way to your accommodation and you want to get your bearings before the night sets in. Arriving before dark allows you to see where you are staying, pick out a few landmarks and begin to understand the layout of your surroundings.
2. Plan ahead of time – Book at least your first night’s accommodation and know how you will get from the airport to your accommodation, eg taxi, train, shuttle, tuk tuk. The more prepared
you are on arrival the less stress you have to deal with.
3. Manage jet lag – To avoid feeling tired and having your body out of whack, drink plenty of water on the plane and limit your alcohol intake. Change your watch to your new time zone
and try to set your body clock by sleeping and eating in the new time zone.
4. Research your destination before you go – Know what the main sights are that you want to see. Get a rough idea of where things are in relation to where you will stay. Find out if there is
a local bus, tram or train network close by. I will often look up Google Images main sites for
that destination & have a rough plan for what I want to see & do.
5. Be patient and kind to yourself – If things you face challenge you along the way be kind and patient with yourself. Tell yourself, ‘I can figure this out and I can do this’. Learn and grow from these experiences.
6. Watch the world around you – Enjoy experiencing this new place. People watch! Take time to appreciate where you are.
7. Go out & enjoy yourself – Go out & see the sights, immerse yourself in the new culture. Try different foods, experiment. Have fun!
8. Connect with your inner self – Travelling solo is the perfect opportunity to really connect with yourself, learn more about who you really are, and what you really like doing. Try new things, find out what you like and don’t like. Connect with yourself.
9. Always have travel insurance – I can tell you many horror stories that would scare you into arranging this but ultimately it comes down to the security of knowing you have someone to
call if things go wrong. Research your options and have trust in who you choose to go with.
Do you want to travel solo or do you have the opportunity to, but you’re facing fear, anxiety or overwhelming thoughts. Thinking I don’t know if I can do this. This is too hard. Where do I start?….
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Xena the Warrior Coach xx