Your Comprehensive Guide to Solo Travel

Solo travel is a great way to not only learn about the world, but also discover who you are, and push the boundaries of your comfort zone.  

This guide will help you figure out how to budget for a solo trip and save money, how to pack so that you’re efficient, and will go over some things you must do to be prepared. Also, we’ll cover some benefits of solo travel and why everyone should do this at least once.  

Choosing a Budget-Friendly Destination

There are plenty of budget-friendly destinations for traveling solo. Some examples include: – Almost anywhere in South or Central America – The Caribbean – SE Asia – The Pacific Islands, including the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia – Eastern Europe – Parts of Africa

Things to Consider When Planning Your Solo Trip

Figure out how much time off you have. This will help you quickly eliminate specific areas of the world that may require longer stays or take longer to get to. 

Saving money doesn’t have to end at airfare. Once you’re there, there are ways to ensure you continue keeping and sticking within your budget. 

How to Save Money on Your Trip

Choose Lodging Carefully If you have a budget that allows for it, then I recommend a centrally located hotel, even if it costs you a little bit more.   Avoid the Single Supplement You may note when booking your lodging, that the rates are for “per person, double occupancy”. If you choose that room and say, there’s only one person staying, the price for you goes up significantly. 

How You Can Really Start To Save Money

Save on Transportation Sometimes the highest public transportation cost is going to and from the airport. Look up ahead of time the best ways to do so; many cities in Europe, for instance, have great subway or metro systems. Save on Food Some hotels offer free breakfast. Take that into consideration when budgeting for your stay. Save on Things to Do Check out your destination’s tourism board. It will usually display events happening in your area, many of them free or discounted, or you purchase a day pass and get entry everywhere at a discount. 

I highly recommend you create a travel checklist so that you can keep track of everything. Also, try to limit your luggage to a carryon and backpack.  

Packing Checklist for Solo Travel

- Roll Your Clothes to Save Space - Use Packing Cubes to Save Space and Stay Organized - Pack a Collapsible Duffel

Packing Tips for clothes and souvenirs

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