Getting on a flight and traveling to a brand new place is daunting, but solo travel takes the daunt level up a notch! Being a girl about to embark on an adventure alone can be intimidating, however that is not a reason to cancel the feeling of wanderlust. There are plenty of ways to see the world independently while still staying safe and organized. Plus, when you put yourself in a challenging situation you are guaranteed to grow (cheesy, but so true!) Traveling alone is an excellent opportunity to get to know yourself better, perfect your problem solving skills, realize how capable you truly are and maybe even make a few new friends along the way! Without further ado keep reading for my top tips for solo travel girls!
Book Your Trip With A Travel Consultant
It can be very overwhelming booking your own flights and trying to determine where to stay. To take the headache out of a solo adventure the easiest way to nail down your itinerary is by booking with a travel consultant. The biggest benefit of booking with a travel consultant is all the help and advice that you will have access to while planning. There is something so comforting about having an expert to bounce ideas off of before boarding a flight and taking off! Not to mention in the off chance that something goes awry while you’re traveling you can always call your agent for help which is a fantastic back up to have. If you’re looking for a Travel Consultant I’d suggest calling Travelcuts. They can work with you over the phone, they have discounts for students and youth, and their Travel Consultants have solo travel experience.
Explore At Your Own Pace With Hop-on-Hop-Off
Traveling with a hop-on-hop-off bus is one of the best and easiest ways to get around. You can book hop on hop off bus tours for anywhere in the world (if you’re headed to Italy take a look at my travel guide here) Hop-on-hop-off gives you the freedom to create your perfect itinerary using a private door-to-door coach network. This is a great option for traveling alone because you will have the chance to meet fun, like-minded people and have access to guides who will help show you around each destination. Whether you pre-plan your trip or hop on and off spontaneously this is a fantastic way to see the world on a budget and as an independent traveler!
Create Structure By Planning Tours
Travel is a wonderful opportunity to get to learn new things about a new place. Don’t miss your chance to get to know a city through tours that will help you become more familiar with your destination. A professional guide will know all the best spots and fun facts that help make getting to know somewhere new so special. Plus, booking tours before you reach a city will help add structure to your schedule and be a great way to explore with like-minded individuals. If you ever feel overwhelmed by the number of tour options and styles available you can always contact a Travel Consultant at Travelcuts who can match you with the perfect tour with a group of people your age. There are a lot of exciting tours out there such as beach and island hopping, active tours, or wildlife animal tours. Sign me up for all of them!
Ultimately, traveling on your own is going to have its challenges. It takes bravery to dream of going somewhere and to hop on a plane and make that dream come true. The best part about travel is the opportunity to experience the unexpected. To see things you have never seen before and immerse yourself in a new culture. Traveling alone will be one of the scariest, but also must exciting and rewarding times in your life. Stay safe and have fun!