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Traveling Alone

Traveling solo is wonderful. It was quite hard at first and tiring, but absolutely fulfilling. If you ever have the chance to go out and travel to a different place by yourself, I would surely recommend you to try it out.

When you travel alone take it as a break and enjoy your moment. You’d definitely need to be attentive at all times, observant, and do a bit of research too about the place you are visiting.

The first concern of the solo traveler is safety. Without someone to watch your back, you are more exposed to crooks, scammers, or even health worries. To ensure security while traveling alone, send a copy of your itinerary with your friend or family member back at home. Stay in touch with them regularly via phone, text, video chat, or email just so to give them an update on where are you at the moment. Since you are alone, you may go to places that have a lot of people around. Stay on open and public places, particularly at night. Stay away from areas that would be quite awkward to visit because it doesn’t have a lot of tourists. Be your own best advisor, if it does not feel right, then just don’t do it.

I’m sure you’ll feel like you don’t have anyone to talk to, but I can assure you that you would surely appreciate the environment and views of the places that you’d go into. When you’re out there, be confident and feel free to ask others if you feel kinda lost and if you feel alone, try to book a tour you’d definitely meet friends out there. This is one of the best ways to make friends based on my experience because most of them would probably be just like you. This way you would have a chance to meet some inspirational people, but keep in mind that you are probably one of those too.

If you’ll travel to a different country, try to learn a few words in their language as this helps to show honor to your destination’s culture. Read something about your destination history, the people’s way so you would have an idea of how to behave.

Your mobile phone would be your best friend during these times, so treat it well and ensure you got some juice for the whole day. Try to bring a power bank just so you need it, you got one. Wifi connections might be provided in your accommodations but not everywhere so it would be better if you can have an internet connection be so you can use some useful apps like Google Maps, Skype, Facebook Messenger. Sim cards are often sold for tourists even in different countries they offer a pre-loaded one or a prepaid kind of sim. Just make sure that you got an open line mobile phone so it will work otherwise you got to avail of internet roaming from your service provider and this must be activated even before you leave your place of origin.

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5 Tips for Hassle Free Trip

When we said traveling it often sounds exciting. But the fact relies on the truth that traveling is one task that is very challenging. So to avoid getting any hassles, I  am sharing with you my key steps in making your travel worth it.

Plan Ahead
If you would go on a journey I would say you start planning a few months in advance. Do a little research about the area that you will go or the country that you will visit. Check for any documents that you might be required to present. For international travels, ensure your passport will have a validity of at least 6 months.
Reading some blogs and reviews would be helpful so you would have an idea of what to expect in the place that you’re going to visit.

Set a Travel Budget
One of the key things about having a successful trip is setting your travel budget. This will have a say what are the areas that you can go into and the type of accommodation that you should choose. You may also want to check the accommodation if they will provide free breakfast, most hotel accommodations have one but if not make sure you include a budget for your breakfast meal.
Pick up places you will visit that would suit your budget. Setting a budget will not just limit you to the things that you can do in any place that you can visit but it will help you spend your money wisely when you are traveling.

Have an Itinerary
Create an itinerary for an organized travel flow and transfer. Choose to visit places that would fit within your resources. Consider the time that you would spend going to that place and as mentioned earlier it should fall within the budget. You can enjoy most of your travel trip if you will have hassle-free transfers so you may want to include the kind of transportation that you would use. This will help you save a lot of time and will make your transfers flawless.

Watch how you behave
Sometimes when you go to a different place you would notice that they may have a different culture. It is important to understand that the locals might have different beliefs, behaviors, or manners. To avoid any trouble just act like a local and respect their culture and tradition.

Pack Light
Going to another place for few days might require you to pack things that you would need during your stay. Ensure you pack only the essentials, the ones that you would need most like few pairs of underwear, shirt, and pants. If you love to make up don’t bring the whole thing, choose to bring only the necessary items such as lip balm, powder, and blush. Don’t forget to bring chargers for your mobile and bring an adaptor just in case your chosen destination will have a different plug.
Most often hotels would provide towels and batch essentials you can just leave those behind. Keep your things packed light so you will have a bit more space to bring something home for your family or friends.

So there we go, not so much but for me, this works. I hope you’ll find this article helpful. Enjoy your coming trip!