Five Common Solo Traveller Questions Answered

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Travelling on your own can be a great way to meet and get to know new people, as well as a wonderful way to get to know yourself. Travelling solo removes the need to cater to other people’s needs, and allows you to float to wherever you want to go and see anything you want to see. However, travelling alone can be daunting.

Here are five common questions answered to help you on your trip.

How can I Meet Other People?

While travelling solo, it’s always great to meet new people. If this is your aim, look into taking some guided tours or going on a complete tour package. By doing this, you will be with other travellers throughout your trip, and are sure to make friends along the way. If you’re staying in a hostel with shared accommodation, that’s another great way to meet like minded people. Do some research into tour packages and accommodation for solo travellers.

How can I Keep the Cost Down?

Possibly the hardest thing about travelling alone, is keeping the cost low and affordable. Hotels can be a bad idea, as many places charge a minimum amount, equal to that of at least two people. While travelling alone, you may want to look into hostels. They provide cheap accommodation and are often extremely pleasant.

What if I Want to Travel to More Than one Place?

Tour packages such as Contiki Tours are another way to plan an inexpensive trip if you’re looking to travel to more than one place. By paying four a tour package, you eliminate a lot of the cost that you would be paying to travel and stay in each place separately.

How can I Keep in Touch With Friends and Family?

If you’re travelling solo, it’s important to keep in touch with your loved ones so they know that you’re okay. The most cost efficient way to do this is to stay on the lookout for WIFI hotspots, or make sure you’re accommodation provides internet access. By using social media tools such as Facebook and Skype, you can regularly keep in touch with family and friends for no cost at all.

Will I be Safe?

Safety is always an issue when travelling alone, even if it’s just interstate. If you’re unsure about whether you will be safe in a certain area, don’t go there alone. Look into taking a tour, so you will be surrounded by other people. Before you leave, research the places you intend to go to and see what other people have to say. If it doesn’t sound safe, don’t go there alone. But if other people have travelled there solo and found it perfectly safe, you’re fine to go. Just use common sense and be sure to research your destinations first.

If you’re looking into travelling solo, be sure to abide by these five tips. Make sure you keep your safety and budget in mind when planning any type of solo holiday. You’ll never be lonely when travelling solo. The experience will be exhilarating, and you’re sure to meet new friends along the way.

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