All of us have the desire to travel to new locations, meet new people, discover unique places and enjoy an adventure, all by ourselves for once in our lifetime. And if you are a travel blogger or have to travel solo due to your work, then you must be well aware of the many delights visiting different places can bring. But, because of the different climate, environment, cuisine, traditions, and living styles, there are many adaptations a tourist has to make. So, here are some of the top pointers you should keep in mind while travelling solo for a safe trip:
● Know Your Destination:
The first thing every tourist should do is look after the main factors about the destination they are visiting. Research about the basic pointers that will come in handy during emergency situations.
❖ Where is the Railway Station or Airport located?
❖ How much is the distance between your stay-in and the airport/railway station?
❖ What are the nearby attractions you can visit?
❖ What are the safety concerns of the city, regarding Coronavirus?
❖ What is the most common mode of transport used and the variety of food popular? And so on.
● Identification Documents:
This pointer is extremely important as your identification documents like Voter Id, Adhaar Card, Driving Licence, Tickets, Hotel Reservations, etc. will be the most useful papers you may need throughout your trip. So, keeping them stored in a separate small bag instead of the one with all your other luggage will be smart. In case of your luggage is stolen, you will have all the important documents to place a complaint report and provide information about your identification to the authorities.
● Try To Be On Track With Your Itinerary:
Create a proper itinerary and share the details with a close family member or friends of yours for safety purposes. Then, follow your travel plans as you have decided accurately so that your family may know about your whereabouts in case of a bad network connection or any other emergency situations. Being on track with your itinerary will also help you in doing all the activities you would have planned for your trip successfully.
● Keep All Basic Medications Nearby:
Always remember to pack some of the basic medications for any trip you are going, whether a solo one or a family trip. Having access to the necessary medicines, especially if you have certain health concerns like Diabetes, Low/High Blood Pressure, etc., is extremely important. Keep the medications for Headache, Stomachache, Cold & Flu, Hand Sanitizers, extra Tampons, etc. in a small bag. This will help you to avoid roaming unknown streets in pain, in case of a sudden medical condition.
● Find Time To Rest:
Travelling to a different city, state, or country can be exhausting. Therefore always include proper rest time in your itinerary during the first and the last day of your trip. If you do not take proper rest, then you are liable to get sick, which in turn will spoil the whole trip for you. Also, there might be a sudden charge of emotions, especially on a solo trip on your first day. You will be excited and anxious to roam the streets of an unknown location all by yourself.
And the last day might be filled with a deep desire to spend more days in the beautiful location you called home for some nights. These hordes of emotions might overwhelm you if you don’t take it easy these days. So, go with the flow and calm your nerves smoothly.
Follow the above-mentioned advice on your solo trip and make it a big success and a good example for all the other trips to come.