Taking a trip is always a reason for joy, especially when it is for leisure and not for obligation, commitments or business ... However, some grief, uncertainty and "fear" can stalk us when it is our first solo trip. If you are going to make a trip by yourself or by yourself very soon and you still don't know whether to be happy about it or to keep thinking that "you are crazy" for having made this decision, do not worry, here we are going to give you a series of tips that can help you .
These tips and recommendations if it is your first solo trip will help you feel more comfortable not only traveling but also to enjoy those previous moments of nerves and good excitement before traveling. Travel must be a beautiful, comforting and above all very pleasant experience. Don't let fear or uncertainty paralyze you if it's your first solo trip.
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Before your trip and many weeks in advance, long before, for example, booking a hotel or choosing a specific travel date, gather enough information about the destination you have chosen. It is not worth just knowing the time it will be on that site on the dates we go, it is much more than that. You should inform yourself about:
- Travel guides.
- Websites and forums of travelers who have passed through that location and report experiences (both positive and negative).
- What dates You have available to make the trip and therefore which city or cities you will visit: if you will stay in the same place during the whole trip, if you will move, how you should do it, etc.
Create an itinerary
For everything, having a good organization is almost proclaiming a guaranteed success, and in terms of travel and programming it was not going to be less. It's good leave time for the possible unforeseen that also tend to turn out quite well, which is not expected, but almost everything we must have previously controlled and measured in terms of time.
- Choose which cities you will visit for what time.
- Which monuments and tourist sites you will see when.
- Make your itinerary in an organized and flexible way.
Book in advance
You reserve certain things well in advance, such as the means of transport you will choose (train, plane, ship, ...) is a wild card that we already have and that we should not worry in the long run as the date of the trip approaches.
If we leave these reservations for the last, two things can happen:
- That we have good luck and that we not only manage to book but also do it at good price.
- That we are left without any possibility of making that trip that we were so eager to do for not having anticipated the pertinent reservations before.
Trust yourself and your criteria
As we said a few paragraphs before, traveling is one of the most wonderful experiences we can do, therefore you must live that trip in a pleasant way. If you have previously informed yourself of everything related to the place you are visiting, if you have organized your trip in a coherent and flexible way, it does not matter if you go alone or accompanied, it will be fine! And if it's not that way, Trust your criteria, trust yourself and your ability to solve problems and / or difficulties.
Pack a reasonable suitcase
Make your suitcase carry what is just but also what is necessary. If you go alone and with clear intentions to kick the city or cities you visit, it will be useless to wear a suit jacket, tie or "fixed" shoes: wear T-shirts, sports shoes, vests, etc., and everything very according to the weather. on that site at the time.
On the internet you can find a thousand and one ways to make many garments fit into your suitcase and without the need to tighten or break zippers, especially in videos. Search, search!
Take photos yes, but live the trip
It is good to take photos, to have paralyzed images that remind us for years that we were in that city and that we had a great time, but is it not more important to have the memory and the full and total sensations of that joy in our memory?
Often we miss details of experiences, especially when traveling, just to take a picture embracing that famous statue or trying to "gain weight" the Tower of Pisa ... Taking pictures is fine and ideal, but pay more attention to the moment and what you live.
We hope that this series of tips that we offer you today will help you take that step to take a solo trip. The experience can be wonderful!