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.
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
Choose Lodging CarefullyIf 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 SupplementYou 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.
Save on TransportationSometimes 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 FoodSome hotels offer free breakfast. Take that into consideration when budgeting for your stay.Save on Things to DoCheck 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.