Travel Tips and Advice for Solo Travelers

Here you will find travel tips for solo travelers.  Get advice and information for planning, selecting a solo travel destination, budgeting, health & safety, the basics for traveling alone from a female solo traveler.

Do you have doubts or anxiety about traveling alone? Perhaps you need to travel for work but are not keen on traveling by yourself. Start with my 15 Tips Solo Travel Tips for Both Men and Women Travelers.

Before you leave on your first solo journey you may want to practice your solo travel skills closer to home.

  • Take day trips in your own city or town by yourself
  • Take different modes of transportation, a bus trip or train ride
  • Practice driving alone for several hours
  • Go to a movie or attend a concert or theatrical event by yourself
  • Try eating alone at restaurants, read my best travel tips for solo dining.

You will become comfortable with taking day trips then try a weekend solo adventure. You can plan something within your budget and comfort zone and see how it goes. Maybe you love it, maybe you are not crazy about solo travel.

There is only one way to find out whether or not you like to travel alone – you just have to give it a try. You will build up your solo traveler confidence each time you go it alone.

There are several ways to ease the anxiety of solo travel. Before you plan a trip, think about where and when you want to travel as this will impact your budget substantially. Do you have a budget? Think about ways you can save money so that you can afford to travel and think about how much you want to spend on your trip.

One summer I wanted to escape the heat of Texas summer but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. I traveled to Sao Paulo (and took a bus to/from Rio de Janeiro) using my frequent flyer points, during shoulder season, and stayed at hostels to keep my costs down.

Not sure you are ready to stay in a hostel? Are you thinking you are too old to stay in a hostel? Read my story comparing hotels and hostels about staying at the Ritz-Carlton one night, and a 4-bed hostel dorm the following night.

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