Kay`s Explorer Guide to Solo Travel (4-part guide)
In response to my previous post about not delaying travel plans, I am following up with a four-part guide oozing with suggestions to enhance your solo trip and minimize the occurrence of “crappy” things that are within a traveler’s realm of control.
When traveling solo, I am of the opinion that as long as you…
- always stay optimistic,
- stay realistic,
- stay open-minded to opportunities,
- always look at the positive of whatever you are doing or happens to you and
- acknowledge, quickly learn from, but never allow yourself to wallow in something “crappy” that happened
…you are guaranteed an awesome trip flying solo.
- Booking accommodations
- Being social
- Finding things to do
You will see a trend emerge that a large aspect of making your solo travel experience successful is to become a comfortable level of prepared in advance. This allows you to make sound and on the fly decisions instead of anxious, cross your fingers or stand around and research decisions.
I have personally found that the level of up front preparedness you are able to contribute to making sure you’re comfortable with “basics” once you’re in your new city correlates to the perceived success and enjoyment of your trip.
There are plenty of people who are awesome at not planning and still having a safe, enjoyable time spontaneously; however, it all comes down to an explorer’s personal style.