Have you ever wanted to travel alone but gave up at the last minute because your fears got the best of you? Then this article is for you. Blooom is not only here to offer you nice travelling kits, we also want to accompany you for the most successful trips possible by giving you our most precious advices. Solo travelers, these are for you, so listen carefully:
You will tell me that there is no right or wrong destination for a trip, and you are right! But some destinations are more suitable than others for solo travel, and when you’re new to the subject, it’s better to leave carefully.
For example, go to safe countries, with local populations known for welcoming tourists like Norway, Scotland or Greece.
As with any trip, it is important to be well prepared and organized! We’ll skip the moral lessons based on “pack your suitcase well”, “make a to-do list” or “book your activities as soon as possible”, but we’ll give you some essential advice. For sleeping arrangements in particular, when you are alone, the place to stay is perhaps the most complicated decision to make, and the one that scares you the most.
If you are a woman, we advise you to use the platform “La Voyageuse” which will help you to meet trustworthy women who can host you for free during your solo trip.
Otherwise, you probably know couchsurfing? it is a website that allows you to find free accommodation during a trip. “Couchsurfing means couch, this practice consists in lending your couch for free to host a traveler.
Last but not least, a good tip to organize your trip: leave with a Blooom travel kit. This one applies to all travelers, solo or not! Opt for a ready-to-use Blooom travel kit or create your own customized travel kit to always have your little bathroom and your comfort with you.
Traveling light gives you so many advantages! First of all, if you take the transport alone, no matter by which means (train, bus, plane, bike, etc.), it will be much easier with a small light suitcase. Once you’re there, if you want to make several accommodations, it’s better to travel light, and it’s good for the planet!
You’ll probably suspect it but we have a great tip to help you travel light: get your favorite products in travel size with your Blooom travel kit, it’s here!
If you’re going solo and you have a problem with your bank card (stolen, lost, expired, etc.) your friends won’t be there to save the day, and if you’re abroad, we don’t even want to know how it could end… So be careful and prefer to have two cards with you to prepare for small financial glitches, of course, put them in two different places.
For your own sake or even to reassure your loved ones, if you are leaving alone, make sure that there is always someone who knows where you are, what you have planned or with whom. Without wanting to scare you, you never know what can happen! If your loved ones are aware of what you are doing and they go too long without hearing from you, well, they may take the necessary steps to try to contact you, so play it safe.
Traveling alone is not an easy task, on the contrary! If it’s your first time, you’ll see that it’s both a unique experience, but above all an experience for which you have to prepare yourself mentally. For sure, everything will not always go as planned, you will live great moments, but you may also have moments of doubt and blues, be aware of it! To prepare yourself as well as possible, discuss on online forums with solo travelers, they are the best people to give you advice and share their experiences. Also, reading blogs can help you in your psychological preparation, we have some nuggets for you: voyagesetc. We have a few nuggets for you: travel, etc., or even stories about flip-flops.
No matter for the reason for you to leave, whether it is to get out of a routine, to discover the world, to prove to yourself that you are capable and so on, never lose sight of your objective during this trip! It will guide you in your decisions, give you the courage to go all the way, to hold on in the difficult moments and to enjoy every moment of this unique experience.
Unless you want to do your trip 100% alone, the experience is also about meeting people! If you are traveling abroad, the scenery is not everything. To really know a country, you have to open up to the people, the culture, the customs, the food, etc. Open up to others, meet people, go eat in local restaurants, participate in events and the trip will be even better! And who knows, one day it might be your turn to show your new friends around your country.
This one is a pleasure to hear! Just because you’re alone doesn’t mean it’s not worth it to get a massage, or a good restaurant or to have a cocktail for example. If you leave it is above all for you, to find yourself in a moment of you to you then on the contrary, it is now or never that you have to give everything to please you and take advantage to the maximum of the good things that the life has to offer, we count on you!
Little bonus for this tip! Once again, taking pictures is not only with others. Your trip alone is a unique experience that will be engraved in your memory, but with a few photos as a bonus, it’s much better, isn’t it? Capture every moment of your trip so that you don’t forget any detail and leave with a lot of memories. And above all, send them to us, we love to see our travel kits on the other side of the world!
If you have read this article to the end, congratulations, you have all the keys in your hands to succeed in your solo trip, now it’s up to you! And the last word : don’t forget your Blooom travel kit 😉
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